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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


Big Squeeze Showcase @ MECA, Houston, TX

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 15:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Texas Folklife presents our third Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in Houston TX., at MECA, located at 1900 Kane St. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Conjunto, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top of the main page for more details, rules, and entry forms. Special musical guest Los Hermanos Cortez will perform after the Contest. This event is free and open the public.

Listening Party at Martin Middle School

Last Friday, the Stories Producing Team (Marcelo, Brian and Michelle) along with Texas Folklife's Charlie Lockwood & Executive Director Cristina Balli gathered at the Martin Middle School Library located in East Austin. We completed a semester residency in Ms. Karydas' Enrichment class and last Friday we listened to the final stories. The students successfully crafted audio documentaries about Martin Middle School and the surrounding neighborhood. Topics ranged from volleyball to ghosts, to Flea Markets-the students were surprised when they realized Ms.