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Music of the United States
History - Education
Colonial era - to the Civil War - During the Civil War - Late 19th century - Early 20th century - 40s and 50s - 60s and 70s - 80s to the present
Genres: Classical - Folk - Hip hop - Pop - Rock - Christian pop
Awards Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, Gospel Music Awards
Charts Billboard Music Chart, American Top 40
Festivals Jazz Fest, Lollapalooza, Ozzfest, Monterey Jazz Festival
Media Spin, Rolling Stone, Vibe, Down Beat, Source, MTV, VH1
National anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" and forty-eight state songs
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Tejano music (Spanish-Texan music) is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Hispanic populations of Central and Southern Texas. In recent years artists such as The Hometown Boys La Mafia, Selena Quintanilla, Emilio Navaira, and Selena's brother A.B. Quintanilla's band, Los Kumbia Kings, have transformed Tejano music from primarily a local, ethnic form of music to a genre with wide appeal in North America, Latin America, Europe, and beyond. The United States is home to a wide array of regional styles and scenes. ... The music history of the United States includes many styles of folk, popular and classical music. ... The upper-class during the colonial era promoted ensembles who played serenades, feldparthien and divertimenti, such as those composed by Mozart and Haydn. ... From independence to the start of the Civil War, American music underwent many changes. ... The music history of the United States during the Civil War was an important period in the development of American music. ... The latter part of the 19th century saw the increased popularization of African American music and the growth and maturity of folk styles like the blues. ... // Native Americans Main article: Native American music Modern Native American pow-wows arose around the turn of the 20th century. ... Many musical styles flourished and combined in the 1940s and 1950s, most likely because of the influence of radio had in creating a mass market for music. ... The 1960s was a tumultuous period for the United States, with the Cold War, Vietnam War and Civil Rights causing massive public unrest. ... The 1980s saw New Wave entering the year as the single biggest mainstream market, with heavy metal, punk rock and hardcore punk, and hip hop achieving increased crossover success. ... 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An African American man gives a piano lesson to a young African American woman, in 1899 or 1900, in Georgia, USA. Photograph from a collection of W.E.B. DuBois. ... Irish and Scottish music have long been a major part of American music, at least as far back as the 19th century. ... Latin music has long influenced American popular music, jazz, rhythm and blues, and even country music. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The music of Hawaii includes an array of traditional and popular styles, ranging from native Hawaiian folk music to modern rock and hip hop. ... The vast majority of the inhabitants of the United States are immigrants or descendents of immigrants. ... Alaska is a state of the United States. ... Alabama has played a central role in the development of both blues and country music. ... Arkansas is a Southern state of the United States. ... The Samoas are a Polynesian island chain, currently divided between the independent state of Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) and an American territory called American Samoa. ... Arizonas musical history has been heavily influenced by Mexican immigrants. ... In the United States, California is commonly associated with the film, music, and arts industries; there are numerous world-famous Californian musicians. ... Colorado is a state of the United States, and has a notable reputation for music. ... Connecticut is a state of the United States in the New England region. ... The music of Washington D.C. is known for two primary scenes, hardcore and associated derivatives and a hip hop-dance music hybrid called go go. ... Delaware is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. ... Floridas ethnic diversity has led to a myriad of musical styles from punk rock to salsa and heavy metal being popular in various parts of the state. ... Georgias musical output includes Southern rap groups like Outkast and Goodie Mob, as well as a wide variety of rock, pop and country artists. ... Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... The music of Hawaii includes an array of traditional and popular styles, ranging from native Hawaiian folk music to modern rock and hip hop. ... The music of Iowa includes such notable musicians as Slipknot, Stallions Versus Unicorns, Bix Beiderbecke and Greg Brown, as well as Meredith Willson, composer of The Music Man, and Alice Ettinger who was renowned enough to perform in Europe in the 1890s. ... Idaho has produced a number of musicians, including pop star Paul Revere and Doug Martsch of Built to Spill. ... Illinois, which includes Chicago, has a wide musical heritage. ... The music of Indiana was strongly influenced by a large number of German and Irish immigrants who arrived in the 1830s. ... For many decades, Kansas has had a vibrant country and bluegrass scene. ... The Music of Kentucky is heavily centered on Appalachian folk music and its descendants, especially in eastern Kentucky. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... New England Conservatory of Music in Boston Massachusetts is a U.S. state in New England. ... Famous musicians from Maryland include Francis Scott Key, who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner and pop punksters Good Charlotte, from Waldorf. ... Maine is a state of the United States, located in New England. ... In Michigan, the city of Detroit has remained the capital of musical innovation for many years. ... The music of Minnesota has played a role in the historical and cultural development of Minnesota. ... St. ... The Northern Mariana Islands are an island chain dependency of the United States. ... Mississippi is best-known as the home of the blues, which developed among the freed African Americans in the latter half of the 19th century. ... 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Origins

In the 1690s Spain settled the area that is now known as Texas. In 1718, San Antonio was established as a midway point to the missions of east Texas. For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ...


