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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 Mon Feb 3, 2014
    Apprenticeship Program Application and Guidelines are now available.  Grants of up to $1,500 available for apprentices to train with a master artist in the folk and traditional arts.  Priority will be given to Polka and Zydeco applicants, but applicants from all folk and traditional arts disciplines are encouraged! Application deadline has been extended until Friday December...
  • 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 Nov 25, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents Cigar Box Guitar Exhibit by Tomas Salas and W.T. Bryant  Live Cigar Box Guitar Music Featured at Opening Reception  WHERE:             Texas Folklife House Gallery, 1708 Houston Street, Austin  WHEN:                December...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 24, 2015
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  • Posted on Thu Nov 19, 2015
    Feast of St. Cecilia - TXF Member Appreciation Party & House Concert with Los Texmaniacs and David Hidalgo & Steve Berlin of Los Lobos Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 5:00 to 8:00 pm Texas Folklife House - 1708 Houston Street WE ARE EXTREMELY SORRY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT; WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU WITH ANOTHER GREAT PROGRAM IN THE NEAR FUTURE.   Texas...


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