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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 organizing members. The statutes apparently were not translated into English until 1955. Membership requirements, duties, and
Posted on Tue May 19, 2015
Texas Folklife presents “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival
Informational Session by Alex E. Chávez and Organizer Raul Orduña
Posted on Thu Apr 23, 2015
Sephardic Crossroads 2015
Posted on Fri Mar 13, 2015
Saturday, May 30: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Introduction to Middle Eastern Music
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 significant impact on both Texas music and on all American music than Bob Wills.
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 A
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
- Posted on Thu Feb 5, 2015
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 Brian is Ed Poullard. To the left are Sean Orr and Howard Rains and Tricia Spencer.
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.