The Big Squeeze is a documentary film that follows the newest generation of young accordion players as they compete for Texas Folklife’s annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest held as part of the Accordion Kings and Queens Festival in Houston, Texas.
Posted on Sat Jul 19, 2014
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6pm Reception (light refreshments served)
7pm Program Begins
Posted on Fri Mar 7, 2014
This event wil include a guest lecture by photographers Daniel Olsen and Henk Van Assen.
Posted on Fri Feb 28, 2014
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We did it again! Stories from Deep in the Heart made Generation PRX's Best Youth-Made Radio of 2013. "Auveed and Mateen's Excellent Adventure" is featured among the many heartfelt youth-produced pieces chosen as the best of 2013.
Posted on Fri Nov 15, 2013
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Professor Andrew Chesnut visits Texas Folklife staff to inform the research on our latest documentary - a look into the devotion to La Santa Muerte in Texas.
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!
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 reality her devotees include millions of people not involved in the drug trade. They see her as an efficient miracle worker and healer in their lives.