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  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    We will be exhibiting the work of James Fraher at the Houston 2014 FotoFest. It will be on display at the Art Department Gallery of Houston Community College Central from Feb 25th until March 30th. In a career spanning over 30 years, photographer, musician and author James Fraher has had his images published in Downbeat, Guitar Player, Irish Arts Review, Juke Blues, Soul Bag, and Texas Highways,...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 12, 2013
    Until I started interning for Texas Folklife and researching for our annual Big Squeeze accordion program, I had no idea that Texans had any legitimate claim to zydeco as their own musical and cultural tradition. And, after doing research about zydeco in Texas, I also discovered that Houston had one of the most active zydeco communities in the state. An interesting and...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 31, 2013
    Last weekend I attended the Blackpot Festival in Lafayette for the first time. Blackpot is a music and food festival celebrating the culture of Southern Louisiana's Acadiana Region. There is a wide range of musical styles and a variety of foods, each being prepared in - you guessed it: black pots. One of the things I found interesting was the similarities between this region and the Gulf Coast...
  • Posted on Thu Apr 7, 2011
    TEXAS ZYDECOPhotographs by James FraherThat portion of the I-10 interstate highway that connects the southeast Texas cities of Houston and Beaumont to the southwest Louisiana cities of Lake Charles and Lafayette might well be proclaimed the zydeco corridor of the world. Extending almost equal distances on both sides of the Sabine River, this is a heavily traveled section of road familiar to...

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