Conjunto Heritage Taller

Under the leadership of Juan Gutierrez, former Executive Director of the Southtown Alliance, Conjunto Heritage Taller, a grassroots Conjunto workshop/school, is reaching out to a wider group of constituents with their involvement in the different cultural opportunities afforded by international festivals like FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA.

At Conjunto Heritage Taller, Mario Perez, musician and photographer, presents his series of images Conjunto: Acordeon Y Bajo Sexto. The much needed rain that began earlier in the evening did not prevent a sizable contingent of live Conjunto music and Conjunto photography diehards from attending the opening reception.


Featured artist, Mario Perez, musician and photographer.

Some of the images from Conjunto: Acorderon Y Bajo Sexto.

More of the images on display at Conjunto Heritage Taller.

The indefatigable David Rubin and Richard Arredondo braving the rain.

Ann Kinser, Patricia Mendoza and Aurora Scholz Rittermann. Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann.

Philipp and Aurora Scholz Rittermann with Erwin Staeheli visiting the Conjunto Heritage Taller’s Conjunto: Acordeon Y Bajo Sexto exhibit.

3 Responses to Conjunto Heritage Taller

  1. Thanks for everything Michael.

    Juan Gutierrez | 9:32 pm on the 11th of September, 2009

  2. Great job…keep up the great work. I am a life long resident San Antonio resident and have always been interested in conjunto music. Currently I am on nt civilian assignment to Kandahar, Afghanistan and will be heading back to San Antonio to my family, my wife Diana, daughter Evita and son Noah. I dropped by the Conjunto Heritage Taller building during the summer because my son is interested in playing the guitar. He is 9 years old. I will be looking you up again once I return in May 2010. My emial is joe.escobedo@dcma.mil

    Joe Escobedo | 11:39 am on the 11th of September, 2009

  3. It is beautiful to know that there is someone interested in preserving our heritage. I started playing bejo sexto when I was only 14 years old. I started with Guilbert Guadiola when I was about 15, playing in the bars for nickels and dimes. Later I play with Juan Arguello until I join the army. Of and on I played for over fifty years but never got any recognition because I, apperantly, was always with the wrong group. Now I barely play becuase of my medical problems and there are so few places for older people to play. Keep up the good work.

    Arturo R. Mauricio | 9:59 pm on the 11th of September, 2009

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