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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 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...
  • Posted on Mon Feb 2, 2015
    On Thursday, February 26th, seventh grade students from Jennie Tidwell’s English Language Arts class at Grisham Middle School will hold a Listening Party to present audio documentaries created in partnership with Marcelo Teson, a lead instructor for Stories from Deep in the Heart, a Project of Texas Folklife. Texas Folklife is a non-profit organization “dedicated to preserving and presenting the...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 22, 2015
    MORE INFO COMING SOON 6pm Reception (light refreshments served) 7pm Program Begins Local teachers, administrators, and students learn with professional audio producers and folklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin. Free public presentation by Rachel Hopkin on July 10th at 7:00 pmMs. Hopkin will present a sampling of her work as well as completed audio documentaries...
  • Posted on Fri Jan 16, 2015
    High school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators are invited to apply for 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 will be guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015
    Texas Folklife friend and photographer Chuy Benitez was featured in the New York Times Blog LENS. We have featured Chuys' work in some of our most memorable exhibits like Taquerias of Southmost & Yard Art, as well as hosted his show "Pasatiempos de la Frontera" at our Austin,TX gallery. Most recently he photographed for our NEA funded foodways project in West Texas and is currently featured...
  • Posted on Mon Dec 29, 2014
    Season 3 of AMERICA REFRAMED with Host Natasha Del Toro continues with TRASH DANCE by Andrew Garrison   Tuesday, January 13, 2105, on WORLD at 8 p.m. http://worldchannel.org/programs/america-reframed/  www.facebook.com/AmericaReFramed Twitter: @americareframed #americareframed       An experiment in modern dance and social practice celebrates the...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 16, 2014
    Last Friday, the Stories Producing Team (Marcelo, Brian and Michelle) along with Texas Folklife's Charlie Lockwood & Executive Director Cristina Balli gathered at the Martin Middle School Library located in East Austin. We completed a semester residency in Ms. Karydas' Enrichment class and last Friday we listened to the final stories. The students successfully crafted audio documentaries...

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