Texas Folklife Touring Roster [1]


Texas Folklife offers a range of performances, exhibitions, and workshops in the traditional arts for school and community venues. The 2014-2015 touring performances focus on the talented young winners of “The Big Squeeze” accordion contest. The touring package includes a screening of “The Big Squeeze” film and a performance program that can be scaled to your budget. Master classes and TEKS aligned support materials are also available.  Related exhibit Accordion Kings & Queens may also be included.

BIG SQUEEZE FILM [3]
ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS EXHIBIT [4]

 

For rates and more information, please email Texas Folklife [5].

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Juan Longoria, Jr., Brownsville, TX: Juan Longoria Jr. was the inaugural winner of The Big Squeeze in 2007. Continue Reading… [6]

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Johnny Ramirez, Houston, TX: Johnny Ramirez won The Big Squeeze in 2008. Continue Reading… [7]

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Heriberto Rodriguez, Edcouch, TX: In 2009, Heribert Rodriguez was named the winner of The Big Squeeze. Continue Reading… [9]

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Keyun Dickson, Houston, TX: Keyun Dickson became the first Zydeco winner of The Big Squeeze in 2010. Continue Reading…
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Ignacio "Nachito" Morales, Dallas, TX: Ignacio Morales was The Big Squeeze champion of 2011. Continue Reading…
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Peter Anzaldua, Brownsville, TX: Peter Anzaldua won the 2012 edition of The Big Squeeze. Continue Reading… [15]

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Michael Ramos, Dallas, TX: Michael Ramos is the reigning Big Squeeze champion having won in 2013. Continue Reading…
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Ruben Paul Moreno, Houston, TX: Ruben Paul Moreno was a finalist in the 2010 edition of The Big Squeeze contest. Continue Reading… [19]

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Robert & Tina Vega, Houston, TX:  Robert Vega was a finalist in the inaugural season of The Big Squeeze in 2007 and can be seen in the 2009 documentary, The Big Squeeze. Continue Reading… [21]

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Anthony Ortiz, Jr., Austin, TX: Anthony Ortiz, Jr. was a Big Squeeze finalist in 2008 and 2009 and was also featured in the Big Squeeze film. Continue Reading… [23]


Note:
Each of these artists can be hired as a solo performer or with their band to perform at region-specific events or statewide events such as conferences and festivals.


Photo Credits:
David Dodd (Heriberto Rodriguez, Keyun Dickson, Ignacio Morales, Michael Ramos and Ruben Paul Moreno)
Sarah Rucker (Peter Anzaldua)
Michelle Mejia (Robert & Tina Vega)
Chuy Benitez (Johnny Ramirez)