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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • 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 Te

  • Posted on Tue Mar 22, 2016

  • Posted on Mon May 19, 2014

    This post is long overdue, but it's important that I get something down while the events are still somewhat fresh in my mind.  I try to travel to New Orleans at least once a year, both for the pure fun and enjoyment the city provides, but also to stay in touch with people and communities I have worked with over the years.

  • Posted on Thu Nov 1, 2012

    The Southmost area of Brownsville, the southernmost populated tip of Texas along the banks of the Rio Grande, holds a tight-knit community of immigrant families whose cultural heritage is expressed daily in their traditions, celebrations, music, gardening, religion, lifestyle, and most importantly, food. Along a strip of Southmost Road, locally known as “Taco Boulevard,” lies more than 20 locally-owned taquerias along the main artery of the neighborhood. Containing rich photographs by Chuy Benitez, the Taquerías of Southmost photography exhibit provides an entrance into the rich cultural traditions of an often closed and discriminated population.

  • Posted on Tue Aug 31, 2010

    Texas Folklife Kicks off its State-Wide Food Traditions Survey Exploring South Texas Taquerias


    by Cristina Ballí, Program Director

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