Selena Quintanill A Brief History Of Tejano Music

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Tejano Music has been around since the 19th century and gained a wider audience in the late 20th century. Tejano music became most popular amongst the Mexican-American population of central and southern Texas. Many female and male artist were influenced by Tejano music and wrote songs to share with their public. There were difficulties for women to express their music because Tejano was a male dominate genre based on the public. Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. She was the youngest child of Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla who has Cherokee ancestry and Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. Her father Abraham Quintanilla a Mexican American former musician. Selena was raised as a Jehovah's Witness religion. Her father Quintanilla, Jr. noticed her musical abilities when she was six years old. He would tell the People magazine, "Her timing, her pitch was perfect, I could see it from day one". In …show more content…

They were taken over by Tony de la Rose and Leonardo Jiménez in conjunto’s in the “golden age” in the late 1940s and early ’50s. In the 1930s Tejano’s second major form was Banda or orchestra. Tejanos big bands, most notably were La Orchestra de Beto Villa, building upon the big band lineup that was popularized by swing bands, it quickly incorporated Mexican folk music and conjunto traditions. The Tejano’s third music form was grupo it originated in the 1960s with keyboard instruments and synthesizers as its foundation. Group’s most famous performer was Selena, she became an international celebrity before being killed and was admired by many people including the American community. All three forms of Tejano styles have continued their popularity into the 21st century and have been reinvented over time with new and improved rhythms, also Tejano music try to keep their tradition by trying to not change its style within every form of

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