Tejano fans protest music selection for Rodeo's "Go Tejano!" Day

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Fans protest Go Tejano Day music selection

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A group of Tejano fans held a protest outside City Hall today, speaking out against the musical acts chosen for this year's "Go Tejano" Day at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. They say they want the Rodeo to bring back what they consider authentic Tejano music.

The protests continue after the high-profile Valentine's Day rant from La Mafia frontman Oscar de la Rosa who went on a tirade complaining about the musical acts selected for the event.

The issue is a long-standing frustration with the Rodeo among Tejano music artists and fans. The genre has been phased out over the years with other Hispanic music taking over on what's still called "Go Tejano Day." There have been protests and this year an online petition.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials issued a statement Saturday afternoon, stating, "The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo respects the freedom of speech and freedom of expression which have made this country great."