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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Fri Dec 13, 2013

    Ever seen a ghost? What about a town full of Swedish ghosts in the Rio Grande Valley?

  • 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 Thu Oct 31, 2013
    Elements of an altar to La Santa Muerte

    Our presentation at BookWoman inspired us to build a mini altar to the Santa Muerte as demonstration.  We got most of our information from Andrew Chesnut's book, "Devoted to Death," and from a documentary by Mexican filmmaker Eva Aridjis.  

    I Call Her 'La Flaca'

  • 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.

  • Posted on Tue Oct 29, 2013

    Central Texas Foodways: 42nd Annual Wurstbraten - Walburg, TX 11/4/2013. The whole town has 250 people. So how does one church in Walburg, Texas, serve dinner for 4400 without a hitch? Head over to Walburg and taste for yourself! Sausage Sold by the Pound.

  • Posted on Wed Oct 23, 2013

    Support Your Feminist Bookstore, She Supports You! BookWoman began 38 years ago in an upstairs shop on Guadalupe. We started out as a collective called The Common Woman Bookstore (based on the Judy Grahn poem). From there we moved into Susan Post's house at the time, and then we became BookWoman and moved to 6th Street. Then we moved to 12th and Lamar, and since 2008 we're located at 5501 North Lamar. 

  • Posted on Wed Oct 9, 2013

    On Tuesday April 2nd I attended Cyril 'Big Chief Iron Horse' Green's funeral in New Orleans.  

  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013

    La Santa Muerte ˆ Mexican Folk Saint Personifying Death


    A relatively new and controversial folk saint has emerged in the Americas ˆ La Santa Muerte (Saint Death or Most Holy Death,) a syncretic version of the European grim reaper influenced by Meso-American views on death and folk religion. Most media accounts of Santa Muerte focus on the faith practices of traffickers and murderers, but in reality her devotees include millions of people not involved in the drug trade. They see her as an efficient miracle worker and healer in their lives.

  • Posted on Thu Sep 6, 2018

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  • Posted on Mon May 28, 2018


    Eventbrite - Immigration And Labor - Stories Summer Institute 2018 Listening Party

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