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  • Posted on Fri Oct 7, 2016
    Texas Folklife Fall 2016 House Concert SeriesTexas Folklife’s intimate music series featuring roots music and emphasizing the non-profit’s mission to present the state’s traditional arts and cultureWed 10/26 (7pm-9pm) Bob Hoffnar Plays Pedal Steel Guitar, with Janie Cowan (Upright Bass)Wed 11/16 (7pm-9pm) Arazeel: Brazilian and Arab Music Fusion Wed 12/14 (7pm-9pm) ...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    After a week of hard work, the 2018 Summer Institute concluded with a listening party on June 28th at the Worker's Defense Project. The venue was packed with people coming to hear our participants' podcasts chronicling stories and folklore related to this year's theme of Immigration and Labor. Over the course of a week, the participants worked with our Stories From Deep in the Heart Program...
  • 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 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 Thu Jan 25, 2018
    The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Auditions at Los Fresnos High School is one of many Big Squeeze events across Texas in 2018 and one of two Big Squeeze events in the Rio Grande Valley. Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze Accordion Program searches for the top youth accordionist talent in Texas. All genres of accordion music are welcome including Conjunto, Zydeco, Cajun, Polka and more. ...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 23, 2018
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Auditions – Houston #1The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Audition at Cafe 4212 is one of many Big Squeeze events across Texas in 2018 and one of two Big Squeeze events in Houston. Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze Accordion Program searches for the top youth accordionist talent in Texas. All genres of accordion music are welcome...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 23, 2018
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Auditions – Dallas Texas Folklife is pleased to announce that our second Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2018 will take place in Dallas at the Pleasant Grove Branch Library on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Audition at Pleasant Grove Branch Library is one of many Big Squeeze events across...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 23, 2018
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Auditions – Ennis Texas Folklife is pleased to announce that our first Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2018 will take place in Ennis at the Ennis Czech Music Festival at Sokol Hall on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Audition at the Ennis Czech Music Festival is one of many Big Squeeze events...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 26, 2017
    ***Keep checking back for updates! This will be the 12th year for The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife or they submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both, unless they feel...

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