Juan Tejeda

Raiz XicanX Musical CD Project

To support the development, production, recording and presentation of a musical CD project entitled Raiz XicanX that will include original music written by Juan Tejeda and traditional Conjunto/Tejano covers with accordion and bajo sexto. The project will utilize various musical styles ranging from Indigenous cantos and corridos to blues and jazz. Raiz XicanX will be the first CD produced by Juan Tejeda as a solo artist with the collaboration of the artist’s cousin Armando Tejeda as accompanist. This work illustrates the diversity and synthesis that is Xicanx/Conjunto/Tejano music with roots firmly rooted in American musical traditions.

At a Glance

Project Title

Raiz XicanX Musical CD Project

NFA Category

NALAC Fund for the Arts San Antonio Artist Grant

Award

$5400

Discipline

Music

Primary Social Theme

History

Location

San Antonio, TX