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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will present Oktobinfest, a party featuring a polka and conjunto presentation by Los Texmaniacs with Flaco Jimenez featuring Off The Grid. The musicians, along with music teacher and ethnomusicologist Amy Beckman, will present an informative and exciting program with additional pop-up performances throughout the day.

The event also features crafts, art, and food that highlights the cultural richness of the region, resulting in a collaborative and educational conversation between Mexican conjunto and German polka that communicates historical connections and celebrates diversity of the city.

The Tobin Center celebrates San Antonio’s history and its own unique style. The state is the birthplace of conjunto, a mix of traditional Mexican music and European polkas. When Texas-born Tejanos adopted German dance and musical styles, they created a musical genre that reflects the cultural heritage of both communities. Key to this connection is the accordion. Conjunto evolved into Tejano music, which incorporates brass and electronic music, bringing fame to such performers as Flaco Jimenez, Oscar Martinez, and Selena.

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will present Oktobinfest, a party featuring a polka and conjunto presentation by Los Texmaniacs with Flaco Jimenez featuring Off The Grid. The musicians, along with music teacher and ethnomusicologist Amy Beckman, will present an informative and exciting program with additional pop-up performances throughout the day.

The event also features crafts, art, and food that highlights the cultural richness of the region, resulting in a collaborative and educational conversation between Mexican conjunto and German polka that communicates historical connections and celebrates diversity of the city.

The Tobin Center celebrates San Antonio’s history and its own unique style. The state is the birthplace of conjunto, a mix of traditional Mexican music and European polkas. When Texas-born Tejanos adopted German dance and musical styles, they created a musical genre that reflects the cultural heritage of both communities. Key to this connection is the accordion. Conjunto evolved into Tejano music, which incorporates brass and electronic music, bringing fame to such performers as Flaco Jimenez, Oscar Martinez, and Selena.

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will present Oktobinfest, a party featuring a polka and conjunto presentation by Los Texmaniacs with Flaco Jimenez featuring Off The Grid. The musicians, along with music teacher and ethnomusicologist Amy Beckman, will present an informative and exciting program with additional pop-up performances throughout the day.

The event also features crafts, art, and food that highlights the cultural richness of the region, resulting in a collaborative and educational conversation between Mexican conjunto and German polka that communicates historical connections and celebrates diversity of the city.

The Tobin Center celebrates San Antonio’s history and its own unique style. The state is the birthplace of conjunto, a mix of traditional Mexican music and European polkas. When Texas-born Tejanos adopted German dance and musical styles, they created a musical genre that reflects the cultural heritage of both communities. Key to this connection is the accordion. Conjunto evolved into Tejano music, which incorporates brass and electronic music, bringing fame to such performers as Flaco Jimenez, Oscar Martinez, and Selena.

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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Cir.
San Antonio, TX 78205
https://www.eventvesta.com/events/8263

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Admission is free.
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