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 ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS EXHIBIT 
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Juan Longoria, Jr., Brownsville, TX: Juan Longoria Jr. was the inaugural winner of The Big Squeeze in 2007. Continue Reading… 
Johnny Ramirez, Houston, TX: Johnny Ramirez won The Big Squeeze in 2008. Continue Reading… 
Heriberto Rodriguez, Edcouch, TX: In 2009, Heribert Rodriguez was named the winner of The Big Squeeze. Continue Reading… 
Keyun Dickson, Houston, TX: Keyun Dickson became the first Zydeco winner of The Big Squeeze in 2010. Continue Reading…
Ignacio "Nachito" Morales, Dallas, TX: Ignacio Morales was The Big Squeeze champion of 2011. Continue Reading…
Peter Anzaldua, Brownsville, TX: Peter Anzaldua won the 2012 edition of The Big Squeeze. Continue Reading… 
Michael Ramos, Dallas, TX: Michael Ramos is the reigning Big Squeeze champion having won in 2013. Continue Reading…
Ruben Paul Moreno, Houston, TX: Ruben Paul Moreno was a finalist in the 2010 edition of The Big Squeeze contest. Continue Reading… 
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… 
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… 
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.
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)