“Stories from Deep in the Heart” is Texas Folklife's award-winning folklife and audio storytelling training program for students, teachers, and community members. Participants create short, broadcast quality audio stories on the folklore, arts and traditions of their families and communities
Are you looking to book talent for an upcoming in-person or virtual event? Texas Folklife is part of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) Touring Roster and works with several bands formed by our former Big Squeeze youth accordion contest champions that you can book for your event.
Supporting folk and traditional artists, cultural elders, and grassroots partners within the Black and Creole communities of Texas and Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, this project will facilitate the connection between leaders who share a goal of growing youth and community participation in Creole and Zydeco music, language, dance, and related cultural practices.