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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Mon Jun 6, 2016
    Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 27th annual Accordion Kings & Queens a smashing success!  Despite heavy downpours and flooding in the Houston-area in the weeks and days leading up to the event, the skies cleared by the afternoon and we had some fabulous weather for the show.  Czech Melody...
  • Posted on Sun May 8, 2016
    Wow what a show! Enjoy some shots of the Big Squeeze 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Concert courtesy of David Dodd.   Thank you to all of our performers Los Morales Boyz, guests Rito Pena, Michael Ramos, Juan Longoria, Jr., Keyun Dickson and the Zydeco Masters, The All Around Czechs, The Dallas Street Ramblers, our hosts Bullock Texas State History Museum, emcees Ted Branson,...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 11, 2016
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  • Posted on Fri Jul 8, 2016
       The accordion may be referred to as the symbolic instrument of the polka. Particularly in Texas – where the Czech style of polka refers to the massive immigration from the area now known as Czechia (formerly the Czech Republic; formerly Czechoslovakia; formerly Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia) – the music can be heard far and wide at the various church picnics, weddings, and social...

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