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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


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  • Posted on Fri Apr 3, 2015
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2015 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALISTS Free Concert and Playoffs to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 25 Three Grand Prize Winners will be selected in each category: Polka, Cajun Zydeco, and Conjunto     The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for this year’s Big Squeeze...
  • Posted on Wed Apr 1, 2015
               In eight cities from south, central, east and north Texas, 3,100 miles covered in about 50 hours of driving (the length of a cross-country road trip!), eleven television and radio appearances, presenting seventy four artists in showcases to over 1,000 traditional music fans with twelve partnering cultural organizations or businesses, all in the span of...
  • Posted on Tue Mar 31, 2015
    Dance Majors in AISD's dedicated fine arts academy high school perform in their spring concert Geographies of the Body. This event will feature dancer audio profiles created by McCallum Fine Arts Academy students in Kenneth Rogers Class as a part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife and McCallum Fine Arts Academy. The collaboration between the...
  • Posted on Fri Mar 13, 2015
    You are invited to an Atlas Maior Day House Concert: Hosted by The Prague Cello Corp on Sunday March 22nd at the home of Lyova Rosanoff. We are celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Atlas Maior Day & the 30th and final year of The Prague Cello Corp. Wine and light snacks provided. VIP tickets include reserved front row seating and CD. Please join us for what is sure to be a lovely...
  • Posted on Fri Mar 13, 2015
    Saturday, May 30: 1:00 - 3:00 pmIntroduction to Middle Eastern Music This workshop will serve as a brief introduction to Middle Eastern music. Topics will include instruments, rhythms, forms, maqam/makam (Arab and Turkish music theory), genres, and styles. Great for dancers wishing to learn more about music and context!  Participants will receive handouts including...
  • Posted on Sun Mar 8, 2015
    It has been 110 years since the unsurpassed Bob Wills was born on March 6, 1905 in Kosse, Texas. Given the recent ways Texas Folklife has been showcasing its three decades of work documenting and celebrating Texas fiddling on its archival cd release and at the Festival of Texas Fiddling, it seemed appropriate to send along happy birthday wishes! It is hard to imagine someone who has had a more...

    Bob Wills - Crippled Turkey

  • Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected as a recipient for a 2015 Community Research Grant from The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.  This fall I will work with a UT humanities faculty member and access the University's archival and library holdings to do research related to Texas music recordings.  This project will help advance Texas Folklife's...
  • Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents the last chance to try out for the Big Squeeze Accordion Showcase of 2015, in Nederland TX., at Jefferson County Singles Club, located at 7601 Green Ave. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Cajun, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register...
  • Posted on Wed Feb 25, 2015
    Come witness a masterful display of Sufi inspired dance/choreography and music with Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam & Fared Shafinury. The show will feature reknown vocalist Lou Lou Ghelichkhani and other masterful artists.  *Wine and champagne will be available Tickets:
  • Posted on Mon Feb 2, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents our second Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015 in Houston TX at Cafe 4212, located at 4212 Almeda Rd. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Zydeco but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for the Big Squeeze Accordion contest. Click the Big...


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