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  • Posted on Tue Jul 28, 2015
    Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling! We will be partnering with Texas Dancehall Preservation Inc. for this year's event, which will be held on November 7th, 2015 at La Bahia Turn Verein Dance Hall in Burton, TX. It will feature a combination of workshops and showcases in a variety of fiddle styles. There will also be a dance at the end of the festival...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 28, 2015
    Forty-eight German settlers living in the vicinity of Burton, Washington County, Texas organized the La Bahia Turn Verein on July 5, 1879.  In the statutes they adopted that day, they declared their purpose to be physical and spiritual development of their members and the promotion of social life.  The original statutes were naturally in German as that was the regular language of the...
  • Posted on Tue May 19, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival Informational Session by Alex E. Chávez and Organizer Raul Orduña   Music by Huapango Arribeño and Huapango Huasteco Musicians    WHO: Alex E. Chávez, PhD and Raul Orduña   WHAT: Guest presentation regarding huapango music and the “Huapango Sin  Fronteras” Festival in Austin, Texas / Performances by trovadores...
  • Posted on Thu Apr 23, 2015
    Sephardic Crossroads 2015 Here is the info: Ticket link for Agudas April 30th 7-9pm: Ticket link for south central sanctuary at Community of Christ: *** On April 30th-May 2nd, Michelle Alany & the Memoriana Collective will be presenting a 3-day...
  • Posted on Fri Mar 13, 2015
    Saturday, May 30: 1:00 - 3:00 pmIntroduction to Middle Eastern Music This workshop will serve as a brief introduction to Middle Eastern music. Topics will include instruments, rhythms, forms, maqam/makam (Arab and Turkish music theory), genres, and styles. Great for dancers wishing to learn more about music and context!  Participants will receive handouts including...
  • Posted on Sun Mar 8, 2015
    It has been 110 years since the unsurpassed Bob Wills was born on March 6, 1905 in Kosse, Texas. Given the recent ways Texas Folklife has been showcasing its three decades of work documenting and celebrating Texas fiddling on its archival cd release and at the Festival of Texas Fiddling, it seemed appropriate to send along happy birthday wishes! It is hard to imagine someone who has had a more...

    Bob Wills - Crippled Turkey

  • Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected as a recipient for a 2015 Community Research Grant from The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.  This fall I will work with a UT humanities faculty member and access the University's archival and library holdings to do research related to Texas music recordings.  This project will help advance Texas Folklife's...
  • Posted on Wed Feb 25, 2015
    Come witness a masterful display of Sufi inspired dance/choreography and music with Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam & Fared Shafinury. The show will feature reknown vocalist Lou Lou Ghelichkhani and other masterful artists.  *Wine and champagne will be available Tickets:
  • Posted on Thu Feb 5, 2015
    March 5 - 6, 2015 from 6pm to 6pm, I Live Here, I Give Here is bringing back the biggest giving day in Austin, the 24-hour online giving festival, Amplify Austin.  Help support Texas Folklife, our programs and wonderful artists by making a contribution.   MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL DURING AMPLIFY AUSTIN Texas Folklife memberships starting at only $25   Perks of becoming a member of Texas...

    Texas Folklife 2015 Organization Overview

  • Posted on Tue Dec 9, 2014
    The Festival of Texas Fiddling was a great event-- incredible music all day, a great dance to cap it off, and a whole lot of fun overall. The picture at the top is of all of the day’s fiddlers at the plenary session, where each gave an example of their style. This is looking over the shoulders of Los Trineros at Brian Marshall playing with his sons and Mark Rubin on guitar. Directly behind...