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  • Posted on Thu Oct 16, 2014
    (En español abajo) We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Los Camaroneros de Ojo de Agua”, a música de jarana album of elder musicians from Ojo de Agua, Veracruz, Mexico. These musicians have shared their music and spirit and shown tremendous dedication to maintaining the fandango tradition in their town. This jarana raffle will help us complete the album production.Through a...
  • Posted on Fri Oct 9, 2015
    Join us as we celebrate the release of Keyif, Atlas Maior's newest release, at Central Market North. Enjoy Atlas Maior's blend of world grooves, delicious food and beverages, and Central Market's family-friendly atmosphere! The group will be joined by some fabulous dancers, including the lovely Rania Kandil and representatives of Perennial Dance Company.Keyif, a Turkish concept that translates...
  • Posted on Fri Oct 9, 2015
    CENTRAL MARKET NORTH LAMARAt Central Market, we’re really into food. With hundreds of cheeses, thousands of wines, acres of produce, and aisles of experts, we make it our mission to help you experience food in a whole new way. Plus we think beyond the plate, with cooking classes, live music, and more at every location. So come fill a basket with your favorites, and fill your head with ideas.
  • Posted on Sat Jul 11, 2015
    This summer high school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators participated in Texas Folklife's 2015 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 23, 2015
    WOBEONFEST returns to Ironwood Hall in Downtown Austin this September, marking the third year of this international festival. Highlights include an expanded 3-day program featuring a brand new Jazz Fusion Festival and a World Cultures Conference, in addition to the Austin World Music Festival. Drum legend BILLY COBHAM of Mahavishnu Orchestra fame headlines the inaugural Austin...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 23, 2015
    EASTSIDE KINGS FESTIVAL REMINDS AUSTIN HOW THE MUSIC GOT STARTEDAUSTIN, TEXAS    The Eastside Kings Festival set for September 12/13, 2015 is a can't-miss Austin event.  It's about time somebody stepped up to remind the locals that the music Austin is so famous for began in Afro American clubs and juke houses that were located on the East side of town...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 3, 2015
    www.texasfolklife.org 1708 Houston St Austin, Texas 78756 T (512) 441-9255 F (844) 386-2091     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com      Texas Folklife Announces “Blues from Deep in the Heart: A Kick-off for Stories Summer Institute”Music by: Soul Man Sam, Orange Jefferson, Mac...
  • Posted on Mon Dec 29, 2014
    Season 3 of AMERICA REFRAMED with Host Natasha Del Toro continues with TRASH DANCE by Andrew Garrison   Tuesday, January 13, 2105, on WORLD at 8 p.m. http://worldchannel.org/programs/america-reframed/  www.facebook.com/AmericaReFramed Twitter: @americareframed #americareframed       An experiment in modern dance and social practice celebrates the...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 9, 2014
    On Friday October 17th, Atlas Maior will be releasing a double album titled "Palindrome" at Whip In. After months recording, an international tour, and copious amounts of editing, the band is ready to celebrate.Atlas Maior will be paying tribute to this improvised album by featuring several guest musicians during their live performance. Together they will explore composition, and improvisation...
  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
    Little Thai Food by Ann Gessler Much has changed for Little Thai Food trailer owner Aw Jenkins since she left Thailand thirty-seven years ago.  Growing up in the small village of Mahasarakham, she and her family worked in the rice paddies, raised water buffalo, and grew papayas and coconuts.  Looking back after years of working for Travis County and then in the restaurant industry,...

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