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'Music Has No Ethnicity'

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Rodolfo López was interviewed by Yadhira Lozano."

"Music has no ethnicity. Music comes from the heart."

Music brings people together no matter where you are in the world, says 75-year-old Rodolfo Lopez, the director of Conjunto Heritage Taller. When the StoryCorps Mobile Booth was in town earlier this year, the organization's managing director, Yadhira Lozano, asked him about spreading the love of conjunto music far and wide.

"Everywhere you go, people are people," Lopez says. And the music transcends cultural identity. 

Pointing out how the mix of Polish, German, and Mexican sounds created conjunto music, Lopez says it's important to embrace other cultures. "It's all beautiful. It's just a matter of looking through beautiful eyes."

StoryCorps is made possible by ESD Digital Marketing, and also made possible by Codeup and Monterrey Iron & Metal.

Nathan has been with TPR since 1995, when he began working on classical music station KPAC 88.3 FM, as host of “Tuesday Night at the Opera.” He soon learned the ropes on KSTX 89.1 FM, and volunteered to work practically any shift that came his way, on either station. He worked in nearly every capacity on the radio before moving into Community Engagement, Marketing, and Digital Media. His reporting and criticism has been honored by the Houston Press Club and Texas Associated Press.