Explosive conjunto with punk/rock flair
With the ever-expanding sound of conjunto music, it might not be too unusual to hear an accordionist talk about melding the accordion styles of Paulino Bernal, Steve Jordan, Ramon Ayala, Mingo Saldivar and Tony De La Rosa. But spice up that tradition with the funk/punk/rock gyrations of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the metallic rage of Guns N’ Roses, and you’ve got a sound that speaks directly about one individual – Albert Zamora. As a singer, songwriter and accordionist from Corpus Christi, Albert has found the key to creating a style that is exciting, youthful and powerfully defiant. Over the years, Albert and his progressive conjunto group, Talento, have been driving audiences into dancing frenzies with his explosive accordion playing and the group’s ability to interact with the crowd. The hard funk polyrhythm of Albert’s accordion and his distinctly melodic songwriting that make their sound instantly recognizable. Albert Zamora made his presence known in the conjunto world with the first hit single, “La Prieta Casada,” which showcases Zamora’s explosive skills on the accordion. His 2009 album, Heir to the Throne, was nominated for a Best Tejano Album Grammy Award.
Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the Styx concert on Oct. 10, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.