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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Accordion

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  • Posted on Tue Jan 30, 2018
    ¡Ya viene el Big Squeeze 2018! Buscamos talentosas y talentosos acordeonistas jóvenes para participar en las categorías de Conjunto, Zydeco y Polka. Ahora en su 12o año, el programa Big Squeeze busca representar la gran diversidad geográfica y cultural del estado de Texas, a través de concursos en el Vallde del Río Grande, Houston, el área de Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi y más. Para...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 17, 2018
    Texas Folklife Assigned Ticket Info: Become a member or renew your annual membership to receive assigned covered seating for Accordion Kings & Queens 2018 at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre! http://www.texasfolklife.org/info/membership    Tickets are assigned on a first come, first serve basis so make sure to respond as soon as you can! If you respond before Friday...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 11, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in Showcases Across the State  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under) Cajun & Zydeco Grand...
  • Posted on Thu Dec 28, 2017
    It’s that time of the year! It's time to start squeezebox practice and time to dust off those dance moves.    We are gearing up for 2018’s round of the Big Squeeze. This is the program's 12th year.    I am glad to be back with the program again this year. There is nothing I am more passionate about in this world than Texan music, traditions and history. The preservation...
  • Posted on Fri Dec 8, 2017
    Big Squeeze 2018Statewide Youth Accordion ContestSchedule, Contest Rules and Entry Form So, YOU want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2018?   Just follow these steps! ***Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife OR they can submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both,...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 1, 2017
    Remembering Anthony Ortiz Jr. Texas Folklife is saddened by the passing of Anthony Ortiz Jr. Ortiz who was a finalist for the 2009 Big Squeeze when he was only 15 years old, and had become a master accordionist until his untimely death at the young age of 24. His passing represents a loss to the accordion world and to Texas Folklife. Read more about Anthony’s...
  • Posted on Mon May 1, 2017
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  • Posted on Mon Apr 24, 2017
    bigsqueezechamps_2017.jpg [Photo included: Big Squeeze Champs 2017 (from left to right): Luis Gonzalez, Donovan Bourque, and Mason Nesvadba, Photograph by David L. Dodd, Courtesy Texas Folklife] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2017 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST GRAND PRIZE...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 24, 2017
    Texas Folklife's 2017 Big Squeeze Champions Are:Mason Nesvadba 20 Guy, TX - Polka CategoryDonovan Bourque 16 Beaumont, TX - Cajun/Zydeco CategoryLuis Gonzalez 21 Grand Prairie, TX - Conjunto CategoryEach winner was awarded a Hohner accordion, a cash prize, and will play at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens concert June 3rd at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX.  A...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 18, 2017
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