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  • Posted on Tue Aug 23, 2016
    Emigrating from the region of Lusatia in what is now Northeast Germany, the Wendish people first arrived to Texas by way of Galveston in the middle of the 19th century. The Texas Wendish people still maintain a constant presence in Giddings, through Texas Wendish Heritage. Established in 1972, the mission of the society is "to preserve and tell the story of the Wends who came to Texas." Part of...
  • Posted on Fri Jul 8, 2016
       The accordion may be referred to as the symbolic instrument of the polka. Particularly in Texas – where the Czech style of polka refers to the massive immigration from the area now known as Czechia (formerly the Czech Republic; formerly Czechoslovakia; formerly Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia) – the music can be heard far and wide at the various church picnics, weddings, and social...
  • Posted on Tue May 31, 2016
    This July Folklife Córdoba will hold the first appalachian-style square dance ever in the Argentine interior.  Thanks to a $50,000-peso ($3,000 USD) grant from the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, the Folklife Festival: La Fiesta Celebración de Independencias will be held at 8 p.m. July 8, 2016 in downtown Córdoba, Argentina. The event will celebrate both Argentine Independence Day, July 9...
  • Posted on Tue Mar 8, 2016
      TEXAS FOLKLIFE Presents THE BIG SQUEEZE TENTH ANIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA CONCERT Saturday May 7, 2016, 1pm-5pm at Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 N. Congress Ave - Austin, TX   Show will Celebrate theTenth Anniversary of Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Program and Showcase past winners of the Statewide Accordion Contest    Line-Up:Los Morales Boyz (Conjunto) ...
  • 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
    We want to thank everyone that made it out to our 30th Anniversary Launch Party! We appreciate your support!   
  • Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
    A celebration of all things fiddle right in the heart of Texas Folklife. We here at TXF are happy to announce 30 years of fiddle fanatacism and we're kicking it all of with a fiddle friday - and the best part? You're all invited! 30 Years of Texas Fiddle Program Review          Materials of the Texas Folklife archive on display.  Presentation by Texas Folklife...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
      The Central Accordion Association and the Elgin SPJST present "The Accordion Jamboree" on Sunday, Oct 26th at 3:00 pm. The Jamboree will shocase accordion music of many different styles and genres. There will be five groups of musicians ranging from solo artists to full bands of seven or eight. Each set will be thirty five minutes. The genres range from Czech music to Chicago style dance...
  • Posted on Wed Jul 23, 2014
     TEXAS FOLKLIFE AND TEXAS DANCE HALL PRESERVATION, INC. PRESENT “FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING”  Saturday, December 6, 2014 Noon to 11:30 pm Twin Sisters Dance Hall Blanco, TX Multicultural Texas fiddle extravaganza with WORKSHOPS by TX fiddle masters Brian Marshall (Texas Polish), Ed Poullard (Cajun), and Howard Raines (old time)   SHOWCASES by  Mia Orosco (TX contest...
  • Posted on Fri Mar 7, 2014
    Gallista Gallery consists of 10 artists studios, a thrift shop, and a cafe with a lounge area in the showroom/gift shop that sells Gallista products, Chicano art products, and Chicano literature. The Main Gallery holds the opening reception for our monthly featured artist every Segundo Sabado (2nd Saturday). This large room is also rented out for weddings, receptions, graduation events, birthdays...

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