Davila, Leonard 2013-12-10

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This interview features Leonard Davila and his music career. Although Davila had his own band – the Street People – he also played with numerous Tejano and Conjunto legends. Many of these legends became steadfast friends and Davila describes the contributions they made collectively to music. A portion of the interview deals with Davila’s the Mexican American Experience music festival.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Leonard Davila

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Date: December 10, 2013

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 02:31:48


Tejano bands and experiences with them, Biographical and genealogical information including youth in Milwaukee, Interest in Baseball, Early musical interests and influences, High school information, Instrumentation and recording, Street People (Band), The Mexican Revolution, The Mexican American Experience, Playing music on the road, United States Postal Service, Austin Tejano Music Coalition, Back on the road, What is the difference between orquesta, conjunto, and Tejano, Difference between norteño and Tejano, Tejano in other regions: California, Kansas, Chicago, Terms such as Chicano, Cowboy, and vaquero, No cultural boundaries in Tejano music, Musicians producers, and recorders associated with, Jazz and blues greats: James Brown, Miles Davis, Hugh Masekela, Son in European Baseball League, visiting the Vatican, Meeting Bob Hope in Vietnam, Mexican-American Culture Center (MAC) and the Flood Aid Concert

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Transcript: Transcript available on Dspace


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