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  • 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...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 28, 2013
    There are a number of conjunto festivals throughout the state, and the Veterano Conjunto Festival organized by musician Linda Escobar stands out for its emphasis on honoring Mexican-American military veterans and providing scholarships to young musicians.  The festival was subject of a chapter by border archivist Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga in the book, Transnational Encounters:...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 28, 2013
    Yesterday Cristina Balli and I met up with Dust to Digital founder Lance Ledbetter at Carnitas Uruapan in San Antonio's West Side, where legendary accordionist Santiago Jimenez, Jr. plays conjunto each week.  Ledbetter was in the Central Texas area for the Austin Record Convention, where he featured Dust to Digital's extensive catalogue of regional folk and traditional music...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 23, 2013
    The Elisabet Ney Museum is the former studio and portrait collection created by 19th century sculptor Elisabet Ney. The museum offers a range of educational programs, exhibits, special events, workshops and lectures throughout the year.  
  • Posted on Wed Oct 23, 2013
    Conjunto Music What is Conjunto Style Accordion? The Spanish word conjunto refers not only to a musical style but also to the group of musicians that plays that style. On any weekend, conjunto can be heard from car stereos, juke boxes, bars, dance halls, and community centers across South Texas. Formerly little-known outside the circle of working-class Mexicanos who...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 23, 2013
    Texas Style Fiddle We hope this curriculum guide will help you and your students better understand the history of Texas-style fiddle music and its importance in the Texas cultural landscape. Please use all or part of the information in your classroom as you see fit. We have provided the following: History of Texas-style fiddle music You may use the text for your individual study; high school...
  • Posted on Tue Oct 22, 2013
  • Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
     Please find our audio recording of the proceedings from the Polka Symposium Schulenburg, TX 2014 here. Purchase tickets at OuthouseTickets.com HERETickets will also be available at the door at Sengelmann Hall  Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. and Texas Folklife announce their partnership to produce the Texas Polka Festival & Symposium to be held in Schulenburg on...
  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
    Texas Folklife was proud to partner with the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas to wish a buen viaje to the monarch butterflies as they migrated south through Texas to their final destination in the forests of Michoacan, Mexico.  To celebrate the occasion, the TRAC held a festival with a variety of presentations on butterflies and Latino-themed cultural programs, like the...

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