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Candie Cerda, 17 from San Benito, TX, semi finalist in the the Big Squeeze, Texas Folklife’s annual competition for young accordionists. Here she’s playing in Austin on Saturday along with seven other young players. Every fall San Benito, on the Texas/Mexico border, holds its own festival of conjunto music, featuring accordion, drum, bass guitar and bajo sexto. The Freddy Fender Museum and Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame are also in San Benito.

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