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  • Posted on Wed Jan 11, 2017
      big_squeeze_2017_showcase_flyer_v3_ig_4.jpg So, you want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2017? Follow these steps... 1)     Read the entry rules, GO HERE: http://bit.ly/rules_squeeze_2017  2)     Fill out the entry form. a)     To fill out the form online, GO HERE: http://bit.ly/squeeze_2017  b)     To download the paper...
  • Posted on Mon Dec 12, 2016
    big_squeeze_logo_2017.jpg It’s that time of the year! Time to start gearing up and spreading the word about this year's round of Big Squeeze Auditions, Showcases and more...  We, at Texas Folklife, are proud that the Big Squeeze is returning in 2017.  After taking a year off to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the contest, this splendid program will return in all its squeezebox...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 24, 2017
    Texas Folklife's 2017 Big Squeeze Champions Are:Mason Nesvadba 20 Guy, TX - Polka CategoryDonovan Bourque 16 Beaumont, TX - Cajun/Zydeco CategoryLuis Gonzalez 21 Grand Prairie, TX - Conjunto CategoryEach winner was awarded a Hohner accordion, a cash prize, and will play at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens concert June 3rd at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX.  A...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2017
    THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2017 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in Showcases Across the State    Grand Prize Winners will be selected in each category: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco, and Conjunto   Austin, Texas – January 24, 2017 – Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce that the Big Squeeze Accordion Contest is back in 2017. This will be the...
  • Posted on Wed Dec 7, 2016
                                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2017 Texas Folklife Will...
  • 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 Mon Oct 19, 2015
      Belen Escobedo Renowned Mexican-American String Band Fiddler, Bajo Sexto Master Ramon “Rabbit” Sanchez, and Ramon Gutierrez on the tololoche, October 29 This month’s concert will feature San Antonio fiddler Belen Escobedo, accompanied by bajo sexto master “Rabbit” Sanchez, who is widely considered the top bajista in conjunto music today, and Ramon Gutierrez on the tololoche. The...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014
    On October 2, 2010, Texas Folklifeand the Border Studies Club of South Texas College, Mid-Valley Campus, hosted a bi-national convening to examine the history and current state of Tejano Conjunto and Norteño music with an engaged group of musicians, scholars, cultural workers, media professionals and the public from both sides of the border.  The convening which was free and open to the...

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