Group held rally to protest Go Tejano Day

HOUSTON Three-thousand people held signs and stickers reading "Don't mess with Tejano music" at a rally in downtown Houston Sunday.

Guest speakers urged the Hispanic community not to attend next week's concert featuring "Los Horoscopos de Durango," a Chicago-based group in the regional Mexican genre.

"When you take away Tejano music on Go Tejano Day, you take away a piece of who we are, a piece of our culture," said Carol Alvarado, nominee for District 145 State Rep. "It's a part of the way we identify ourselves."

We talked to the Rodeo's chief operating officer, Leroy Shafer, tonight. He calls the protest "ludicrous." Shafer says this isn't the first time a non-Tejano act has performed on Go Tejano Day. He says the Rodeo's goal is to bring acts that appeal to a large audience, and Tejano music is dying out.

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