In 1745, Spain settled the area we now call the Rio Grande Valley, thus was born the Tejano (a Texan of Spanish heritage). Because of the remoteness of Texas at the time and its proximity to Louisiana, Tejano culture was very much tied to the Cajun culture. These similarities are apparent today. The Rio Grande Valley is an area located in the southernmost tip of Texas. ...


In the 1850s Europeans that came from Germany (first during Spanish time and 1830s), Poland and what is now the Czech Republic migrated to Texas and Mexico, bringing with them their style of music and dance. They brought with them the waltz, polkas and other popular forms of music and dance. However it was not until the Mexican Revolution (1910–1917) that forced many of these Europeans to flee Mexico and into South Texas, that their musical influence was to have a major impact on Tejanos. Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Waltz (disambiguation). ... Street musicians in Prague playing a polka Polka is a fast, lively Central European dance, and also a genre of dance music. ... This article is about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. ...


At the turn of the century, Tejanos were mostly involved in ranching and agriculture. The only diversion was the occasional traveling musician who would come to the ranches and farms. Their basic instruments were the flute, guitar, and drum, and they sang songs that were passed down through the generations from songs originally sung in Spain and Mexico. One of these musicians was Lydia Mendoza, who became one of the first to record Spanish music as part of RCAs expansion of their popular race records of the 1920s. As these traveling musicos traveled into areas where the Germans, Poles and Czechs lived, they began to incorporate the oom-pah sound into their music. Narciso "El Huracan del Valle" Martinez, known as the father of Conjunto music, defined the accordion's role in Conjunto music. For other uses, see Flute (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... Race records were 78 rpm gramophone records made by and for African Americans during the eary 20th century, particularly during the 1920s and 1930s. ... For other uses, see Accordion (disambiguation). ...


Alice, Texas has long been recognized as "The Birthplace of Tejano" dating back to the mid 1940s when Armando Marroquin, Sr. of Alice and partner Paco Bentacourt of San Benito, Texas launched what was to be the first home based recording company to record Tejano artists exclusively. Ideal Records, which was based in Alice, under the direction of Marroquin became the perfect vehicle for Tejano groups and artists to get their music to the public. Marroquin, who also owned and operated a jukebox company, insured that Ideal recordings would be distributed throughout South Texas. The songs recorded, which were contributed by Tejano and Mexican composers, became very popular through jukeboxes placed in restaurants, cantinas or any other establishment that would have them, and the then very scarce Spanish language radio programs. Alice is a city in Jim Wells County, Texas, United States. ...


Central to the evolution of early Tejano music was the blend of traditional forms such as the Corrido and Mariachi, and Continental European styles, such as Polka,[1] introduced by German and Czech settlers in the late 19th century. In particular, the accordion was adopted by Tejano folk musicians at the turn of the 20th century, and it became a popular instrument for amateur musicians in Texas and Northern Mexico. Small bands known as orquestas, featuring amateur musicians, became a staple at community dances. The corrido is a popular narrative song and poetry form, a ballad, of the mestizo Mexican cultural area (which includes the Southwestern states of the United States, taken from Mexican sovereignty in the mid 19th Century). ... This article is about the Mexican musical genre and ensemble. ... Street musicians in Prague playing a polka Polka is a fast, lively Central European dance, and also a genre of dance music. ... For other uses, see Accordion (disambiguation). ...


Narciso Martínez (1911-1992) gave the accordion playing a new virtuosity in the 1930s, when he adopted the two button row accordion. At the same time, he formed a group with Santiago Almeida, a bajo sexto player. Their new musical style, known as Conjunto, soon became the popular music of the working class Tejano. Flaco Jimenez (1939-), the son of an accordionist and grandson of a man who had learned the instrument from a German immigrant, carried on Martinez's tradition of accordion virtuosity and became a fixture on the international World Music scene by the 1980s. Narciso Martínez, (died 1992) dubbed early on, El Huracan del Valle (The Hurricane of the Valley), began recording in 1936 and is the father of conjunto music. ... For other uses, see Accordion (disambiguation). ... The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the [[. In East Asia, the rise of militarism occurred. ... A bajo sexto (Spanish: lower sixth) is a type of 12 string guitar, fused with a bass, used in Mexican music. ... Tejano is also the name of Texans of Spanish origin. ... Flaco Jimenez is a Tejano musician from San Antonio, New Mexico. ...


