Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2018
In February 2018, Texas Folklife hosted a discussion at Larry’s French Market & Cajun Restaurant about how the organization can support efforts of the community to encourage youth participation in Cajun traditional music. The community discussion touched on three main topics: the reasons behind decline in youth participation in Cajun music in Southeast Texas; comparisons between...
Posted on Mon Jan 15, 2018
Stories from Deep in the Heart
2018 Summer Institute Radio Documentary Workshop
June 20-27, 2018
Texas Folklife invites all community members interested in radio and folklore in the greater Austin area to participate in the Stories from Deep in the Heart Summer Institute, a one-week audio documentary production workshop. During the Summer Institute, participants will work in groups with...
Posted on Thu Jun 8, 2017
Texas Folklife PresentsRadio for the People: Perspectives in Working-Class MediaSpider House Ballroom2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705Thursday July 6th, 7pm-8:30pm$5 admissionTickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radio-for-the-people-perspectives-in-working-class-media-tickets-35250533294?aff=es2Special Offer: Buy advance tickets to Radio for the People: Perspectives in Working-...
Posted on Mon Jan 30, 2017
2016 Fulmore Middle School Student Productions Now Available on Soundcloud
The finished audio pieces from our Fall 2016 podcasting project at Fulmore Middle School are now online. At Fulmore Middle School, the Stories team worked with ESOL teacher Dana Cook, also a veteran of the Stories Summer Institute, to teach two classes of mostly refugee students how to use recording and podcasting...
Posted on Mon Mar 14, 2016
Hear the finished pieces produced at the 2016 Stories Summer Institute:
Texas Folklife invites all middle and high school teachers, students, and administrators in the greater Austin area to participate in the “Stories from Deep in the Heart” Summer Institute, a one week audio documentary production workshop. During the Summer Institute, participants will work in groups...
Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
This Fall the Stories Team has put its equipment and audio skills into the hands and hearts of two classrooms on the east side of Austin!
The team is being lead by Marcelo Teson, Program Director and Summer Institute Lead Instructor for Stories From Deep in the Heart.
First up, we are working with Veteran Stories fellow Mrs. Sarah Waggoner at Kealing Middle School Magnet....
Posted on Wed Mar 5, 2014
In the fall of 2012, Stories from Deep in the Heart teamed up with 2011’ Summer Institute Alumni Chana Temple to create digital postcards with Ms. Temple’s middle school French class. Students brought in photos of traditions or rituals from their own family albums. Students wrote, narrated, and recorded their own brief audio/visual “postcard” using their photos as inspiration, which were...
Posted on Wed Mar 5, 2014
Texas Folklife preserves, promotes and presents the rich cultural heritage of our Lone Star State. As such, we look in all corners of our cities and towns, large and small, to find the people with meaningful lives and practices to share with the rest of us. In order to do that we depend on collaborating with other organizations who have relationships to their communities at the ground...