Join us for the official opening reception of Queremos Realizar Nuestra Musica Para Usted, official opening reception of Latinas in the Shadow of the Live Music Capital of the World exhibit on Sunday, April 13, from 1:30 to 3 PM in the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St. The exhibit recognizes local Latina singers, musicians and other Latinas who are or have been part of the local music scene since the early twentieth century to the present but whose presence have not been totally documented or preserved in the annals of Austin’s music history.
The reception will conclude with a concert at Wooldridge Square Park (across the street from the Austin History Center) from 3 to 5 PM that will feature exhibit honorees singers Susan Torres of the band Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia Adelaida (Lala) Garza formally with Las Hermanas Garza; Sylvia Donley formally with Trio Latino and the Tiarra Girls, currently the youngest all-girl Latina band in Austin. Also part of the concert will be members of Los Texas Wranglers who will accompany Susan Torres and Adelaida Garza and Manuel “Cowboy” Donley who will accompany his daughter, Sylvia Donley.
Join us for a panel discussion, They Sing From Their Hearts: Latina Presence in the Live Music Capital of the World, on Wednesday, April 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St. The program will consist of keynote speaker, Gloria Espitia, Austin History Center Mexican
American Community Archivist. Her presentation is entitled Fue un honor: Curating Queremos Realizar Nuestra Musica Para Usted exhibit. The program will also consist of a panel discussion with Manuel “Cowboy” Donley, Tejano music legend and pioneer; Leticia Rodriguez, Austin artist and musician; Dr. Gary Hartman, author, Director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, and member of the Austin based band Long Star Swing; Martha Fuentes Rodriguez, manager and promoter for the Los A-T Boyz band; Peggy Vasquez, host & producer of Hispanic Today. Panel moderator will be Rose Reyes, Chief Operating Officer at Giant Noise. The exhibit reception, concert and program are free and open to the public. For additional information please call 512-974-7480 or visit http://library.austintexas.gov/ahc