In the 1950s and 1960s, rock and roll and country music made inroads, and electric guitars and drums were added to conjunto combos. Also, performers such as Little Joe added both nuances of jazz and R&B, and a Chicano political consciousness. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1958 to the end of 1974. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Chicano (disambiguation). ...


The 1960s and '70s brought a new fusion of cultures and the first La Onda Tejana Broadcasters. Popular Tejano musician and producer Paulino Bernal of the legendary Conjunto Bernal discovered and introduced to the Tejano music scene the norteno band Los Relampagos Del Norte with Ramon Ayala and Cornelio Reyna on his Bego Records. His Tejano infuence on their early recordings popularized this hot new act all the way until their breakup in the mid 1970s. Ramon Ayala still enjoys success on both sides of the border. Cornelio Reyna enjoyed a very successful career as an actor and singer and resurfaced in the Tejano scene with a major hit with his collaboration with Tejano artist La Mafia. He toured constantly until his recent death. In the 1960s and '70s the first La Onda Tejana broadcasting pioneers hit the airwaves including Marcelo Tafoya (first recipient of the Tejano Music Awards "Lifetime Achievement Award), Mary Rodriguez, Rosita Ornelas, and Luis Gonzalez these four were shortly followed by an influx of broadcasters including the famous Davila family of San Antonio. This central Texas support by popular broadcasters helped fuel the flames of La Onda. It has been proposed below that Los Relampagos del Norte be renamed and moved to Los Relámpagos del Norte. ... Ramon Ayala - El Rey del Accordeon I dont know anything about Ramon Ayala (someone please add some serious info!) just that he started playing accordion as a duo with Cornelio Reyna in 1963 as Los Relampagos Del Norte. When that ended, he went on to form Ramon Ayala y... Cornelio Reyna born 1955 This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


In the late 1980s and early '90s, Houston based artist La Mafia, already with over a dozen Tejano Music Awards under their belt, originated a new Tejano style later to become a Tejano standard. La Mafia combined a pop-style beat to the popular Mexican-style cumbia and achieved success never before seen in the Tejano industry, becoming the first Tejano artist to sell over one million albums with "Estás Tocando Fuego" in 1992. With extensive touring from as early as 1988, they eventually opened the doors for such artists as Selena, Emilio Navaira, Fama, Mazz, La Tropa F, and eventually, Elida y Avante. Electronic instruments and synthesizers increasingly dominated the sound, and Tejano music increasingly appealed to bilingual country and rock fans. In the wake of her murder, Selena's music received attention from a mainstream American audience as well. Selena became the first female Tejano music artist to win a Grammy and her album Ven Conmigo became the first Tejano album by a female artist to go gold. From its roots in the Northside neighborhood of Houston, Texas, the three-time Grammy Award-winning musical group La Mafia has charted a course as one of Latin Music’s most influential bands. ... For the movie based on the life of the singer, see Selena (film). ... Fama may refer to: Fama Fraternitatis, the manifesto of the Rosicrucians. ... 1981 Mazz album The Look of Mazz Mazz is a Tejano band central to south Texas. ... Ven Conmigo is the second album release by Tejano singer Selena Y Los Dinos under EMI Latin. ...


Tejano Music is often danced similar to Country Music with various spins and some 2 step fused with the traditional 1 step Mexican dance. See Tejano Music Dance Lessons.comfor more information on the different dance spins. Most often then not if you can dance Country Music you can blend in on a Tejano Music Dance floor. It is danced progressively in a counter clockwise rotation around the dance floor just like Country Music.


Since 1998 Tejano Music has seen a decline of Tejano Music radio stations across the USA due to the huge influx of migrant workers from Mexico. Many big and small radio stations across the USA especially in Texas have converted over to Norteno/Banda music. Now there are only a few terrestrial radio stations left, and airplay for artist is difficult. This has caused Tejano Music Internet Radio to become popular, but at the same time it stifles the growth of new Tejano Music Fans because it is no longer in the main stream public. To name a few Tejano Music stations on the internet: Batanga.com, iTejano.com, BNetradio.com, TexMexFM.com, Amigos Radio.com, Tejano Music FM.com, Tejano FM.com. Whether Tejano Music will keep growing is yet to be seen with the new age of internet, and a few companies promoting internet Tejano Music Communitys like iTejano.com and USATejano.com.


