Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2013
At Momma's at Sengelmann's Restaurant, Garrett Pettit and his team take pride in offering handmade pizza, inspired by his Momma's recipes, Angus beef burgers, Czech and Texas cuisine, amazing atmosphere, culture and music. We combine down-home goodness with innovative flavors and an unmistakable Texas taste.
Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
Tap dance is a folk art form that drew from Irish and other percussive forms of dance but originated in the American South in the mid 19th Century. It gained wider audiences in the early 1900s in the Vaudeville and jazz scenes. Many of the members of my "folklife family" don't know this, but my first passion in life is dance. I started tap dancing when I was 3 years old and was continually...
Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
Each year, Sembrando Herencia combines live music, dance, and theater to raise awareness of often-forgotten elements from Puerto Rico's rich heritage. Our original plays bring history to life for the audience, actors, dancers, musicians, and performing arts students who share in the experience.Join them on December 8th for the debut of Sembrando Herencia 2013 - Boricua Spirit. Tekina-eiru'...
Posted on Tue Nov 5, 2013
3pm Genuine mariachi music Mariachi Corbetas featuring former Big Squeeze participant Anthony Ortiz Jr.
4pm Mexican Son Jarocho music with local group Son Armado
5pm West African music and dance with former Texas Folklife apprenticeship master artist Jean-Claude Lessou
Posted on Thu Oct 31, 2013
Last weekend I attended the Blackpot Festival in Lafayette for the first time. Blackpot is a music and food festival celebrating the culture of Southern Louisiana's Acadiana Region. There is a wide range of musical styles and a variety of foods, each being prepared in - you guessed it: black pots. One of the things I found interesting was the similarities between this region and the Gulf Coast...
Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
Please find our audio recording of the proceedings from the Polka Symposium Schulenburg, TX 2014 here.
Purchase tickets at OuthouseTickets.com HERETickets will also be available at the door at Sengelmann Hall
Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. and Texas Folklife announce their partnership to produce the Texas Polka Festival & Symposium to be held in Schulenburg on...
Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
POSTPONED - Due to inclement weather, the Elisabet Ney Museum has postponed The Polkapocalypse to a later date. The festival was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 from noon to 5 p.m.
Despite the warm hearts and bright smiles that an outdoor Polka festival would create, Saturday’s forecasted high of 45 with a 40% chance of rain simply was too daunting to overcome.
A new date will be...
Posted on Mon Nov 7, 2011
Texas Folklife presents its newest apprenticeship project in West African dance at Houston Community College’s"Movement Evolution: New Traditions in World Dance"Texas Folklife and the World Dance Program at Houston Community College (HCC) announce a not-to-be-missed night of authentic, regional dance performance from Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa featuring three artists taking part in its...
Posted on Thu Oct 7, 2010
For a greater understanding about how the Bharata Natyam dance ties into ancient South Indian temple traditions, Join us on December 4th and 5th at Helm Fine Arts Center (6500 St. Stephen’s Dr, Austin, TX) for a 4pm performance along with a short documentary screening of A Day in the Life of the Chennakeshava Temple, directed by Anuradha Naimpally. Tickets: $10 general admission and $8...
Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
The Central Accordion Association and the Elgin SPJST present "The Accordion Jamboree" on Sunday, Oct 26th at 3:00 pm. The Jamboree will shocase accordion music of many different styles and genres. There will be five groups of musicians ranging from solo artists to full bands of seven or eight. Each set will be thirty five minutes. The genres range from Czech music to Chicago style dance...