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  • Posted on Wed Nov 5, 2008
    Audience to help pick Big Squeeze winner Texas Folklife's 19th annual Accordion Kings concert is almost here and we're getting excited. Our Co-headliners are Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws and Tejano legends La Tropa F, and warming them up will be the Knights of Dixie Orchestra. And before that, we'll present the three finalists from our second Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. As always, the...
  • 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 Thu Apr 19, 2018
    2018 APPRENTICESHIPS SHOWCASE AT TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL! JUNE 9TH UTSA INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS   For the 48th Annual Texas Folklife Festival, Texas Folklife has organized a showcase that both aims to highlight the diverse traditions the organization has supported this year, as well as demonstrate the continuation of these traditions through the performance of 2018...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2018
    In February 2018, Texas Folklife hosted a discussion at Larry’s French Market & Cajun Restaurant about how the organization can support efforts of the community to encourage youth participation in Cajun traditional music.  The community discussion touched on three main topics: the reasons behind decline in youth participation in Cajun music in Southeast Texas; comparisons between...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 1, 2018
    Springfed Records Album Release Felipe Perez y Sus Polkeros and Belen Escobedo y Panfilo's Güera Wednesday May 16th (7pm-9pm) Texas Folklife 1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756 Tickets: $10 General Admission Free for Texas Folklife Members (contact us for discount code)  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/springfed-records-album-release-felipe-perez-y-sus-polkeros-and-belen-escobedo-y-panfilos...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 1, 2018
    TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT!Please stay tuned for more screenings and performances with Oliver Rajamani Oliver Rajamani - Flamenco India Film Screening & Performance Thursday May 3rd (7pm)  Texas Folkife Gallery 1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756Information on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oliver-rajamani-flamenco-india-film-screening-performance-tickets-44152191393...
  • 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

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