Pachanga Fest: Changing the Definition of “Latino” Music
Recently, David Brown interviewed Pachanga Fest founder Rich Garza on Texas Music Matters, and asked him a question that resonated with me: What defines Latino music? What exactly does Latino music mean?
I continued this discussion with two local musicians, both of whom are in bands that were invited to play Pachanga Fest this year: Bobby Garza of Maneja Beto, and Steven Gonzales of Politics. Both shared their perspectives on what may – and may not, necessarily – define the identity of Latino music and the individuals who create it.