Posted on Sun Oct 6, 2013
All star list of Big Squeezers - Nachito Morales of Dallas (2011 Champ), Anthony Ortiz Jr. of Austin (finalist), and Michael Lopez Ramos of Dallas (2013 Champ.)
Josh Baca, Texmaniacs accordionist, and guest accordionist Robert Casillas of San Antonio. Even Oscar Garcia, Texmaniacs bassist, takes a turn at the jam!
All anchored by one of the most experienced, smooth and capable bajistas in...
Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
La Santa Muerte ˆ Mexican Folk Saint Personifying Death
A relatively new and controversial folk saint has emerged in the Americas ˆ La Santa Muerte (Saint Death or Most Holy Death,) a syncretic version of the European grim reaper influenced by Meso-American views on death and folk religion. Most media accounts of Santa Muerte focus on the faith practices of traffickers and murderers, but in...
Posted on Mon May 6, 2013
High school and middle school teachers, students, and administrators are invited to participate in Texas Folklife's 2013 summer institute “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” a two week intensive fellowship in radio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants will be guided through production of short radio documentaries on themes related...
Posted on Thu May 2, 2013
In collaboration with a team of youth reporters at Texas Folklife‘s summer radio workshop “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” KUTX produced a story chronicling some of the Garza/Torres family’s adventures and exploring the ways the conjunto tradition has been handed down from parents to children. AISD students Arlette Flores, Jennifer Gonzalez, Roberto Hernandez, and Steven Ugalde took the lead on...
Posted on Thu Mar 1, 2018
West Austin Studio Tour at Texas Folklife Gallery - featuring The Upshaws of County Line exhibitTexas Folklife1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756
May 12th-13th and May 19th-20th (11am-6pm)
Texas Folklife is a participant gallery in the 2018 WEST Austin Studio Tour. Please join us for WEST, we will have drinks and snacks available throughout the tour. Our gallery will feature...
Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
Excerpt of a review from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, a Texas State Historical Association publication, about the book "The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family" by Richard S. Orton
"In The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family, documentary photographer Richard Orton chronicles the Upshaws, an African American family of the rural East Texas community of County...
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 Jan 16, 2017