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Flaco Jiménez celebrates his 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowship with his family and band.

Flaco Jiménez celebrates his 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowship with his family and band. At the ceremony, Rocco Landesman said, "An 'accordion king' who learned at the knee of this father, one of the pioneers of tejano music, Flaco Jiménez is an international ambassador for the music of South Texas and Northern Mexico." Photo by Tom Pich