- Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2013
Posted on Fri Nov 22, 2013
Photos by David Dodd: David Lee Garza with Johnny Ramirez (2008 Big Squeeze Champion) and Isaiah Tellez
Posted on Tue Nov 5, 2013
3pm Genuine mariachi music Mariachi Corbetas featuring former Big Squeeze participant Anthony Ortiz Jr.
4pm Mexican Son Jarocho music with local group Son Armado
5pm West African music and dance with former Texas Folklife apprenticeship master artist Jean-Claude Lessou
Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
Please find our audio recording of the proceedings from the Polka Symposium Schulenburg, TX 2014 here.
Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
POSTPONED - Due to inclement weather, the Elisabet Ney Museum has postponed The Polkapocalypse to a later date. The festival was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 from noon to 5 p.m.
Posted on Wed Aug 14, 2013
AKQ Live! CD had a great release at the historic Antone's Night Club in Austin. The evening offered live music of two bands featured on the CD - Los Texmaniacs of San Antonio fronted by Max Baca and the up and coming Morales Boyz of Dallas, fronted by Big Squeeze Champion Nachito Morales and also including 2013 reigning champion Michael Ramos.
- Posted on Thu May 2, 2013
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Posted on Mon Dec 17, 2018
Texas Folklife's program Apprenticeships in the Folk Arts brings together master artists and apprentices in collaborations that encourage each to preserve and develop their traditions. The exhibition Pass It On celebrates the lives, talents and commitment of Texas' master folk artists and the apprentices who have worked with them. In the faces of these amsters we see the satisfaction they have gained from their lifetime involvements with particular traditional arts. We see as well the sacrifices some have has to make as members of certain folk groups. Finally, they wear in their expression sthe hope that they are handing on a precious legacy to new minds, hands, feet and voices who will in their turn pass it on for years to come.
Posted on Wed Oct 10, 2018
Accordion Kings & Queens is an annual Texas Folklife showcase of the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun and more. The annual event celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas by bringing communities together for an evening of dancing and roots music played on the accordion, "the national instrument of Texas," drawing a capacity crowd of six thousand to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre every year.