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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


Amplify Austin 2020

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 (All day) to Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day)
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

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Texas Folklife will be participating in Amplify Austin Day! Amplify Austin is an annual 24-hour campaign in which the residents of Central Texas give back to the communities. This campaign is a fun way to support Texas Folklife. This year we are raising $5000 to support our many programs that support Texas traditions and customs.

Texas Folklife Announces 2020 Apprenticeships in the folk and Traditional Arts Awardees

Clockwise, from left: 2020 master Yuxin Mei; 2020 Master Thanmayee Krishnamruthy; 2020 Master Mike Beumel; and 2020 Master Gideon Alorwoyie. TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES 2020 APPRENTICESHIPS IN THE FOLK AND TRADITIONAL ARTS AWARDEES Eight Master and Apprentice Pairs Awarded $3,000 An Array of Traditional Art Forms Represented – from Pingelap Stick Dancing to Conjunto Accordion Playing

Big Squeeze 2020

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 3-4pm CST on LIVE


Pre-recorded performances by all 4 of the 2019 Champions and a LIVE announcement of the 2020 Champions

Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser Concert for Tawny Thomson-Bush

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
On Sunday February 9th, 2020 Texas Folklife will host a House Concert Fundraiser for Tawny Thomson-Bush in which all proceeds will go towards her efforts to receive life saving stem cell chemotherapy treatment. This event includes performances by world music greats: Oliver Rajamani, Roberto Riggio, Julie Slim, and Atlas Maior. Tickets: $35

"See It Through My Eyes" Audio Series

Poster created by Akins High School student Jennifer Arriaga.
Akins High School students Leslie and Hope interview rapper Lench Martinez.
Akins students interviewed artist Vincent Valdez at his Houston studio.
Illustrator and muralist Larissa Akhmetova (Stephens) interviewed by students Andrew Kevin.
Dave McClinton presenting in the Akins High School Austin Corps senior class.
Texas Folklife and Akins High School Austin Corps created a new radio and podcast series, "See It Through My Eyes,” during the fall 2019 school semester. This series of audio documentaries is about Texas artists and activism, civics, and Akins High traditions. This project was produced by the Texas Folklife student and community documentary training program, Stories from Deep in the Heart, and Akins High School Austin Corps senior class lead by Social Studies Teacher Linda O’Neal. The culmination of the project was a Listening Party at the City Hall Austin on December 6, 2019.