from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A style of conjunto music originating in southern Texas and combining influences from country music, rhythm and blues, and popular Latin styles.
- noun A resident of Texas who is of Hispanic ancestry.
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- noun historical A
Spanish colonial settlerof the region that later became Texas.
- noun A
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Literally, "Tejano" means Texan, not just the music but the people as well.
"It's a Tejano album, but it's my kind of Tejano album.
The Houston rodeo features a "Go Tejano Day," which caters to the city's growing Hispanic population, and a massive market, with vendors selling everything from gourmet ginger-root graters imported from Spain to wine-bottle holders in the shape of cowboy boots.
Why the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences NARAS thinks that ranchera, banda, mariachi, norteña, and Tejano music all belong in the same category is beyond the understanding of most music connoisseurs.
I don't care whether the man in question is a 90-year-old Latvian or a 57-year-old Tejano or a 14-year-old African-American or Jerry Seinfeld.
You thought I liked Enchiladas? piloted her electric wheelchair down the center of the street — flag flapping — a battery powered jam box blaring Tejano from her lap.
Although there are some similarities in the aforementioned genres-- both Tejano and ranchera music sharw a common ancestry in European waltzes and polkas--this does not mean they belong in the same category.
The category is now referred to as 'Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album.'
Maybe heâll make a movie about a methamphetamine-addicted factory worker who is forced to turn to prostitution after a Tejano drug lord kills his younger brother, an altar boy, during a gun fight at early morning mass.
On the other hand, Tejano or Tex-Mex music tends to refer to modern styles often associated with the late and great singer Selena and music group La Mafia.