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HOHNER HONORS FLACO JIMENEZ - picture by Mario Perez

GLEN ALLEN, VA - Celebrating its 150th anniversary, Hohner, Inc. awarded Flaco Jimenez with a commemorative accordion recognizing his lifelong achievement in the world of Conjunto music. Hohner's international and U.S. accordion product managers, Horst Fausel and Gilbert Reyes, presented the instrument to Flaco during the Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio on May 10, 2008.

It has been said that what B.B. King is to the blues or George Jones is to traditional country, Grammy-winning accordionist Flaco Jimenez is to the world of Tex-Mex Conjunto, While there are many masters of the accordion along the Texas-Mexican border, none but Flaco have toured the world over or recorded with major pop, rock and country artists. By all accounts, he is an international icon for the accordion-fueled Conjunto genre. The Hohner accordion has been Flaco's signature sound, and has been a part of his family's tradition including his grandfather Patricio Jimenez, and his legendary father Don Santiago Jimenez Sr.

Flaco's Conjunto style is derived from many cultural backgrounds, spanning from its Tex-Mex roots to honky-tonk country, rock'n'roll and Tejano. His unique accordion playing has earned him five Grammy Awards, and he continues to inspire accordionists around the world.

Scott Emmerman, Director of Marketing and Sales Hohner USA

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Flaco Jimenez Limited Edition Hohner Accordion Presentation 05/10/08



Limited Edition Flaco Jimenez Hohner Supreme

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I took some Great video footage of the presentation and a few songs after wards.  I just finished watching it and will post it soon here along with your picture.

It was a very great night and my hat goes of to Hohner for Honoring and Respecting such a great Ambassador to our beloved Conjunto Music.

Viva Leonardo "Flaco" Jimenez!!! y Viva Hohner Accordions!!!

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What an honor just to be on stage with this maestro.  Hohner has been a part of our cultura way before any other accordion brands came into the market.  And now to have a Latino representing Hohner is incredible and about time.

Felicidadez Gilerto!
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The Flaco deserves this recognition then none better than this veteran musician,who has represented the best of the texan music through the years,congrats for him and his family ..........

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Looking back on that night, I think Flaco was really touched. Just the way he reacted at the box when ya'll gave it to him, he looked it over really nice, smiled really big. Gave it a few squeezes and said something like, "perfect, of course"...
That was AWESOME!!

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I added the video of this presentation, for those of you who were not able to make it.

I hope you all like it.

It was a great moment indeed.

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id like to give thanks to whoever is responsible for posting this video and give encouragement to those who were present that night, that they might spread our music through the generations to come!!


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Flaco never sounded better.. Hohner Corona II never sounded better..

Que mas quieres ?...: )

Nice going Gil, Horst and PU !!!


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Viva Flaco!   Flaco + Hohner = Conjunto

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Since that is a commemorative accordion, it would be nice to have some close up pictures of it. I can't really see it from that angle.

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awesome....

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