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  • Posted on Wed May 4, 2016
    The Austin Belly Dance Convention (ABDC): Central Texas’ Premier Middle Eastern Dance Event Enters Its 2nd Decade The ABDC’s continues in a twenty year tradition. It brings together dancers, musicians, vendors, and audiences from all over the world to Austin in order to celebrate the art of Middle Eastern dance. Taking over the ABDC in 2014, co-producers Laura (Amara) Osweiler...
  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 AT 5PM apprenticeship_8.5x11_poster_no_date-page-001.jpg 2018 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF) 2018 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print) Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeship in the Folk Arts program encourages the continuation of traditional arts in Texas by providing up to $2,500 awards to...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 14, 2017
    Save the Date!2018 Big Squeeze Contest Finals & Concert will be held at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday April 21st in the Lone Star Plaza More details, contest rules and entry form coming soon! #BigSqueeze2018
  • Posted on Fri Nov 10, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: festivaloftexasfiddling@gmail.com Texas Folklife Presents The 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling December 2, 2017 Twin Sisters Dance Hall, Blanco, Texas Austin, Texas – November 1, 2017 – The 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling is a day-long event featuring showcase concerts, a symposium session, workshops, and tons of...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 6, 2017
    MAZEL TOV KOCKTAIL HOUR Releases Their Debut CD SHOYN AVEK DER NEKHTN Saturday, December 2, 7:00pm Congregation Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731 [October 13, 2017] – Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour (MTKH), an 8-year-old traditional Jewish music band in Austin, is releasing its first album, entitled Shoyn Avek Der Nekhtn, which translates as “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone.” The 10-piece ensemble...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 25, 2017
    Overview Ballet Nepantla presents its inaugural dance celebration “Sin Fronteras,” an impassioned and innovative representation of stories from Greater Mexico to be performed before audiences in Austin, San Antonio, and the Rio Grande Valley-- the birthplace of Ballet Nepantla. "Sin Fronteras" searches for the soul of the borderlands through a dynamic exploration of historical and cultural...
  • Posted on Thu Jun 8, 2017
    Texas Folklife Youth Radio Program Releases 18 Original Stories on Austin Folklore   After a year of work in five Austin schools, Texas Folklife has released a series of 18 original youth-produced radio stories. The stories come from across the entire span of the city. They cover a diverse array of issues such as Latinx heritage, pro football careers, children’s improvised roleplaying...
  • Posted on Sun Jun 4, 2017
    Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 28th annual Accordion Kings & Queens an incredible success!   Enjoy some select photos of the event courtesy of David Dodd. Didn't grab a shirt at the show?  Limited edition AKQ 2017 t-shirts are available on our Square marketplace store:      ...
  • Posted on Mon May 22, 2017
    Announcing the 4thAnnual Huapango Sin Fronteras FestivalSaturday, May 27th at the Salon Monarca Ballroom6950 US Hwy 183 Austin, TX 78719512-554-7572512-779-0475 More information coming soon!
  • Posted on Fri Apr 28, 2017
    Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling! This year's event will be held on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX. The festival day program includes a symposium, presentations and showcase concerts by master fiddlers from styles across Texas. The evening western swing dance features Texas favorites Bobby Flores and the Yellow...

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