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Texas Folklife Virtual Panel Discussion #5 Carrying Conjunto

A follow-up to our previous roundtable on Texas accordion music, this panel will touch on the state of the Conjunto genre then and now, and the efforts to preserve and promote it in Texas and beyond. Our panelists will discuss efforts undertaken by organizations, individuals, and communities to keep Conjunto sustainable, as well as options for musicians and organizations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Discussion Panelists: Gilberto Reyes Accordion Product Manager, KHS America, Inc. Founder, Reyes Accordions Juan Longoria, Jr. Accordionist, Grupo CONTEÑO Conjunto Program Director, Los Fresnos High School Nancy Flores Writer/Journalist Austin American-Statesmen, Cultura en Austin Piper LeMoine & Baldomero Cuellar Directors, Rancho Alegre Moderated by: Sarah Rucker Program Director, The Big Squeeze, Texas Folklife Founder, Full Gallop This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.