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The Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Showcase
The Big Squeeze is a statewide contest for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any genre of music: polka, zydeco, conjunto, Tejano, Cajun, and more!
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  • Posted on Mon Jan 6, 2014
    Location: Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) in Houston, Texas. Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571 Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570
  • Posted on Fri Jan 3, 2014
    Ben McDonald Public Library Sponsored by Hacienda Records & Recording Studio Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571 Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570
  • Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2013
  • Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2013
    Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571 Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570
  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    Join us as we travel across Texas to find yound accordion players for our annual Big Squeeze program. We will be holding one of our talent showcases at Los Fresnos High school with accordion instructor and past Big Squeeze champ, Juan Longoria Jr.
  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    Join us as we travel across Texas to find young accordion players for our annual Big Squeeze program. We will be holding one of our talent showcases at the Houston Creole Festival for young accordionists in Houston. Participants may be invited to perform at the Big Squeeze finals in Austin in May. Participants may be invited to perform at the finals in Austin in May. - See more at: http://www....
  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    Join us as we travel across Texas to find young accordion players for our annual Big Squeeze program. We will be holding one of our talent showcases in Dallas at the Latino Cultural Center. Featuring special performances from Grammy Award winning Michael Salgado and our reigning champ, Michael Ramos with Los Morales Boyz. Participants may be invited to perform at the finals in Austin in April....
  • Posted on Fri Nov 22, 2013
    Photos by David Dodd:  David Lee Garza with Johnny Ramirez (2008 Big Squeeze Champion) and Isaiah Tellez Texas Folklife is proud to announce that one of its board members, Armando Sanchez, has produced a Latin Grammy Award winning CD, David Lee Garza's "Just Friends."  Garza won the award last night at the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.  A highly regarded and...
  • Posted on Fri Nov 15, 2013
    The Big Squeeze is a documentary film that follows the newest generation of young accordion players as they compete for Texas Folklife’s annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest held as part of the Accordion Kings and Queens Festival in Houston, Texas. The Big Squeeze was produced and directed by Hector Galan and is a co-production of Galán Inc and Texas Folklife. It was released on DVD in...
  • 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...

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