Traditional Music of Texas

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Traditional Music of Texas

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020

The accordions are on fire, so you know this dance party’s lit. Today’s live stream pick come to you courtesy of the Kennedy Center’s Couch Concert series: The Traditional Music of Texas. Presented in partnership with Texas Folklife, this live stream show features accordion-fronted performances of conjunto done by Brownsville-based artist Juan Longoria, Jr.; polka by New Braunfels artist Isaak Klaus; and Zydeco with Houston artist Keyun Dickson. And just a heads-up: Each of these accordion masters happen to be former champions of Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze accordion contest, and have performed at the annual Accordion Kings & Queens Concert in Houston.

Don’t miss the live stream at 3 p.m. (Central) today, Monday June 15th, on the Kennedy Center’s Facebook page. And don’t worry if you miss the live stream this afternoon; you can see it later on the Kennedy Center Facebook page and on their YouTube channel.

-Photo of Keyun Dickson courtesy of the artist.