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Anything For Selena | Episode 5: Tejano Tension

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Illustration: Iliana Galvez
Illustration: Iliana Galgez

Selena is often called the "Queen of Tejano music." In the 1990s, she brought this underdog genre to international heights. Tejano award shows were glitzy affairs and Tejano radio DJs were like rock stars in Texas and the Southwest. Even The New York Times called it the fastest-growing Latino genre in the country.

But when Selena died, Tejano went from boom to bust. The story of Tejano's decline isn't so simple, though. Maria discovers that it's a story of immigration, money and how two often-ignored groups were pitted against each other.

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