Mariachis, groups comprised of vocalists, trumpeters, violinists, and various bass and guitar pla
Selena's Leather Outfit
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts
Date Posted: 9/20/2009
From doo-wop and country blues, to polka and hip-hop, Tejano music is made by borderland musicians forced to understand the value of cultural exchange. Performing a fusion of cumbia, pop, and contemporary Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (1971-1995) was a young star whose rise and hard-won fame in the United States and Latin American markets was cut short at age 23, when she was murdered by a business manager fired for stealing...