Queen of Accordion
One of the most important experiences of my career happened right here in San Antonio. In 1980, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center hosted the first Tejano Conjunto Festival. At the time, most had no pre-existing knowledge of me or my music. After the first festival, someone mentioned my name to Juan Tejeda, the festival’s creator and he invited me to perform the next year.
Performing at the Festival is one of the greatest memories of my life. I hold this event close to my heart because it captures the essence of my two great loves: music and San Antonio. I find so much joy in being in my hometown with my people and basking in our culture. I have only missed two Tejano Conjunto Festivals in its 38-year history, the first and one other.