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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Fri Sep 5, 2008
    Texas Folklife's 19th annual Accordion Kings concert, held June 7 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, was a smashing success, with 6,000 accordion fans in attendance to cheer on our Big Squeeze contest finalists and the featured bands: La Tropa F, Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws and the Knights of Dixie Orchestra. They were particularly thrilled that a hometown boy, Houston's John Ramirez...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 19, 2017
      Enjoy some archival content from Texas Folklife's Apprenticeship Program:     Apprenticeship 2011 Julie and Gabriel Bata and Jean-Claude Lessou: West African dance performance Apprenticeship 2010 Kendal Chilcott and Gary Dunshee: Saddle Making and Tooling   Apprenticeship 2007 Amulya & Shanti Aradhyula and Smt. Rajeswari Pariti: Carnatic Veena performance Apprenticeship...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 19, 2017
    Saturday, April 10, 2004 Paramount Theatre, Austin Texas Folklife Resources presented a tribute to international music legend Freddy Fender as part of the 10th season of its Folk Masters Series. Called the "Mexican Elvis" in the 1950s, Freddy Fender, born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, was one of the first crossover artists; his songs and albums have been in the top 10 on both country and pop...
  • Posted on Thu Jun 8, 2017
    Texas Folklife PresentsRadio for the People: Perspectives in Working-Class MediaSpider House Ballroom2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705Thursday July 6th, 7pm-8:30pm$5 admissionTickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radio-for-the-people-perspectives-in-working-class-media-tickets-35250533294?aff=es2Special Offer: Buy advance tickets to Radio for the People: Perspectives in Working-...
  • Posted on Thu Jun 8, 2017
  • Posted on Tue May 16, 2017
                As children, Robbie and Charlie Bubenik never went longer than a month without a polka show. Whether with their father, Bob Suttie’s group, Texas Legacy Czech Band, or another polka band, the exposure to this music at an early age curated a deep knowledge of the songs and melodies that typify Texas Czech Polka music. It wouldn’t be long before listening...
  • Posted on Thu Apr 6, 2017
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2017 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALISTS Contest Finals and Concert to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 22 (1pm-5pm)  The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. Finalists will compete on Saturday April 22nd at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 30, 2017
    2017 APPRENTICESHIPS SHOWCASE AT TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL! JUNE 10TH (4:30-6:30PM) STAGE 1: H-E-B UTSA INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS               Artists from the Apprenticeship Program will perform this year at the 2017 Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas! The showcase will consist of several...
  • Posted on Tue Oct 25, 2016
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE FALL 2016 HOUSE CONCERT SERIES Arazeel: Arab and Brazilian Music Fusion WHEN: Wednesday October 26th, 2016 (7pm-9pm)WHERE: Texas Folklife House1708 Houston St.Austin, TX 78756                              Austin’s Arab-Brazilian fusion group Arazeel will perform and discuss the folk roots of their music,...
  • 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...

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