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  • 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: http://bigsqueeze2014.brownpapertickets.com/ 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 Wed Oct 15, 2014
    The Elisabet Ney Museum, Texas Folklife, and Polkaworks present the return of    POLKAPOCALYPSE!     Sunday October 26 2014, from noon to 5PM At the Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th Street, 78751 FREE admission! Featuring live music from Dallas’ Los Morales Boyz; The Fabulous Polkasonics and Conjunto Los Pinkys, both from Austin; and, the pride of Denton Texas, Grammy Award...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
    The FY 2015 grants from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Divison have rolled in and it's finally time to reveal the projects sponsored by their grants. Texas Folklife is dedicated to music, education, and traditional culture all around Texas and here are a few of the programs we'll be bringing you in the coming year. First, there's Michelle Alany and her one-day Sephardic, Eastern European, and...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 9, 2014
    On Friday October 17th, Atlas Maior will be releasing a double album titled "Palindrome" at Whip In. After months recording, an international tour, and copious amounts of editing, the band is ready to celebrate.Atlas Maior will be paying tribute to this improvised album by featuring several guest musicians during their live performance. Together they will explore composition, and improvisation...
  • Posted on Fri Sep 12, 2014
    A special thank you to the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center for hosting these talented musicians. You can find an article on the LoC website written by our very own Charlie Lockwood here! Additionally, you can find some footage of the festivities here. THE QUEBE SISTERS BAND | TEXAS FIDDLING AND SWING HOMEGROWN CONCERTSFROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CO-SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN...
  • Posted on Wed Sep 3, 2014
    Please join us at Texas Folklife's Gallery on Friday 9/12 at 8:00pm for an intimate duo performance by Kamran Hooshmand and Javier Palacios of Ojalá, set against the backdrop of Texas Folklife's current gallery exhibit "Patterns" by Susan Morehead.  This occasion will celebrate both new and old connections between Persian and Mexican music, as well as visual themes of...

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