Posted on Wed Nov 12, 2014
The Festival of Texas Fiddling is coming up in only one month, December 6 at the Twin Sisters dance hall in Blanco.
More information on the Festival and ticket info can be found at the Festival homepage.
This is the first festival to present the diverse array of the powerful fiddle traditions from across the state. It is right in line with Texas Folklife’s longstanding involvement with...
Posted on Wed Oct 15, 2014
The Elisabet Ney Museum, Texas Folklife, and Polkaworks present the return of
Sunday October 26 2014, from noon to 5PM
At the Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th Street, 78751
Featuring live music from Dallas’ Los Morales Boyz; The Fabulous Polkasonics and Conjunto Los Pinkys, both from Austin; and, the pride of Denton Texas, Grammy Award...
Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
The FY 2015 grants from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Divison have rolled in and it's finally time to reveal the projects sponsored by their grants. Texas Folklife is dedicated to music, education, and traditional culture all around Texas and here are a few of the programs we'll be bringing you in the coming year.
First, there's Michelle Alany and her one-day Sephardic, Eastern European, and...
Posted on Thu Oct 9, 2014
On Friday October 17th, Atlas Maior will be releasing a double album titled "Palindrome" at Whip In. After months recording, an international tour, and copious amounts of editing, the band is ready to celebrate.Atlas Maior will be paying tribute to this improvised album by featuring several guest musicians during their live performance. Together they will explore composition, and improvisation...
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...