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  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Not Just Oom-PAH! Accordion Workshop and Concert June 16-17, 2018 Summary Report by Laura J. Niland   The Not Just Oom-PAH! Accordion Workshop and Concert was held on June 16-17, 2018 which was supported by a grant from the City of Austin, Cultural Arts Division and sponsored by Texas Folklife Resources.   The project was written and coordinated by Shirley Johnson from Austin...
  • Posted on Fri Jun 22, 2018
    The Austin Belly Dance Convention   has been bringing together the Middle Eastern dance and Belly Dance community since its inception. Cabaret, folklore, and tribal dances are all represented by our collection of hand-picked performers and instructors from across the globe. WE HIGHLIGHT 20 YEARS OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN WORLD RENOWNED MUSICIANS,...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2018
    Texas Folklife would like to congratulate one of our long-time collaborators, “The Empress of Gulf Coast Soul,” Barbara Lynn, on receiving a 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship.  Lynn is one of ten artists to receive this distinction in the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship class. You can read more about the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in the Press Release below.In 2009...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2018
        Barbara Lynn & Friends 2009/11/18 Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress. Barbara Lynn is a rhythm and blues singer and left-handed guitarist from Texas. In the 1950s, inspired by blues artists Guitar Slim and Jimmy Reed, and pop acts Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, she created an all-female band, Bobbie Lynn and Her Idols. Her...
  • Posted on Mon Jun 11, 2018
    The “Not Just OOM-PAH!” Accordion Workshop in Austin, TX. is on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 - 17, 2018.      Saturday’s workshop begins with Jan Flemming presenting South American rhythms, then Ginny Mac will teach Hot Gypsy Jazz tunes, followed by Shirley Johnson introducing Eastern European music. Later in the evening there will be a presentation on “How to Create a...
  • Posted on Wed May 9, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2018 Texas Folklife presents 2018 “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival Informational Session   Featuring Live Music by all-female son huasteco group Las Palomitas Serranas  Presentation by Musician and Teacher Nesta Velazquez and Festival Information from Festival Founder and Organizer Raul Orduña    WHO:   ...
  • Posted on Wed Apr 25, 2018
        The 2017 Festival of Texas Fiddling Symposium Session took place on December 1, 2017 at the historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX.  The session was sponsored by Humanities Texas, with the goal of creating collaborative synergies between scholarly researchers, musicians, dancers, members of the Blanco, TX community, members of the general public, and listeners. ...

    2017 Festival of Texas Fiddling Symposium Session

  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND POSTER ATTACHED MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483,                                              ...
  • Posted on Wed Apr 18, 2018
    Texas Folklife presents 2018 “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival Informational Session  Featuring Live Music by Las Palomitas SerranasPresentation by Musician and Teacher Nesta Velazquez  and Festival Information from Festival Founder and Organizer Raul Orduña  Guest presentation regarding huapango music and the “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival in Austin,...
  • Posted on Fri Mar 2, 2018
    Save the date!2018 Festival of Texas FiddlingSat December 1st, 2018Twin Sisters Dance Hall - Blanco, TX   Stay tuned for details!