Posted on Sat Jul 11, 2015
This summer high school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators participated in Texas Folklife's 2015 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related...
Posted on Tue May 19, 2015
Texas Folklife presents “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival
Informational Session by Alex E. Chávez and Organizer Raul Orduña
Music by Huapango Arribeño and Huapango Huasteco Musicians
WHO: Alex E. Chávez, PhD and Raul Orduña
WHAT: Guest presentation regarding huapango music and the “Huapango Sin
Fronteras” Festival in Austin, Texas / Performances by trovadores...
Posted on Mon May 11, 2015
Profiles of dance majors for their spring 2015 concert, Geographies of the Body. These profiles were created by students in Kenneth Rogers' class as part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife and McCallum Fine Arts Academy.
On April 10, 2015, dance majors in AISD's dedicated fine arts academy high school performed in their spring concert, Geographies of the Body. This...
Posted on Wed May 6, 2015
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Posted on Wed Apr 15, 2015
On Tuesday May 12th 1:00pm-2:30pm, high school students from Kenneth Rogers' Radio Broadcast class will hold a Listening Party to present audio documentaries created in partnership with Stories from Deep in the Heart, a Project of Texas Folklife.
The students were offered the opportunity to work with Project Director Marcelo Teson, producers Carlos Salizar and Brian Griffith, and...
Posted on Fri Apr 3, 2015
TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2015 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALISTS
Free Concert and Playoffs to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 25
Three Grand Prize Winners will be selected in each category: Polka, Cajun Zydeco, and Conjunto
The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for this year’s Big Squeeze...
Posted on Mon Mar 2, 2015
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.
On Thursday, February...
Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
I am proud to announce that I have been selected as a recipient for a 2015 Community Research Grant from The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. This fall I will work with a UT humanities faculty member and access the University's archival and library holdings to do research related to Texas music recordings. This project will help advance Texas Folklife's...
Posted on Tue Feb 24, 2015
Check out select pieces from our youth producers at Kealing Middle School Fall 2014 semester. Texas Folklife partnered with Austin's African American Heritage District Project to help document the history and living culture of this important area. Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District comprises approximately six square miles of central east Austin. The district is home...
Posted on Mon Feb 2, 2015
On Thursday, February 26th, seventh grade students from Jennie Tidwell’s English Language Arts class at Grisham Middle School will hold a Listening Party to present audio documentaries created in partnership with Marcelo Teson, a lead instructor for Stories from Deep in the Heart, a Project of Texas Folklife. Texas Folklife is a non-profit organization “dedicated to preserving and presenting the...