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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    List of Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze statewide youth accordion contest champions.  2014-2017 the contest was expanded to include three categories of winners (conjunto, Cajun/zydeco, and polka).  In 2018, Texas Folklife created two categories for conjunto: a 17 and under category, and the 18-21 Anthony Ortiz Jr. grand prize in honor of the former Big Squeeze finalist who passed away in...
  • Posted on Sun Jun 3, 2018
    Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 29th annual Accordion Kings & Queens an incredible success!  Thousands of squeezebox fans braved the June heat and were rewarded handsomly with a beautiful evening of accordion music and dancing.  Texas Folklife's annual multicultural accordion celebration has...
  • Posted on Thu May 3, 2018
    Texas Folklife and KPFT 90.1FM Present: Accordion Kings & Queens Tune-up featuring Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters Thurs May 24th (5:30pm-7:30pm) Cottwonwood 3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018 FREE SHOW with RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/419760898450005 Join Texas Folklife and KPFT 90.1FM at Cottonwood on May 24th (5:30pm-7:30pm) for an Accordion Kings & Queens Tune-...
  • Posted on Thu May 3, 2018
  • Posted on Mon Nov 20, 2017
    Just a week after premiering their stories, students at Hogg Middle School have seen their projects broadcast on two radio stations, with at least one more in the works.  The students were part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, Texas Folklife’s award-winning radio and podcast education program. The Stories program has been helping Texas communities tell their oral histories for 9 years...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 6, 2017
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE’S “STORIES FROM DEEP IN THE HEART” PROGRAM RELEASES YOUTH RADIO DOCUMENTARIES BY HOGG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS Public Invited to a Listening Party at Hogg Middle School Auditorium on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 10:30am On-air discussion about youth media and folklore on “Nuestra Palabra” hosted by Tony Diaz on KPFT 90.1FM on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 6:30pm Texas Folklife...
  • Posted on Tue Sep 6, 2016
    Back in the early 1990s, when Ed Poullard apprenticed under the guidance of the famous Creole fiddler Canray Fontenot, he recalls being told how important this apprenticeship would be for future generations. As Mr. Poullard remembers, “He said that when Canray’s gone, you become a torchbearer. You have to do whatever you can to bring this to others and show them what you know.” Over two decades...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 14, 2016
      MECA - Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts - in Houston presents a photographic exhibition "Taquerias of Southmost" by Chuy Benitez.  This exhibition explores the boundaries of cultural richness and dialogues that touch on authentic food and cultural identity.  The photo exhibit was produced by Texas Folklife and the Brownsville Historical Association as part...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 17, 2015
    What a show! Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, fans and Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 26th annual Accordion Kings & Queens a wild success!  Our 2015 edition of Accordion Kings & Queens truly reflected the talent and diversity of Texas accordion music.   Enjoy some select photos of the event courtesy of David Dodd. Didn't grab a shirt at...
  • Posted on Tue May 13, 2014
    Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park is unique in the United States, offering an 8 month season of professional entertainment that is artistically excellent, culturally diverse and always FREE of charge to the public. This is the largest "always free" program of its kind in the country. Miller Outdoor Theatre offers the most diverse season of professional entertainment of any Houston...

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