Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest
By Charlie Lockwood, Executive Director
Texas Folklife has recently concluded our Spring 2016 Podcasting Techniques initiative. Podcasting Techniques is a series of workshops with teachers and students to facilitate community podcasts. In total, nearly 200 students worked to develop their own recordings through the program, completing 19 school podcasts throughout Austin ISD and Round Rock ISD. The initiative was developed as part of our award-winning radio documentary program, Stories from Deep in the Heart.
Check out select pieces from our youth producers at Kealing Middle School Fall 2014 semester. Texas Folklife partnered with Austin's African American Heritage District Project to help document the history and living culture of this important area. Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District comprises approximately six square miles of central east Austin.
This post is long overdue, but it's important that I get something down while the events are still somewhat fresh in my mind. I try to travel to New Orleans at least once a year, both for the pure fun and enjoyment the city provides, but also to stay in touch with people and communities I have worked with over the years.