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This profile was last updated on 10/6/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Board Member

Phone: (956) ***-****  HQ Phone
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame & Museum
210 E. Heywood
San Benito, Texas 78586
United States

Company Description: The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame & Museum, founded in 2001, is part of the Museums of San Benito, the birthplace of conjunto music. The museum works to...   more
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Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibits
www.texasconjuntomusic.org, 6 Oct 2013 [cached]
Rey Avila
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Rey Avila President
But Rey Avila, founder of ...
www.themonitor.com, 17 Mar 2012 [cached]
But Rey Avila, founder of the Texas Conjunto Hall of Fame and Museum, said the city plans to house the arts center in the proposed cultural heritage center.
Talk of the building's demolition is "getting out of hand," Avila said.
"People are getting the impression that they're going to run them out of there and they're going to be left homeless," Avila said.
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But Rey Avila, founder of the Texas Conjunto Hall of Fame and Museum, said the city plans to house the arts center in the proposed cultural heritage center. Talk of the building's demolition is "getting out of hand," Avila said. "People are getting the impression that they're going to run them out of there and they're going to be left homeless," Avila said.
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum News
www.texasconjuntomusic.org, 23 Feb 2012 [cached]
"This is the first major step toward our dream," said Rey Avila, founder of the Conjunto Hall of Fame and Museum.
The late Ramon Medina was known ...
www.texasconjuntomusic.org, 22 June 2013 [cached]
The late Ramon Medina was known as one of the best bajo sexto players in Texas, said Rey Avila, president of the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He played and recorded with accordion pioneer Tony de la Rosa, Ruben Naranjo and Gilberto Perez.
He founded his own band, Ramon Medina y Los Alegres, in 1985. As a songwriter, his biggest hit was "Bellos Recuerdos."
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took to the airwaves in 1983 and ran for more than 20 years, Avila said. Canales introduced Selena when she was 13 years old and introduced many other future stars on his program, he said.
"Over the past 12 years, we have inducted 58 people who have contributed to the history of conjunto regional music," Avila said.
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Making last-minute arrangements for the program, Avila explained that the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum has an important mission to preserve the history of conjunto music and assure its future.
"Conjunto is the original Tejano music," he said. "In the 1980s, they came out with the word 'Tejano' and that includes Selena, Little Joe and those," he said of modern Tejano stars, who perform a more amplified, faster and rock-and-roll-style approach to South Texas regional music.
Conjunto has its roots in the days of outdoor dance venues with simple instruments and basic beats, he said.
"The accordion, the bass player, the bajo sexto (a 12-string Mexican guitar) and drums make it up," he said of a typical conjunto band.
Early stars included Narciso Martinez, Pedro Ayala and Juan Lopez in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, Avila said.
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum Offical Website
www.texasconjuntomusic.org, 6 Oct 2013 [cached]
For more information, please call Rey Avila at 245-1666
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