Friday, March 30
Market Street Cinema
F R E E
(2000, 57 min.)
The arrival of the European button accordion to Texas and the merging of German polka music with traditional Mexican songs gave birth to Conjunto, a unique American music genre native to the state.
From lively polkas to smooth waltzes, Hector Galán’s spirited ACCORDION DREAMS looks at the contemporary evolution of the music and a new generation of musicians who are taking traditional sounds to the fringes of rock, blues and pop. Featuring squeezebox trailblazers such as Flaco Jimenez, Valerio Longoria, Ruben Vela, Eva Ybarra, Albert Zamora, Jesse Turner and teen sensation Victoria Galavan, Galán celebrates an underappreciated instrument and rich musical culture.
“…both a Tejano cultural history and a heartfelt love ballad to the most maligned of instruments…” -–Marrit Ingman, The Austin Chronicle