Virtual Roundtable Discussion #4: Sustainability of Texas Accordion Music

229224348350244

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Mon Apr 27, 2020 - 6:00PM to 7:00PM


Texas Folklife
 has started a new virtual roundtable series with the folk and traditional arts community as a way of staying connected and continuing our mission during this time of social distancing. Stay tuned for future live stream discussions!

Livestream Event Page Link


Folk and Traditional Arts Virtual Roundtable: Discussion #4 Sustainability of Texas Accordion Music 4/27/20

Discussion Panelists:

Dan Margolies, PhD
Virginia Wesleyan University
Professor of History and Chair of the History Department
Chair of American Studies

Sarah Rucker
Program Director
The Big Squeeze Program, Texas Folklife
Founder, Full Gallop

Lola Love, "The Zydeco Lady"
www.ZydecoEvents.com
Events Coordinator, The Zydeco Historical & Preservation Society

Santiago Castillo
Accordionist, Touring Musician, and Educator

Frances Barton
Author and Accordionist

Moderated by:
Charlie Lockwood
Executive Director, Texas Folklife

Accordion music traditions such as conjunto, polka, cajun, and zydeco continue to thrive in communities across Texas.  Our panelists will discuss the many efforts undertaken by organizations, individuals, and communities to keep these traditions vibrant and sustainable, as well as strategies during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond.


 

Folk and Traditional Arts Virtual Roundtable: Discussion #3 The Power of Stories 4/20/20

Discussion Panelists:

Kiran Singh Sirah
President, International Storytelling Center

Cecelia Ottenweller
MA Cultural Sustainability

Danea Johnson
Stories from Deep in the Heart Program Director, Texas Folklife

Jane Field
Associate Director, Texas After Violence Project

Moderated by:
Charlie Lockwood
Executive Director, Texas Folklife

How can storytelling help us through these challenging times? What’s at stake in providing platforms for stories and amplifying voices?  Our panel will discuss examples, developments, strategies around storytelling as it relates to their work and the current global health pandemic.



Folk and Traditional Arts Virtual Roundtable: Discussion #2 Radical Care and Folk Traditions 4/13/2020

Discussion Panelists:

Suzanne Seriff, Ph.D
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Anthropology;
Director, Arts and Social Justice Internship Program,
Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva
Director, Institute of Oral History
Associate Professor    
Department of History
The University of Texas at El Paso

Ricardo A. Garay
Program Manager -Community Engagement and Health Equity
Department of Population Health
Dell Medical School | The University of Texas at Austin

Moderated by:
Charlie Lockwood
Executive Director
Texas Folklife

This discussion explores the ways in which people in their communities are drawing on folk traditions (corridos, art, embroidery, graffiti, gritos, verbal arts, music, dance, dress, and more) in news ways during this era to band together, to protest, to engage in collective action, to mourn, to celebrate, to offer support, to create moments of 'radical care" in their communities.




Folk and Traditional Arts Virtual Roundtable: Discussion #1 Redefining Our Work? Folk and Traditional Arts During a Pandemic
3/30/2020

Discussion Participants: Cristina Ballí - Executive Director, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center - San Antonio, TX (http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org)
Ariana Bina  - Musician and Educator - Austin, TX (Instagram: @ari_bina)
Charlie Lockwood – Executive Director, Texas Folklife - Austin, TX (
http://www.texasfolklife.org)
Thomas Grant Richardson - Independent Folklorist/ Traditional Arts Consultant - Santa Fe, NM (
https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-gr...)

This discussion is centered around the value and nature of what folk and traditional arts means right now during this challenging time, ideas for connecting individuals and communities going forward, support for artists, as well as some of the issues culture workers, folklorists, artists, and arts administrators should consider while undertaking our work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Do you have thoughts or ideas to share about the topics discussed by the panel? Share them with Texas Folklife here or email info@texasfolklife.org

Learn more at: www.texasfolklife.org

This program is supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Facebook Links: 
Category: