Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
Photo Credit: David Dodd
Donovan BourqueBeaumont, TexasDonovan was the Cajun/Zydeco Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Big Squeeze Competition
Donovan started playing the accordion when he was 10 years old. His grandfather was one of his biggest influences growing up and left Donovan his accordion when he passed. His deep passion for the music keeps him playing with a variety of bands in hopes...
Posted on Tue Feb 6, 2018
TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS The Big Squeeze Community Discussion & Talent Showcase – Nederland/Groves
Texas Folklife is pleased to announce that a Big Squeeze Community Discussion & Talent Showcase will take place in Groves at Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant on Saturday February 24, 2018.
For this event we are going to hold a community discussion with local...
Posted on Sun Jun 4, 2017
Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 28th annual Accordion Kings & Queens an incredible success!
Enjoy some select photos of the event courtesy of David Dodd.
Didn't grab a shirt at the show? Limited edition AKQ 2017 t-shirts are available on our Square marketplace store:
Posted on Tue Jul 24, 2018
The 2018-2020 touring performances focus on the talented young champions of Texas Folklife's "Big Squeeze" statewide accordion contest, exemplifying the unique musical traditions of Texas: Cajun, zydeco, conjunto/Tejano and polka. Artists included in the current roster: Keyun Dickson & the Zydeco Masters, the Dallas Street Ramblers (Elizabeth Kelly and Donovan Bourque), Nachito Morales...
Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2018
In February 2018, Texas Folklife hosted a discussion at Larry’s French Market & Cajun Restaurant about how the organization can support efforts of the community to encourage youth participation in Cajun traditional music. The community discussion touched on three main topics: the reasons behind decline in youth participation in Cajun music in Southeast Texas; comparisons between...