Posted on Thu Aug 7, 2014
Leticia Rodriguez Garza EP Release Event
"Leticia Rodriguez's CD, La Americana, was one of my favorite recordings of 2012. Her vocals, the arrangements, the warmth of the recording, and the classic songs, made me imagine I was in a nightclub in Havana in the 1950s." ~ Michael Crockett, KUTX, Horizontes
Doors Open at 8 pm with Sahara's Traditional of Free Dinner Buffet. Guest...
Posted on Wed Jul 30, 2014
The St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church will be organizing the 19th annual ArmeniaFest this year on the weekend of October 10-12 on the church grounds at 1805 Random Road, Carrollton. This is a cultural and food festival with an entertaining program of folk dances and songs, circle dance instruction, children’s games, art exhibits, delicious offerings of food, raffle, silent...
Posted on Wed Jul 30, 2014
It is hard to believe that less than 20 years ago this community had no church and no place that they could call home. In the early eighties the community was focused around the weekly Armenian school and the occasional mission visits of Fr. N. Jebejian to perform Divine Liturgy. Those visits became the seeds to help grow a church-based community.
A wave of immigrant families from the...
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014
On October 2, 2010, Texas Folklifeand the Border Studies Club of South Texas College, Mid-Valley Campus, hosted a bi-national convening to examine the history and current state of Tejano Conjunto and Norteño music with an engaged group of musicians, scholars, cultural workers, media professionals and the public from both sides of the border. The convening which was free and open to the...
Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014
The Star of Texas Folklife is an award, first given at our 25th Anniversary Gala, that acknowledges artists and ambassadors to the arts who have shown exemplary efforts toward the preservation of the folk arts of Texas.
Three award were given to Johnny Gimble, Santiago Jimenez, and Barbara Lynn in 2010. In 2014, at the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens, Mary Thomas became the...
Posted on Tue May 20, 2014
Annelize Machado & Maraa Dance Theatre present:Kavi, a performance featuring Contemporary dance & Hindustani Vocals
3307 Hancock Drive
Austin TX, 78731
Machado's choreography is driven by her desire to express bhakti (devotion) in its simplest form, action. The work is inspired by the writings of Purandaradasa, Andal, and Muktabai. These devotional...
Posted on Tue May 6, 2014
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity...
Posted on Thu Apr 24, 2014
WHO: Eduardo Vera Luna and Raul Orduña
WHAT: Guest presentation regarding huapango folk music and the “Huapango Sin Fronteras” festival in Austin, Texas / Music performance by Los Trovadores
Posted on Thu Apr 17, 2014
Posted on Wed Feb 5, 2014
If it is February, it means it is time for another fun-packed weekend of puro conjunto at the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival held at the Austin Moose Lodge. Bring the family! You can find more information on admission (daily tickets or weekend passes), lodging options and other frequently asked questions over at Rancho Alegre. Texas Folklife is proud to serve as a sponsor of the Rancho Alegre...