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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013

    Each year, Sembrando Herencia combines live music, dance, and theater to raise awareness of often-forgotten elements from Puerto Rico's rich heritage.

  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013

    Join us as we travel across Texas to find young accordion players for our annual Big Squeeze program. We will be holding one of our talent showcases at the Houston Creole Festival for young accordionists in Houston. Participants may be invited to perform at the Big Squeeze finals in Austin in May.

  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013

    Join us as we travel across Texas to find young accordion players for our annual Big Squeeze program. We will be holding one of our talent showcases in Dallas at the Latino Cultural Center. Featuring special performances from Grammy Award winning Michael Salgado and our reigning champ, Michael Ramos with Los Morales Boyz. Participants may be invited to perform at the finals in Austin in April. 

    Ignacio "Nachito" Morales Y Los Morales Boyz 2012 Big Squeeze Semi Finals

  • 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 Nov 22, 2013

    Photos by David Dodd:  David Lee Garza with Johnny Ramirez (2008 Big Squeeze Champion) and Isaiah Tellez

  • Posted on Fri Nov 15, 2013



    The Big Squeeze is a documentary film that follows the newest generation of young accordion players as they compete for Texas Folklife’s annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest held as part of the Accordion Kings and Queens Festival in Houston, Texas.

    Preview of The Big Squeeze

  • Posted on Tue Nov 12, 2013


  • Posted on Thu Nov 7, 2013

    It seems like one of the easiest words in Texas to use as a pun is wurst. My head was full of clever puns after attending Wurstfest in New Braunfels last weekend. A two-week celebration of the German influence on Texas culture through food and music is what this 50 year old festival is all about. As always, my reason for going was to hear some of the best German & Czech bands from around the state, country and world but I found myself prioritizing the food when I walked through the gates.

  • Posted on Tue Nov 5, 2013

    3pm Genuine mariachi music Mariachi Corbetas featuring former Big Squeeze participant Anthony Ortiz Jr.


    4pm Mexican Son Jarocho music with local group Son Armado


    5pm West African music and dance with former Texas Folklife apprenticeship master artist Jean-Claude Lessou

  • Posted on Thu Oct 31, 2013

    Last weekend I attended the Blackpot Festival in Lafayette for the first time. Blackpot is a music and food festival celebrating the culture of Southern Louisiana's Acadiana Region. There is a wide range of musical styles and a variety of foods, each being prepared in - you guessed it: black pots. One of the things I found interesting was the similarities between this region and the Gulf Coast Texas region in which I was raised.

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