Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival Artist Spotlight: Chencho Flores y Su Conjunto

Chencho FloresChencho Flores is about as old school conjunto as it gets. A few years shy of 90 years old, Chencho first started playing his accordion on old 6th street in the late 1940s. Throughout the years, he and his brother Frank played all over the east side; a history that has given rise to a nickname, “original kings of 6th street.”

Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival Artist Spotlight: Conjunto Puro Corazon

Conjunto Puro CorazonLike their name implies, Conjunto Puro Corazón is all heart. The group chose the name because their members all perform this soul-pleasing roots music from the heart when entertaining audiences in and around San Antonio, Texas. Conjunto Puro Corazón is also a unique supergroup of sorts not seen very often in conjunto. Many view Conjunto Bernal's harmonization of two accordions as visionary.

Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival Artist Spotlight: Gilberto "Chore" Perez Jr.

Gilberto Chore Perez JrGilberto "Chore" Perez Jr. is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. Perez is the namesake of one of the most respected accordionists in la onda, Gilberto Perez Sr. As Chore was growing up, he didn't really get to know his father too well as Gilberto Sr. was actively touring during those years. Time with family is a sacrifice many musicians make in order to bring home income to sustain the household.


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