Eva Ybarra, better known as the “Queen of the Accordion,” has been performing conjunto music with her beloved accordion for the past seventy-plus years. Hailing from San Antonio, Ybarra discovered her love for the accordion at the young age of four. Today she has made a name for herself in the male-dominated world of conjunto music by performing all over the nation, and she was most recently inducted into the American Accordion Hall of Fame.
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Eva Ybarra, the “Queen of the Accordion,” Reflects on Her Long Career
Ybarra is one of only a few professional women accordionists on the conjunto scene. The accordion is not only her instrument of choice, but her heart and soul.
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