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Tejano-Conjunto-Norteño Convening

On October 2, 2010, Texas Folklifeand the Border Studies Club of South Texas College, Mid-Valley Campus, hosted a bi-national convening to examine the history and current state of Tejano Conjunto and Norteño music with an engaged group of musicians, scholars, cultural workers, media professionals and the public from both sides of the border.  The convening which was free and open to the public, reviewed the common history of th

Star of Texas Folklife Recipients

The Star of Texas Folklife is an award, first given at our 25th Anniversary Gala, that acknowledges artists and ambassadors to the arts who have shown exemplary efforts toward the preservation of the folk arts of Texas.

Three award were given to Johnny Gimble, Santiago Jimenez, and Barbara Lynn in 2010. In 2014, at the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens, Mary Thomas became the fourth awardee.

Mary Thomas, Queen of Texas Zydeco

At the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens this year in Houston, Texas Folklife awarded Ms. Mary Thomas the Star of Texas Folklife Award. She became the 4th awardee of this award.

Accordion Kings and Queens 25th Anniversary

Thanks to everyone that joined us at our 25th annual Accordion Kings and Queens concert. What a great night with great music and fun! Here is a photo recap by the one and only David Dodd. 

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