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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Thu Jan 30, 2020
    Clockwise, from left: 2020 master Yuxin Mei; 2020 Master Thanmayee Krishnamruthy;
    2020 Master Mike Beumel; and 2020 Master Gideon Alorwoyie.

    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES 2020 APPRENTICESHIPS IN THE FOLK AND TRADITIONAL ARTS AWARDEES
    Eight Master and Apprentice Pairs Awarded $3,000


    An Array of Traditional Art Forms Represented – from Pingelap Stick Dancing to Conjunto Accordion Playing
  • Posted on Thu Jan 30, 2020

    FRIDAY, MAY 1, 3-4pm CST on facebook.com/texasfolklife LIVE

    BIG SQUEEZE FINALS FROM-HOME CONCERT

    Pre-recorded performances by all 4 of the 2019 Champions and a LIVE announcement of the 2020 Champions


  • Posted on Tue Jan 28, 2020
    THE BIG SQUEEZE, TEXAS FOLKLIFE’S STATEWIDE YOUTH ACCORDION CONTEST,
    ANNOUNCES 2020 LINEUP OF COMPETITIONS AND CONCERTS

    Young Accordion Players Are Invited to Learn, Compete and Engage
    in Live Music Events Across the State
  • Posted on Tue Jan 21, 2020
    On Sunday February 9th, 2020 Texas Folklife will host a House Concert Fundraiser for Tawny Thomson-Bush in which all proceeds will go towards her efforts to receive life saving stem cell chemotherapy treatment.

    This event includes performances by world music greats:

    Oliver Rajamani, Roberto Riggio, Julie Slim, and Atlas Maior.
    Tickets: $35
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multiple-sclerosis-fundraiser-concert-for-t...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 12, 2019

    Join us at the Texas Folklife Gallery on Tuesday December 3rd as we close out Giving Tuesday and prepare for the 5th Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling. The $10 entry fee will go towards our Giving Tuesday fundraising goal. Refreshments will be provided and live music will be provided by the Shinbone Alley String Band. 

     

  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2019

    Join Bramaya for the 2019 Austin to Africa Benefit Performance for Guinea at the Sahara Lounge on the east side in Austin, Texas on Sunday, Oct 20th from 4:00-10:00 pm. 

  • Posted on Mon Sep 23, 2019

     

  • Posted on Mon Sep 23, 2019


    5th Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling 

  • Posted on Mon Sep 16, 2019

    Please join us on Sunday, September 29th, at 3 pm at the Texas Folklife Gallery for an update on the Local-Memory digital history project and a live recording of an interview with Dan Foster, fiddler and scholar. Dr. Michael Schmidt will discuss his new research on the history of Western Swing in Austin between 1940 and 1955 and recent additions to its exhibit on dance bands and Swing in Austin (1929-46). After the update, he and Joe Dobbs, musician and librarian, will interview Dan Foster about the Texas fiddle tradition and Mr.

  • Posted on Tue Sep 10, 2019

    First Annual Texas Folk Arts Statewide Convening: Evening Program

    Discussion, presentations and artist demonstrations about the folk arts and traditions of the Lone Star State.

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