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  • Posted on Wed Aug 14, 2013
    Charlie Lockwood studied Ethnomusicology at Vanderbilt University, where he explored the music traditions of Ghana, Uganda and South Africa.  In 2006, Charlie conducted field research in Khayelitsha, a township of Cape Town, South Africa, working with youth theater for development activists and learning gumboot or isicathulo dance.  He earned an M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the University...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 13, 2013
    Becky Bingman coordinates Texas Folklife's Apprenticeship program and has been involved the arts and education community for 25 years. Before joining Texas Folklife, Becky worked with the Kentucky Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, where she organized artist workshops for teachers, and developed arts programming and curriculum materials for Kentucky Educational Television. She has a long-...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 13, 2013
    Cristina Ballí is a bilingual cultural manager with expertise in Texas-Mexican border culture and Mexican-American music history. She is coauthoring a book on sustainability of conjunto music, a Texas-Mexican syncretic traditional music based on accordion and bajo sexto, a 12-string Mexican guitar. She directed the NEA-funded radio projects “Stories from Deep in the Heart” and “Border Voices” as...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 13, 2013
    Sarah Rucker is an arts presenter with specialties in traditional & popular American musical genres and dance. Her expertise in Texas and American blues and rock and roll music began with her position as research & teaching assistant to Clifford Antone (founder of Antone’s Night Club, Records, and Record Shop) from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Antone lectured on these topics at the University of...

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