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  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    After a week of hard work, the 2018 Summer Institute concluded with a listening party on June 28th at the Worker's Defense Project. The venue was packed with people coming to hear our participants' podcasts chronicling stories and folklore related to this year's theme of Immigration and Labor. Over the course of a week, the participants worked with our Stories From Deep in the Heart Program...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Photo Credit: Marcy Garriott and David Dodd Elizabeth KellyPort Neches, TexasElizabeth Kelly was the Cajun/Zydeco Grand Prize WInner in the 2015 edition of the Big Squeeze. Her step-dad brought home a Hohner accordion when she was seven years old and she fell in love with the sound and soon starte learning how to play it. She credits him for encouraging her to carry on the their Cajun...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Melenie Lissete GonzalezRio Grande City, Texas Melenie Lissete Gonzalez was one of the Conjunto Grand Prize Winners in our 2018 edition of the Big Squeeze. Melenie was raised listening to conjunto music and was inspired to start playing accordion at the age of 14. Her biggest influences are Paulino Bernal , Jaime y los Chamacos, and Ramon Ayala.      Most Notable Performances...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    2007------- Juan Longoria Jr                 2008------- John Ramirez                     2009------- Heriberto Rodriguez          2010------- Keyun Dickson                   2011------- Ignacio Morales   ...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2018
    Texas Folklife would like to congratulate one of our long-time collaborators, “The Empress of Gulf Coast Soul,” Barbara Lynn, on receiving a 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship.  Lynn is one of ten artists to receive this distinction in the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship class. You can read more about the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in the Press Release below.In 2009...
  • Posted on Tue May 15, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 29TH ANNUAL ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS CONCERTFree Concert Featuring 2017 NEA Heritage Fellow Eva Ybarra, Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew, Czech & Then Some, and the Big Squeeze 2018 Grand Prize...
  • Posted on Wed May 9, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2018 Texas Folklife presents 2018 “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival Informational Session   Featuring Live Music by all-female son huasteco group Las Palomitas Serranas  Presentation by Musician and Teacher Nesta Velazquez and Festival Information from Festival Founder and Organizer Raul Orduña    WHO:   ...
  • Posted on Tue May 8, 2018
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com       TEXAS FOLKLIFE TO RECEIVE $65,000 FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS   Funding will Support “Stories from Deep in the Heart” and the Apprenticeship Program   More than $80 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide       Austin, Texas...
  • Posted on Tue May 1, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                 ...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photo Below and More Photos Available) MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNERS Free Concert and Contest Finals Held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  Grand Prize Winners selected in each category: Polka, Cajun & Zydeco,...

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