TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES “STORIES FROM DEEP IN THE HEART” SUMMER INSTITUTE
Thanks to your support Texas Folklife raised $6,351 in 24 hours during Ampilfy Austin 2015! We received over 100 donations from supporters across the country. In addition to the generous donations we received, many of our supporters and community and educational partners did a great job of spreading the word.
Enjoy the finished audio stories by youth producers at Grisham Middle School during the 2014-15 school year. For this project in collaboration with "Stories from Deep in the Heart," students documented a wide range of folklife traditions, such as Norwegian and German family recipes in the U.S., the lives of community musicians and poets, and the artisan soap-making process.
Texas Folklife presents the last chance to try out for the Big Squeeze Accordion Showcase of 2015, in Nederland TX., at Jefferson County Singles Club, located at 7601 Green Ave. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Cajun, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest.
Come witness a masterful display of Sufi inspired dance/choreography and music with Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam & Fared Shafinury. The show will feature reknown vocalist Lou Lou Ghelichkhani and other masterful artists.
*Wine and champagne will be available
LBJ Library Bass Lecture Hall Auditorium
Texas Folklife presents our second Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015 in Houston TX at Cafe 4212, located at 4212 Almeda Rd. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Zydeco but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for the Big Squeeze Accordion contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top of the main page for more details, rules, and entry forms. Special musical guest performing after the contest will be Jerome Batiste and the Zydeko Players.