Conjunto Hall of Fame: Seven honorees to be inducted at ceremony

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015 10:43 pm

By KAYLEIGH SOMMER
Staff Writer Valley Morning Star

SAN BENITO — Seven music legends will join the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame tomorrow. 
This year’s annual induction ceremony, sponsored by the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum, will honor Carlos Guzman, Manuel Gonzales Davila, Sr., Bernardo Martinez, Jr., Juan Antonio Tapia, Manuel Solis, Amado Banda and Arturo Nino.
Nino, also known as “El Kromatiko” for his mastery of the accordion, distinguished himself on the chromatic button accordion in the conjunto circuit where most button accordionists favored the diatonic models.
He has played bajo sexto with Los Dos Gilbertos, Los Cautitos Cantu, Ruben Vela and Gilbert Perez. His own group is called Arturo Nino y sus Kromatikos, and features Nino on accordion.
After the band broke up, Nino returned to the dancehall circuit in 2000.
After a career spanning more than 50 years, Guzman has recorded more than 40 albums and singles. He became famous as the lead singer of Carlos Guzman y los Fabulosos Cuatro.

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