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  • Posted on Mon Jan 12, 2015
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES 2015 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION THROWDOWN Our ninth annual competition invites young Texas players to showcase their talent and compete for one of three Big Squeeze Grand Prize Winners. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected in each category: Czech/German/PolishPolka; Cajun/Creole/Zydeco; Conjunto/Tejano/Norteño    Austin, Texas – January 12, 2015 – Texas...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 16, 2014
    (En español abajo) We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Los Camaroneros de Ojo de Agua”, a música de jarana album of elder musicians from Ojo de Agua, Veracruz, Mexico. These musicians have shared their music and spirit and shown tremendous dedication to maintaining the fandango tradition in their town. This jarana raffle will help us complete the album production.Through a...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 10, 2014
    Thanks to everyone that joined us at our 25th annual Accordion Kings and Queens concert. What a great night with great music and fun! Here is a photo recap by the one and only David Dodd. 
  • Posted on Thu Dec 5, 2013
    It's that time again! We are searching for the best young accordion players in Texas from the categories conjunto, zydeco and polka for our annual Big Squeeze contest. To be eligible, you must be 21 and under and enter by April 7th. Participants may be asked to perform in our finals in Austin on April 26th. You could also win a cash prize. 2014 Entry Form 2014 Contest Rules Texas...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    BIG SQUEEZE AFTER-PARTY! Tickets: $35 or $60 for two, click here to purchase tickets: Includes dinner, drinks and live music with a chance to meet the 2014 Big Squeeze finalists and their families. Proceeds benefit Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze program for young accordion players
  • Posted on Fri Jan 17, 2014
    Texas Folklife offers a range of performances, exhibitions, and workshops in the traditional arts for school and community venues. The 2014-2015 touring performances focus on the talented young winners of “The Big Squeeze” accordion contest. The touring package includes a screening of “The Big Squeeze” film and a performance program that can be scaled to your budget. Master classes and TEKS...
  • 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
    Two legendary Texas fiddlers passed on this week. The unsurpassed Johnny Gimble died at 89 years old. He was a pioneer and giant of country, swing, and other styles in Texas music as well as a hugely generous person who worked for many years very closely with Texas Folklife on concert presentations, workshops, and other events. Here is coverage of his many appearances with all manner of...
  • Posted on Thu May 7, 2015
    Become a member or renew your membership today to receive reserved covered seating at Accordion Kings & Queens 2015! (Tickets will be mailed to address provided.  Tickets purchased after 5/29 will be available at Texas Folklife info table will call on day of show beginning at 5pm.  Your seats will be held until 6:55pm, then released if not claimed). Purchase Membership Student/...
  • Posted on Wed May 6, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483,                                                  ...


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