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Texas Folklife

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Cristina Balli

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  • Posted on Fri Nov 21, 2014
        Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives Read Album Liner Notes Notes by Producers Dan Margolies & Charlie Lockwood Texas Folklife is proud to announce the release of Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives, available in CD format on December 5, 2014. ...
  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
    Texas Folklife, Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc., and the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center hosted a small gathering of local cultural leaders interested in developing the next generation of polka musicians and supporters.  For seven years Texas Folklife has been producing a state-wide accordion contest, the Big Squeeze, for youth in all genres of Texas traditional music, and polka...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    La Santa Muerte ˆ Mexican Folk Saint Personifying Death A relatively new and controversial folk saint has emerged in the Americas ˆ La Santa Muerte (Saint Death or Most Holy Death,) a syncretic version of the European grim reaper influenced by Meso-American views on death and folk religion. Most media accounts of Santa Muerte focus on the faith practices of traffickers and murderers, but in...

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