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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


Apprenticeships In The Folk & Traditional Arts: Felipe Perez & Lorenzo Martinez, Accordion Tuning & Repair

Felipe Perez began playing accordion while still in elementary school. Some of his earliest memories came from watching his uncle play next door, “with a big ol’ cigar in his mouth and a can of beer,” and knew he wanted to learn himself. With little money in the family, Felipe saved up to buy his own accordion, shining shoes along the Corpus Christi cantinas, where the many sailors stationed in town provided consistent business.

Giving Tuesday Pop-Up Party at Canopy

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

Giving Tuesday Pop-Up Party at Canopy

Gallery Exhibit: Accordion Kings & Queens

Accordion Kings & Queens is an annual Texas Folklife showcase of the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun and more. The annual event celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas by bringing communities together for an evening of dancing and roots music played on the accordion, "the national instrument of Texas," drawing a capacity crowd of six thousand to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre every year.