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Los Texmaniacs - "El circo" [Behind The Scenes Documentary]
Los Texmaniacs, a conjunto tejano from San Antonio, Texas, performs "El circo (The Circus)" from their album 'Borders y Bailes.' In conversation, founder Max Baca, Jr. discusses the inspiration for the band. Other members describe their shared passion for performing this music. 'Borders y Bailes' available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Bandcamp: "Hip music that everybody in the world can relate to, with the traditional conjunto elements," says Texmaniacs leader Max Baca of their Texas Mexican sound. Four masterful instrumentalists—Grammy-anointed bajo sexto player Max Baca, accordionist and Tropa F alumnus David Farías, conjunto tejano veteran bassist Óscar García, and multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Martínez on drums—breathe new life into the century-old music of the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Their mentor and friend, Tejano accordion great Flaco Jiménez, makes a special appearance. "Música hip con la que todo el mundo puede identificarse, y con elementos del conjunto tradicional," así dice Max Baca, líder de los Texmaniacs refiriéndose a su sonido México-Tejano. Cuatro maestros - en el bajo sexto y nominado al Grammy, Max Baca, en el acordeón, alumno de la Tropa F, David Farias, en el bajo, el veterano del conjunto tejano, óscar García, y en la batería el multifacético Lorenzo Martínez - inyectan nueva vida a esta música del Rio Grande con 100 años de historia. Su mentor y amigo, el gran acordeonista Flaco Jiménez, hace una aparición especial. Los Texmaniacs: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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4 min 47 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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