Sunday, May 04, 2003

El cinco de mayo and the conjunto program were as great as ever. From one end of the year to the other, there's no event with so many kids in the audience and having such a good time. There are so few events featuring music at a volume that doesn't destroy hearing. The conjunto of Santiago Jimenez the younger just gets snappier and snappier. As always, there was a rush to the dance floor within two bars of Viva Seguin, the customary opener. We couldn't stick for Ricky Naranjo, who was the headliner this year. Among all the selections we heard were schottisch (chotis), redova, and huapango, in addition to polka and waltz music at various tempos, and hardly a cumbia at all. The most popular toys were strollers and paper airplanes. Turkey legs were sold garnished with a paper Mexican flag.


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