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  • Posted on Thu May 19, 2016
    Eugenio del Bosque Gómez is a Photographer, Filmmaker and previous non-profit executive based in Austin, Texas. For the past fifteen years, Eugenio has collaborated in award winning documentary and narrative features, as well as multimedia journalism projects as a photographer, producer, editor, cultural liaison and translator. From 2006 to 2014, Eugenio served as Executive Director of the Cine...
  • Posted on Thu May 19, 2016
    Brian Griffith is a media producer and independent cultural scholar. He earned an MA in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied issues of class and modernity in Costa Rican folklore. As an ethnomusicologist, he has served as assistant editor for the Latin American Music Review and Programming Director for college radio station KVRX, where he DJ’d and hosted...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 10, 2014
    Kevin Parme joined Texas Folklife in 2014 to manage the organization’s social media outreach. Prior to this, he spent a year as a Sales and Marketing intern at Smithsonian Folkways, the non-profit record label of the national museum. As a guitarist and songwriter, he has released three limited edition, vinyl-only releases under the band name Dimples. He holds a B.A. in English...
  • Posted on Wed Nov 5, 2014
    Dr. Margolies (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is professor of History at Virginia Wesleyan College.  His research examines a wide array of interdisciplinary topics in history, ethnomusicology, and folklore, including legal and musical spatiality, migrant music and transnationalism, and the application of sustainability to Conjunto music in Texas and morin khuur in Mongolia. 
  • Posted on Wed Nov 5, 2014
    Sheree Scarborough practices the art of helping people and organizations tell their story. Whether through oral history, writing, public relations or marketing, she helps craft the word and gets the word out. Sheree has contracted with Texas Folklife since 2009 to promote the Big Squeeze Accordion Contest and the Accordion Kings & Queens Festival, and has recently expanded her work with...
  • 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 worker and arts administrator with expertise in Texas-Mexican border culture and Mexican-American music history.  She has produced many programs on 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 “...

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