Posted on Fri Nov 22, 2013
Photos by David Dodd: David Lee Garza with Johnny Ramirez (2008 Big Squeeze Champion) and Isaiah Tellez
Texas Folklife is proud to announce that one of its board members, Armando Sanchez, has produced a Latin Grammy Award winning CD, David Lee Garza's "Just Friends." Garza won the award last night at the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. A highly regarded and...
Posted on Tue Nov 5, 2013
3pm Genuine mariachi music Mariachi Corbetas featuring former Big Squeeze participant Anthony Ortiz Jr.
4pm Mexican Son Jarocho music with local group Son Armado
5pm West African music and dance with former Texas Folklife apprenticeship master artist Jean-Claude Lessou
Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
Please find our audio recording of the proceedings from the Polka Symposium Schulenburg, TX 2014 here.
Purchase tickets at OuthouseTickets.com HERETickets will also be available at the door at Sengelmann Hall
Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. and Texas Folklife announce their partnership to produce the Texas Polka Festival & Symposium to be held in Schulenburg on...
Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
POSTPONED - Due to inclement weather, the Elisabet Ney Museum has postponed The Polkapocalypse to a later date. The festival was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 from noon to 5 p.m.
Despite the warm hearts and bright smiles that an outdoor Polka festival would create, Saturday’s forecasted high of 45 with a 40% chance of rain simply was too daunting to overcome.
A new date will be...
Posted on Wed Aug 14, 2013
AKQ Live! CD had a great release at the historic Antone's Night Club in Austin. The evening offered live music of two bands featured on the CD - Los Texmaniacs of San Antonio fronted by Max Baca and the up and coming Morales Boyz of Dallas, fronted by Big Squeeze Champion Nachito Morales and also including 2013 reigning champion Michael Ramos.
This particular piece shows a one-of-a-...
Posted on Thu May 2, 2013
In collaboration with a team of youth reporters at Texas Folklife‘s summer radio workshop “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” KUTX produced a story chronicling some of the Garza/Torres family’s adventures and exploring the ways the conjunto tradition has been handed down from parents to children. AISD students Arlette Flores, Jennifer Gonzalez, Roberto Hernandez, and Steven Ugalde took the lead on...
Posted on Tue Dec 7, 2010
Announcing a year of celebrations, a look back at accomplishments, and launch of the next 25 years
Austin, Texas – Celebrating its 25th year presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State, Texas Folklife announces a year of outstanding programs and anniversary festivities. The non-profit organization, founded in 1984, honors the authentic...
Posted on Thu Apr 19, 2018
2018 APPRENTICESHIPS SHOWCASE AT TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL!
UTSA INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
For the 48th Annual Texas Folklife Festival, Texas Folklife has organized a showcase that both aims to highlight the diverse traditions the organization has supported this year, as well as demonstrate the continuation of these traditions through the performance of 2018...
Posted on Tue Dec 19, 2017
Saturday, April 10, 2004
Paramount Theatre, Austin
Texas Folklife Resources presented a tribute to international music legend Freddy Fender as part of the 10th season of its Folk Masters Series. Called the "Mexican Elvis" in the 1950s, Freddy Fender, born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, was one of the first crossover artists; his songs and albums have been in the top 10 on both country and pop...
Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
A celebration of all things fiddle right in the heart of Texas Folklife. We here at TXF are happy to announce 30 years of fiddle fanatacism and we're kicking it all of with a fiddle friday - and the best part? You're all invited!
30 Years of Texas Fiddle Program Review
Materials of the Texas Folklife archive on display. Presentation by Texas Folklife...