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  • Posted on Tue Nov 19, 2013
    “Stories from Deep in the Heart” is an award-winning in depth folklore and audio documentary training for Austin and Central Texas high public school students and teachers.  Participants create short, broadcast quality audio documentaries on the stories, folklore, arts and traditions of their families and communities. Participants are teachers and students from schools identified by AISD and...
  • Posted on Sat Jul 11, 2015
    This summer high school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators participated in Texas Folklife's 2015 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related...
  • Posted on Tue May 19, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival Informational Session by Alex E. Chávez and Organizer Raul Orduña   Music by Huapango Arribeño and Huapango Huasteco Musicians    WHO: Alex E. Chávez, PhD and Raul Orduña   WHAT: Guest presentation regarding huapango music and the “Huapango Sin  Fronteras” Festival in Austin, Texas / Performances by trovadores...
  • Posted on Mon May 11, 2015
    Profiles of dance majors for their spring 2015 concert, Geographies of the Body. These profiles were created by students in Kenneth Rogers' class as part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife and McCallum Fine Arts Academy. On April 10, 2015, dance majors in AISD's dedicated fine arts academy high school performed in their spring concert, Geographies of the Body. This...
  • Posted on Wed May 6, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                  ...
  • Posted on Wed Apr 15, 2015
    On Tuesday May 12th 1:00pm-2:30pm, high school students from Kenneth Rogers' Radio Broadcast class will hold a Listening Party to present audio documentaries created in partnership with Stories from Deep in the Heart, a Project of Texas Folklife.   The students were offered the opportunity to work with Project Director Marcelo Teson, producers Carlos Salizar and Brian Griffith, and...
  • Posted on Fri Apr 3, 2015
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2015 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALISTS Free Concert and Playoffs to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 25 Three Grand Prize Winners will be selected in each category: Polka, Cajun Zydeco, and Conjunto     The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for this year’s Big Squeeze...
  • Posted on Mon Mar 2, 2015
    Enjoy the finished audio stories by youth producers at Grisham Middle School during the 2014-15 school year. For this project in collaboration with "Stories from Deep in the Heart," students documented a wide range of folklife traditions, such as Norwegian and German family recipes in the U.S., the lives of community musicians and poets, and the artisan soap-making process. On Thursday, February...
  • Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected as a recipient for a 2015 Community Research Grant from The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.  This fall I will work with a UT humanities faculty member and access the University's archival and library holdings to do research related to Texas music recordings.  This project will help advance Texas Folklife's...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 24, 2015
    Check out select pieces from our youth producers at Kealing Middle School Fall 2014 semester.  Texas Folklife partnered with Austin's African American Heritage District Project to help document the history and living culture of this important area.  Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District comprises approximately six square miles of central east Austin. The district is home...

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