BROWSE COLLECTION BY THEME
The Onda Latina Collection consists of 226 digitally preserved audio programs including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns from the radio series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.
- Conjunto Musicians, their lives and their times.
- Linda Fregoso discusses the life and careers of Conjunto musicians, Tony de la Rosa, Flaco Jimenez, and Esteban Jordan. Fregoso first speaks with Tony de la Rosa. She explains that de la Rosa taught himself how to play the accordion and got his start playing in cantinas. He then discusses the development of conjunto music and the efforts of the recording industry to build is audience. Fregoso next speaks with Jimenez, who learned to play the accordion from his father. He started his own band when he was 15 and starting recording songs....More