Texeando can be defined as “walking through Texas”. The term is analogous to the Cuban expression Habaneando, which means to walk and to become acquainted with the city of La Habana [Havana, Cuba]. Habaneando is to absorb La Habana as Texeando is to absorb Texas-its traditions and culture.
Texeando is the first piece that I composed in Texas. At the same time, its creative process coincided with my first experiences in the United States. The title of the piece represents me walking through, getting to know, and learning about Texas.
–Ivette Herryman Rodríguez
Dr. Casey Grev, tenor saxophone; Ivette Herryman Rodriguez, piano