Songs of the Homeland: History of Tejano Music Video(DVD)
In this 57 minute film, you will embark on a journey where you will learn all about the Tejano music genre. Mexicans who immigrate to the US don’t just bring their clothes and belongings with them, they also bring their appreciation of music with them. Throughout the decades, American music styles have been fused with the Mexican sounds and the resulting music is known as Tejano. This type of music was brought to popularity by the singer Selena before she died. This is a compelling documentary that is full of emotion and has the staccato rhythm of the button accordion scattered throughout it illuminates both the history and the evolution of this type of music in America as well as the context of this music as in the role that it has played in the story of the Chicano population. Texas Tornadoes member, Freddy Fender, a Mexican – American legend in the music world, is the narrator of this documentary as it takes us on a journey through the state of Texas while it also captures the spirit of this popular trend in music.