The Southmost area of Brownsville, the southernmost populated tip of Texas along the banks of the Rio Grande, holds a tight-knit community of immigrant families whose cultural heritage is expressed daily in their traditions, celebrations, music, gardening, religion, lifestyle, and most importantly, food. Along a strip of Southmost Road, locally known as “Taco Boulevard,” lies more than 20 locally-owned taquerias along the main artery of the neighborhood. Containing rich photographs by Chuy Benitez, the Taquerías of Southmost photography exhibit provides an entrance into the rich cultural traditions of an often closed and discriminated population.
Featuring Grammy Award winning Los Texmaniacs with Mingo Saldivar and Flaco Jimenes, Dora and the Zydeco Entourage, and Ennis Czech Boys. Plus 2011 Big Squeeze Champion Nachito Morales.
Changing Places: Ranch Gates of the Southwest
by Douglas Manger
David Lee Garza is a legendary GRAMMY Award winning accordionist of traditional Texas music. Also following a family tradition, Garza’s musician father Tony first formed the band with his sons David Lee and Adam in 1968 as David Lee Garza y Su Conjunto, later adding son Richard on bass. Their debut recording, under the same name, was released in 1972. Their first recording as David Lee Garza y Los Musicales came in 1978. They soon became a Gold- and Platinum-album-selling machine. Further solidifying the band’s legacy as a cornerstone of Tejano music, the band’s succes
Keyun took the top prize at Texas Folklife’s 21st annual Accordion Kings & Queens concert at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston on June 5, 2010. With the title he received a new Hohner accordion, recording time at SugarHill Recording Studios and $1,000 cash, as well as promotional support from Hohner, SugarHill and Texas Folklife.