Posted on Mon May 11, 2015
Two legendary Texas fiddlers passed on this week.
The unsurpassed Johnny Gimble died at 89 years old. He was a pioneer and giant of country, swing, and other styles in Texas music as well as a hugely generous person who worked for many years very closely with Texas Folklife on concert presentations, workshops, and other events. Here is coverage of his many appearances with all manner of...
Posted on Thu May 7, 2015
TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 26th ANNUAL ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS FESTIVAL
Free Concert and Los Texmaniacs CD Release Party to be held at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, June 6
Featuring Grammy-winning Los Texmaniacs with special guests including Flaco Jiménez, Jerome Batiste and the Zydeko Players, Debra Peters and the Love Saints, and 2015 Big Squeeze Champs ...
Posted on Wed May 6, 2015
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Posted on Tue Apr 28, 2015
Congratulations to our 2015 Big Squeeze Champions!
photos by Marcy GarriottRito Pena of San Antonio, TX - Conjunto CategoryElizabeth Kelley of Port Neches, TX - Cajun/Zydeco CategoryBrandon Hodde of Holland, TX - Polka CategoryEach winner was awarded a Hohner Corona accordion and will play at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens concert June 6 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX....
Posted on Thu Apr 23, 2015
Sephardic Crossroads 2015
Here is the info:https://www.facebook.com/events/1577605105857542/
Ticket link for Agudas April 30th 7-9pm:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1555908
Ticket link for south central sanctuary at Community of Christ:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1555984
On April 30th-May 2nd, Michelle Alany & the Memoriana Collective will be presenting a 3-day...
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 Wed Apr 1, 2015
In eight cities from south, central, east and north Texas,
3,100 miles covered in about 50 hours of driving (the length of a cross-country road trip!),
eleven television and radio appearances,
presenting seventy four artists in showcases to over 1,000 traditional music fans
with twelve partnering cultural organizations or businesses,
all in the span of...
Posted on Tue Mar 31, 2015
Dance Majors in AISD's dedicated fine arts academy high school perform in their spring concert Geographies of the Body. This event will feature dancer audio profiles created by McCallum Fine Arts Academy students in Kenneth Rogers Class as a part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife and McCallum Fine Arts Academy. The collaboration between the...
Posted on Fri Mar 13, 2015
You are invited to an Atlas Maior Day House Concert: Hosted by The Prague Cello Corp on Sunday March 22nd at the home of Lyova Rosanoff. We are celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Atlas Maior Day & the 30th and final year of The Prague Cello Corp. Wine and light snacks provided. VIP tickets include reserved front row seating and CD. Please join us for what is sure to be a lovely...
Posted on Fri Mar 13, 2015
Saturday, May 30: 1:00 - 3:00 pmIntroduction to Middle Eastern Music
This workshop will serve as a brief introduction to Middle Eastern music. Topics will include instruments, rhythms, forms, maqam/makam (Arab and Turkish music theory), genres, and styles. Great for dancers wishing to learn more about music and context! Participants will receive handouts including...