Posted on Tue Jun 10, 2014
Thanks to everyone that joined us at our 25th annual Accordion Kings and Queens concert. What a great night with great music and fun! Here is a photo recap by the one and only David Dodd.
Posted on Thu Dec 5, 2013
It's that time again! We are searching for the best young accordion players in Texas from the categories conjunto, zydeco and polka for our annual Big Squeeze contest. To be eligible, you must be 21 and under and enter by April 7th. Participants may be asked to perform in our finals in Austin on April 26th. You could also win a cash prize.
2014 Entry Form
2014 Contest Rules
Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
BIG SQUEEZE AFTER-PARTY!
Tickets: $35 or $60 for two, click here to purchase tickets: http://bigsqueeze2014.brownpapertickets.com/
Includes dinner, drinks and live music with a chance to meet the 2014 Big Squeeze finalists and their families.
Proceeds benefit Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze program for young accordion players
Posted on Fri Jan 17, 2014
Texas Folklife offers a range of performances, exhibitions, and workshops in the traditional arts for school and community venues. The 2014-2015 touring performances focus on the talented young winners of “The Big Squeeze” accordion contest. The touring package includes a screening of “The Big Squeeze” film and a performance program that can be scaled to your budget. Master classes and TEKS...
Posted on Fri Sep 12, 2014
A special thank you to the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center for hosting these talented musicians. You can find an article on the LoC website written by our very own Charlie Lockwood here! Additionally, you can find some footage of the festivities here.
THE QUEBE SISTERS BAND | TEXAS FIDDLING AND SWING
HOMEGROWN CONCERTSFROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CO-SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN...
Posted on Wed Sep 3, 2014
Please join us at Texas Folklife's Gallery on Friday 9/12 at 8:00pm for an intimate duo performance by Kamran Hooshmand and Javier Palacios of Ojalá, set against the backdrop of Texas Folklife's current gallery exhibit "Patterns" by Susan Morehead. This occasion will celebrate both new and old connections between Persian and Mexican music, as well as visual themes of...
Posted on Thu Aug 14, 2014
For Chitravina N. Ravikiran (Born 1967), music is not just a vocation; it is intrinsically tied to his family history. Ravikiran's father was a master musician himself, and in his son recognized remarkable musical gifts. As a two year old, he shocked the Indian music community by identifying and rendering 325 ragas (melodic scales) and...
Posted on Thu Aug 7, 2014
Leticia Rodriguez Garza EP Release Event
"Leticia Rodriguez's CD, La Americana, was one of my favorite recordings of 2012. Her vocals, the arrangements, the warmth of the recording, and the classic songs, made me imagine I was in a nightclub in Havana in the 1950s." ~ Michael Crockett, KUTX, Horizontes
Doors Open at 8 pm with Sahara's Traditional of Free Dinner Buffet. Guest...
Posted on Thu Aug 7, 2014
Our Story - In the News
While The Sahara Lounge has only been open since July 2011, the historic building at 1413 Webberville Rd. has a long tradition of housing popular Austin night clubs and restaurants. In 1962 Thomas Plummer opened "Lincoln Drive-in" in the thriving "Lincoln Gardens" neighborhood. In the late 60's it became "RC's" and in 1978 "TC Lounge".
During his 33 years of operation,...
Posted on Tue Aug 5, 2014
Vocalist Seetha Chandrashekhar is undertaking Texas Folklife's apprenticeship in the folk & traditional arts program by training with master Carnatic (South Indian) musician and composer Chitravina N. Ravikran, one of Indian music's most inspiring ambassadors. Based in Coppell, TX, Chandrashekhar has been working with Ravikiran on three important features of the Carnatic vocal...