Trending
MOST READ
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
Failure Is Not an Option: George Lopez returns to SA

Failure Is Not an Option: George Lopez returns to SA

Arts & Culture: It is evident comedian George Lopez is still a little sensitive about the on-again, off-again relationship he’s had with television. Whatever the... By Kiko Martínez 10/22/2014
A Closer Look: The ins and outs of a few important races

A Closer Look: The ins and outs of a few important races

News: For more than a year now gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have dominated airwaves and secured way... By Mark Reagan 10/22/2014
Step Off: How Kacey Musgraves won Nashville

Step Off: How Kacey Musgraves won Nashville

Music: Though she was born in 1988 and released her first recordings at the age of 14, Texas native Kacey Musgraves has always... By James Courtney 10/22/2014
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Music

Tejano Music Awards show signs of life

Photo: , License: N/A



Related stories


For the first time in 10 years, the Tejano Music Awards (which is to say: Tejano music) is showing signs of life. For its 32nd edition, the event returns to the Alamodome (or close enough to it, the Illusions Theater) and promises to show the world the new breed of Tejano. But let's face it: in spite of their eagerness and energetic performances, the youngsters featured as the hope for the future of the genre (Ricky Valenz, Juaquin Cura, Tracy Perez, Coahuila's Grupo Massore, and others) are crowd pleasers either perpetuating the most commercial aspect of Tejano, delving into R&B/hip-hop, or rehashing what Kumbia Kings did ages ago. I still haven't found a refreshing, alternative conjunto-based approach that will completely shake up the genre by concentrating on art more than entertainment.

Yet, seeing a recovered Emilio Navaira in his last major performance before releasing his first album in more than five years, not to mention Girl in a Coma doing its own material after last year's Selena cover, is an offer you can't refuse.

Recently in Music
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus