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  • 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...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 24, 2014
    All the fiddle styles for the Festival of Texas Fiddling are, at their heart, music for dancing. This Festival highlights that symbiotic perfection of fiddle and dance --all in the ideal setting of the historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall that has always been the home for it. The December 6 festival in less than two weeks culminates in a dance at 7:30 pm with Al Dressen's Super Swing Revue. Now we...
  • Posted on Wed Nov 12, 2014
    The Festival of Texas Fiddling is coming up in only one month, December 6 at the Twin Sisters dance hall in Blanco.  More information on the Festival and ticket info can be found at the Festival homepage. This is the first festival to present the diverse array of the powerful fiddle traditions from across the state. It is right in line with Texas Folklife’s longstanding involvement with...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 15, 2014
    The Elisabet Ney Museum, Texas Folklife, and Polkaworks present the return of    POLKAPOCALYPSE!     Sunday October 26 2014, from noon to 5PM At the Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th Street, 78751 FREE admission! Featuring live music from Dallas’ Los Morales Boyz; The Fabulous Polkasonics and Conjunto Los Pinkys, both from Austin; and, the pride of Denton Texas, Grammy Award...
  • Posted on Fri Sep 12, 2014
    A special thank you to the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center for hosting these talented musicians. You can find an article on the LoC website written by our very own Charlie Lockwood here! Additionally, you can find some footage of the festivities here. THE QUEBE SISTERS BAND | TEXAS FIDDLING AND SWING HOMEGROWN CONCERTSFROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CO-SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN...