Posted on Tue May 16, 2017
As children, Robbie and Charlie Bubenik never went longer than a month without a polka show. Whether with their father, Bob Suttie’s group, Texas Legacy Czech Band, or another polka band, the exposure to this music at an early age curated a deep knowledge of the songs and melodies that typify Texas Czech Polka music. It wouldn’t be long before listening...
Posted on Thu Apr 6, 2017
TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2017 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALISTS
Contest Finals and Concert to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 22 (1pm-5pm)
The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. Finalists will compete on Saturday April 22nd at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum...
Posted on Thu Mar 30, 2017
2017 APPRENTICESHIPS SHOWCASE AT TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL!
JUNE 10TH (4:30-6:30PM) STAGE 1: H-E-B
UTSA INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Artists from the Apprenticeship Program will perform this year at the 2017 Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas! The showcase will consist of several...
Posted on Tue Oct 25, 2016
TEXAS FOLKLIFE FALL 2016 HOUSE CONCERT SERIES
Arazeel: Arab and Brazilian Music Fusion
WHEN: Wednesday October 26th, 2016 (7pm-9pm)WHERE: Texas Folklife House1708 Houston St.Austin, TX 78756
Austin’s Arab-Brazilian fusion group Arazeel will perform and discuss the folk roots of their music,...
Posted on Tue Aug 23, 2016
Emigrating from the region of Lusatia in what is now Northeast Germany, the Wendish people first arrived to Texas by way of Galveston in the middle of the 19th century. The Texas Wendish people still maintain a constant presence in Giddings, through Texas Wendish Heritage. Established in 1972, the mission of the society is "to preserve and tell the story of the Wends who came to Texas." Part of...
Posted on Fri Jul 8, 2016
The accordion may be referred to as the symbolic instrument of the polka. Particularly in Texas – where the Czech style of polka refers to the massive immigration from the area now known as Czechia (formerly the Czech Republic; formerly Czechoslovakia; formerly Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia) – the music can be heard far and wide at the various church picnics, weddings, and social...
Posted on Tue May 31, 2016
This July Folklife Córdoba will hold the first appalachian-style square dance ever in the Argentine interior.
Thanks to a $50,000-peso ($3,000 USD) grant from the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, the Folklife Festival: La Fiesta Celebración de Independencias will be held at 8 p.m. July 8, 2016 in downtown Córdoba, Argentina. The event will celebrate both Argentine Independence Day, July 9...
Posted on Tue Mar 8, 2016
TEXAS FOLKLIFE Presents THE BIG SQUEEZE TENTH ANIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA CONCERT Saturday May 7, 2016, 1pm-5pm at Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 N. Congress Ave - Austin, TX
Show will Celebrate theTenth Anniversary of Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Program and Showcase past winners of the Statewide Accordion Contest
Line-Up:Los Morales Boyz (Conjunto) ...
Posted on Mon Jan 12, 2015
TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES 2015 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION THROWDOWN
Our ninth annual competition invites young Texas players to showcase their talent and compete for one of three Big Squeeze Grand Prize Winners.
One Grand Prize Winner will be selected in each category: Czech/German/PolishPolka; Cajun/Creole/Zydeco; Conjunto/Tejano/Norteño
Austin, Texas – January 12, 2015 – Texas...
Posted on Thu Oct 16, 2014
We want to thank everyone that made it out to our 30th Anniversary Launch Party! We appreciate your support!