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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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Austin Corps x Texas Folklife Listening Party

Event Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Texas Folklife and Akins High School Austin Corps invite the public to join us for the premiere of a new radio and podcast series, "Stories About Texas Artists and Akins High.” This series of audio documentaries about Texas artists and activism, civics, and Akins High traditions has been produced in collaboration with Texas Folklife’s student and community documentary training program, Stories from Deep in the Heart, and with Akins High School Austin Corps senior class lead by Social Studies Teacher Linda O’Neal.

Austin City Hall

Austin City Hall is the seat of Austin municipal government, located at 301 W 2nd St in downtown Austin, Texas. The current building was completed in 2004. Austin formerly operated its City Hall at 124 West 8th Street.

Stories Recording Booth at Austin Veteran's Art Conference

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:30 to 13:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

We will have a Recording Booth set up at the Veterans Writers Conference from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Stop by to record your veteran's story, and any military folklore. Military folklore may include stories about objects, clothing, slang, jokes, and any other related military-related experiences.

2019 Austin to Africa Benefit

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 16:00 to 22:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

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. 

Creative Space Survey


The Austin arts community is well aware of the creative space issues we face, so we are working together to propose potential solutions.  Over the past year, creative space needs have been discussed at monthly meetings by a small group of representatives from interested nonprofit arts groups and businesses, artists, and educational institutions. 

Live Interview Recording and Project Update: Texas Fiddle Traditions

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 15:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

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.

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