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The elements of Tejano

Tejano music was born in Texas. Although it has influences from Mexico and other Latin American countries, the main influences are American. Contemporary classic Tejano artists such as David Lee Garza and Jay Perez exhibit influence from rock,blues, funk and, country. Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Blues music redirects here. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...


It is important to understand that Tejano music has various categories of music and bands. Three major categories are Conjunto, Orchestra and Modern. A Conjunto band is comprised of accordion, bajo sexto, bass, and drum. Examples of Conjunto Bands are Esteban "Steve" Jordan, The Hometown Boys and Jaime de Anda y Los Chamacos. An Orchestra consists of bass, drum, electric guitar, synthesizer, and a brass section on which it relies heavily for its sound. It can also have an accordion in the band at times. An example of an Orchestra is Ruben Ramos and the Texas Revolution. A Modern Tejano band consists of synthesizers, drums, electric guitar, bass and at times an accordion. It relies heavily on the synthesizer for its sound. Modern bands are La Mafia, Selena and her band Selena Y Los Dinos, Miguel Y Miguel, Shelly Lares, Jay Perez, and Jimmy Gonzalez Y Mazz. Other categories consist of Progressive, Pop and Urban Tejano music. All of these categories are classified as Tejano. Esteban Steve Jordan is a conjunto (norteño) and Tejano musician from the United States. ... 1981 Mazz album The Look of Mazz Mazz is a Tejano band central to south Texas. ...


With the keyboard, drum and the bajo sexto, a 12 string bass guitar from Spain, Tejanos now had a sound they could begin to call their own. In the 1940s, Valerio Longoria introduced lyrics to conjunto music, further establishing the Tejano claim to this new sound. Tejano music did retain some of its roots in the old European styles. Polkas and waltzes were still popular, and also popular was the German habit of dancing in a circle around the dance floor. It can also be noted that Country-Western is also danced in the same manner, but only in Texas.


In the 1950s, Isidiro Lopez further revolutionized the Tejano sound by emphasizing less on the traditional Spanish that Valerio used and using the new Tex-Mex instead. This created a newer sound and took us one step closer to the sound we have today. In the 1960s and '70s Little Joe and the Latinairs, later renamed La Familia, The Latin Breed, and others infused the orchestra sound into the Tejano sound, taking their influences from the Pop, R&B and other forms of music. In the late 70s and early 80s, Brownsville natives Joe Lopez, Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz introduced the keyboard sound to Tejano which was influenced by the Disco sound of the era, and during that period,La Mafia became the first Tejano band to put on Rock Style shows for their MTV generation. From its roots in the Northside neighborhood of Houston, Texas, the three-time Grammy Award-winning musical group La Mafia has charted a course as one of Latin Music’s most influential bands. ...


Some of the major artists and bands of the past couple of decades include LA MAFIA, Selena Quintanilla Perez, Roberto Pulido, Laura Canales, David Marez, Xelencia, La Fiebre, La Sombra, Culturas, Elsa Garcia, Gary Hobbs, Fama, Pete Astudillo, Ram Herrera, La Diferenzia, Patsy Torres, Michael Salgado, Intocable, Los Palominos, Jennifer Peña, and several regional local bands. Selena Selena Quintanilla Perez (April 16, 1971 - March 31, 1995) was a Mexican-American singer who is regarded as one of the biggest stars of the Tejano genre of music. ... La Sombra de Chicago or La Sombra de Tony Guerrero is a Tejano band originally from Chicago, IL. The group was widely popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s, often described as the number one show band in the U.S.A. and the world. ... Fama may refer to: Fama Fraternitatis, the manifesto of the Rosicrucians. ... Michael Salgado is a popular Tejano artist // Tejano singer/accordionist Michael Salgado gained prominence in the mid-90s by looking back to the norteño sound influenced by Ramon Ayala, and introduced the style to the younger generation. ... Intocable at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California on July 13, 2006. ... Jennifer Marcella Peña Cantú (born September 17, 1983 in San Antonio, Texas), is a two time Grammy Nominated Tejano/Latin pop singer and actress. ...


In the last few years or so there has been an increasing Mexican influence on Tejano music resulting in a sound more like Norteno. The Accordion, while a historically popular instrument in Tejano music, has gone from a secondary or specialty instrument to a "must have" instrument. Today, groups like Los Chamacos, Sunny Sauceda, Eddie Gonzalez, and La Tropa F emphasize the accordion.


