Nicolás Valdez Embodies Conjunto Sound at Guadalupe

It’s a word that immediately invokes the sound of an accordion and bajo sexto, the voices of ebullient children and just slightly tipsy tios giving thanks for the chance to revel and relax in the San Anto sun. Conjunto, stripped down simply means “a grouping, or integration,” but it means so much more to la gente of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s Tejano Conjunto Festival, going strong in its 35th year at Rosedale Park in San Antonio’s southwest side.