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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      Applications for 2018 are closed. Interested applicants for 2019 can complete a short sign-up form before the release of the application later this year through the links below: Please Click Here for the Online Sign-Up Form Please Click Here for the Physical Sign-Up Form  apprenticeship_8.5x11_poster_no_date-page-001.jpg 2018 Program Guidelines and...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    After a week of hard work, the 2018 Summer Institute concluded with a listening party on June 28th at the Worker's Defense Project. The venue was packed with people coming to hear our participants' podcasts chronicling stories and folklore related to this year's theme of Immigration and Labor. Over the course of a week, the participants worked with our Stories From Deep in the Heart Program...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Photo Credit: Marcy Garriott and David Dodd Elizabeth KellyPort Neches, TexasElizabeth Kelly was the Cajun/Zydeco Grand Prize WInner in the 2015 edition of the Big Squeeze. Her step-dad brought home a Hohner accordion when she was seven years old and she fell in love with the sound and soon starte learning how to play it. She credits him for encouraging her to carry on the their Cajun...
  • Posted on Tue May 15, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 29TH ANNUAL ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS CONCERTFree Concert Featuring 2017 NEA Heritage Fellow Eva Ybarra, Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew, Czech & Then Some, and the Big Squeeze 2018 Grand Prize...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 23, 2018
    The #BigSqueeze2018 winners are: Conjunto 18-21 Anthony Ortiz Jr prize: Jesus Venegas Conjunto 17 under: Melanie GonzalezPolka: Peter GresserCajun/Zydeco: Steven Williams Thank you to all of our contestants, the judges decisions were very hard, every player was exceptional. Texas Folklife's goal is to encourage young accordion players to carry on these vital traditions, we...
  • Posted on Tue Mar 27, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALS AND CONCERT Free Concert and Contest Finals to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under)Cajun...
  • Posted on Fri Mar 23, 2018
    Audio Producers and Journalists Wanted for Summer Radio Training Texas Folklife is recruiting media producers with artistic/folklore/journalism/education aspirations to work with Stories from Deep in the Heart, our award-winning youth audio documentary training program. As a producer for our Stories Summer Institute, you will work with 1-2 groups of teachers, helping them to complete a short...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 1, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in the Rio Grande Valley at Palmview High School on Saturday, March 24  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 1, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in the Rio Grande Valley at Los Fresnos High School on Friday, March 23  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka...
  • Posted on Wed Feb 21, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent at the Guadalupe Theater, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Sponsored by Conjunto Heritage Taller on March 11  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated...

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