At the turn of the 21st century, the Tejano influence has declined in part due to decreased promotion, the rise in regional Mexican and other Latin music, the breakup or retirement of established performers, and the emergence of few new performers. Most Tejano artists who performed throughout the 1990's during the music's peak who are still performing today have rarely played to the same widestream attention in recent years. Regardless, today's Tejano music, while far more pop-oriented than its Depression-era roots, is still a vital regional musical style in several Tejano communities as well as in other parts of the United States. 20XX redirects here. ...


The term Tex-Mex is also used in American rock and roll for Tejano-influenced performers such as the Sir Douglas Quintet; Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs; The Mars Volta; Sunny and the Sunliners; Louie and the Lovers; The Champs with "Tequila"; the Texas Tornados, featuring Flaco Jiménez, Freddy Fender, Augie Meyers, and Doug Sahm;Ceceilia with Viva Texas and Los Lonely Boys. Los Lobos Chicano rock or Latin rock is rock music performed by Mexican American groups or music with themes derived from Chicano culture. ... Sir Douglas Quintet was a rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs were a rock and roll band from the mid-1960s led by Domingo Samuido (born 1934), a Mexican-American living in Texas and then New Orleans, known as Sam The Sham. They had several hits such as Wooly Bully, Little Red Riding Hood, and... The Mars Volta is an American rock group founded by Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Isaiah Ikey Owens and Jeremy Michael Ward in 2001. ... The Champs were a one hit wonder, most famous for their instrumental Tequila. Formed by studio executives to record a B-Side for a single, the intended throwaway track became more famous than its A-Side. ... Texas Tornados are a Tejano band. ... Flaco Jimenez Flaco Jiménez (born March 11, 1939) is a Tejano musician from San Antonio, Texas. ... Freddy Fender Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006), born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, Texas, USA, was a Mexican-American Tejano, country, and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. ... August Augie Meyers (b. ... Douglas Wayne Sahm (born November 6, 1941, San Antonio, Texas, died November 18, 1999, Taos, New Mexico) was a musician from Texas. ... Los Lonely Boys are American Grammy-winning musical group from San Angelo, Texas. ...


Texan accordion music has also influenced Basque trikitixa players. The Basque language is unrelated to any other language family and its origins are unknown. ... The trikitixa or eskusoinu (hand sound) is a two-row Basque diatonic button accordion, with right-hand rows keyed a fifth apart and twelve unisonoric bass buttons. ...


Contemporary Swedish-American composer Sven-David Sandström has incorporated Tejano music stylings in his classical music. Sven-David Sandström (b. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ...


References

  1. ^ German Roots of Mexican Music, Spanish.about.com. Accessed July 2006.

External links

Tejano Music Websites

  • i Tejano
  • Tejano 247.com
  • TexMex FM.com
  • Tejano Music Countdown.com
  • Tejano Music Dance Lessons.com
  • Tejano Music USA.com
  • Tejano Music FM.com

Tejano Music Tv

  • http://TejanoClassicTv.com

Tejano Music Radio

  • TexMex FM.com
  • Tejano Music FM.com

See also

Los Lobos Chicano rock or Latin rock is rock music performed by Mexican American groups or music with themes derived from Chicano culture. ... Tejano is also the name of Texans of Spanish origin. ... Johnny Canales is a former Tejano musician, and was host of the popular show titled The Johnny Canales Show which showcased up-and-coming bands from Mexico and the United States, including La Mafia, Selena, Mazz, Intocable, and Jennifer Pena. ... Latin American music, sometimes simply called Latin music in The United States, includes the music of all countries in Latin America and comes in many varieties. ... Texas has long been a center for musical innovation. ... Tejano (Spanish for Texan) or Tex-Mex music is the various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-descended Tejanos of Central and South Texas. ...

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Tejano music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1086 words)
Tejano (Spanish for "Texan") or Tex-Mex music is the various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-descended Tejanos of Central and South Texas.
Central to the evolution of early Tejano music was the blend of traditional Mexican forms such as the corrido, and Continental European styles introduced by German and Czech settlers in the late 19th century.
In particular, the accordion was adopted by Tejano folk musicians at the turn of the 20th century, and it became a popular instrument for amateur musicians in Texas and Northern Mexico.
Tejano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (206 words)
A tejano (Spanish for "Texan"; archaic spelling texano) is a person of Mexican descent born and living in the U.S. state of Texas.
The Anglos and Tejanos alike rebeled against the centralized authority of Mexico City and the draconian measures implemented by the Santa Anna regime.
Tejanos may variously consider themselves to be Hispanic, Chicano, Mexican American, mestizo, or Latino in ethnicity.
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