Posted on Wed Apr 25, 2018
The 2017 Festival of Texas Fiddling Symposium Session took place on December 1, 2017 at the historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX. The session was sponsored by Humanities Texas, with the goal of creating collaborative synergies between scholarly researchers, musicians, dancers, members of the Blanco, TX community, members of the general public, and listeners. ...
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 Fri Nov 10, 2017
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Texas Folklife Presents The 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling
December 2, 2017
Twin Sisters Dance Hall, Blanco, Texas
Austin, Texas – November 1, 2017 – The 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling is a day-long event featuring showcase concerts, a symposium session, workshops, and tons of...
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
Posted on Mon Aug 15, 2016
Taquerías of Southmost Gallery ExhibitTexas Folklife Gallery1708 Houston St / Austin, TX 78756FREE and open to the public Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and by appointment
In 2012 Texas Folklife and the Brownsville Historical Association (BHA) partnered on “Taquerías of Southmost,” a research, documentation, exhibit, outreach and promotion project. Texas Folklife conducted fieldwork...
Posted on Thu Nov 1, 2012
Taquerías Southmost: Expressing Cultural Identity through the Business of Food
Photos by Chuy Benitez
Texas Folklife partnered with the Brownsville Historical Association (BHA) to conduct research and document the history of Taquerías in Brownsville and launch and promote an exhibit titled "The Taquerías of Southmost." The Southmost area of Brownsville houses approximately 33,009 residents and is...
Posted on Tue Aug 31, 2010
Texas Folklife Kicks off its State-Wide Food Traditions Survey Exploring South Texas Taquerias
by Cristina Ballí, Program Director
I’m excited to begin our tour of Texan culinary delights at the very tip of Texas – the Southmost neighborhood of Brownsville (yes, my hometown!) To help me in the arduous task of exploring and documenting the culinary delights of the...