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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


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  • Posted on Wed May 25, 2016
    Eastside Kings Foundation Fundraiser 2016 Come out and support a fantastic cause Saturday June 25, 1-11pm. ALL DAY MUSIC AND FUN! We will be holding a Fundraiser and Raffle to raise funds for the Eastside Kings Foundation. This foundation puts on a festival ones a year in September “To preserve and promote the cultural heritage of African American blues, jazz and gospel”. We will be raffling off...
  • 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 Nov 26, 2013
    Tap dance is a folk art form that drew from Irish and other percussive forms of dance but originated in the American South in the mid 19th Century. It gained wider audiences in the early 1900s in the Vaudeville and jazz scenes. Many of the members of my "folklife family" don't know this, but my first passion in life is dance. I started tap dancing when I was 3 years old and was continually...