Hispanic Music Events at International Folk Alliance Conference

Memphis (Tennessee), USA – The 18th Annual International Folk
Alliance Conference, in Austin, Texas, February 10-14, 2006 is highlighting
Hispanic music through showcases, films, and workshops. Conference registration
is required for admittance. For registration information go
www.folk.org.The schedule is:
(As of 1/16/06 – subject to change)


Friday, Feb. 10
Grupo Fantasma (Austin, TX)
The Ronstadt Ramirez Santa Cruz River Band (Tucson, AZ)
Los Llaneros (Colombia)
Los Texmaniacs (San Antonio, TX)
Mariachi Las Altenas (San Antonio, TX)
Juan-Carlos Formell (Havana, Cuba)

Sat. Feb. 11
Children’s Showcase featuring Guy Mendilow (Jamaica Plain, MA), Chaski (Austin,
Cerronato (Austin, TX)
Chaski (Austin, TX)
Son De Madera (Veracruz, Mexico)
Juan Carlos Quintero (Medellín, Colombia)
Quetzal (Oakland, CA)
Guy Mendilow (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Juan-Carlos Formell (Havana, Cuba)

Sun., Feb. 12
Perla Batalla (Los Angeles, CA)
Conjunto Aztlan (San Antonio, TX)
Los Texmaniacs (San Antonio, TX)

Mon. Feb. 13
Guy Mendilow (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Cerronato (Austin, TX

Panels and Films
Future of Texas Accordion Music, Sarah Wimer (Sun.)
The History and Development of Tejano Music, Clay Shorkey, Texas Music Museum


Del Mero Corazon
(Straight From the Heart) by Les Blank (Mon.)
A lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love
songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition


Songs from the Homeland
Filmed on location throughout Texas, Songs of the Homeland tells the story of
Tejano Music. This critically acclaimed documentary features images of the past
and present and includes performances and interviews with musical pioneers such
as Tony de la Rosa, Valerio Longoria, Lydia Mendoza, Isidro Lopez, Sunny Ozuna,
Mingo Saldivar, and Little Joe Hernandez. Produced by Award Winning Filmmaker
Hector Galan, Songs of the Homeland is an exuberant journey into the heart and
soul of Tejano music and the history of the Texas Mexican experience as told
through the development of Tejano music.

The Folk Alliance is the largest networking organization on the continent
devoted to the folk community. It provides ever-expanding access to the vital
network of those who are active and involved in the broad world of folk music
and dance in North America. In addition to producing the conference event, Folk
Alliance provides year-round services including a music business directory,
newsletters, other classes, workshops, and regional events, and arts advocacy
for the field on a regional and international basis.

[Photo: Grupo Fantasma].