- Posted on Thu Aug 9, 2018
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.
Posted on Sun Jun 3, 2018
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)
- 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
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 later, Mr.
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 of a state-wide foodways survey funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.