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Songs of the Homeland

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“One of the most important documentaries ever produced on the history of Tejano Music… It is a compelling thought provoking piece not to be missed.”
— San Antonio Express News

“You couldn’t ask for a more comprehensive – or more accessible – intoroduction to Tejano music than Songs of the Homeland”
— Texas Monthly

“One of the Strengths of Songs of the Homeland is its multigenerational reach and the way it shows how the cultural sea changes were reflected in the music.”
— City Paper, Baltimore

National Airdate: September 20, 1995
Network: PBS
Description: The history of the Texas Mexican experience as told through the development of Tejano music.

Filmed on location throughout Texas, Songs of the Homeland tells the story of Tejano Music. This critically acclaimed documentary features images of the past and present and includes performances and interviews with musical pioneers such as Tony de la Rosa, Valerio Longoria, Lydia Mendoza, Isidro Lopez, Sunny Ozuna, Mingo Saldivar, and Little Joe Hernandez. Produced by Award Winning Filmmaker Hector Galan, Songs of the Homeland is an exuberant journey into the heart and soul of Tejano music.


  • 1995 “Special Jury Award” at the CineFestival Latino Film & Video Exhibition
  • 1994 “Award of Excellence” at the CineSol Latino Film Festival

Hector Galán: Writer, Producer, Director, Editor

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