Women in the Austin Music Scene

Series produced by Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife

Caption: Stories Deep in the Heart
Stories Deep in the Heart 

Texas Folklife presents these stories from our 2019 Summer Institute, a week-long audio documentary workshop in Austin, Texas. This year's documentaries feature stories about "women in the Austin music scene," including Connie Kirk, Tameca Jones, Andrea Cortez, and Kana Harris.

Texas Folklife's 2019 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute is a week-long intensive workshop in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants create a short audio documentary on themes related to folklife; this year's theme was "Women in the Austin Music Scene." The “Stories from Deep in the Heart” summer institute is part of an on-going series of workshops for teachers, nonprofit professionals, and community members in the Austin area and Central Texas schools.

Folklorist Dr. Rachel González-Martin joined the Institute for the first time this year. Rachel is a Folklorist and an Assistant Professor of Latino Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a PhD in Folklore & Ethnomusicology from Indiana University. She is interested in the politics of storytelling from the vantage point of race, class, and gender identification—focusing primarily on women of color feminisms and youth culture. She is interested in how women and femme communities narrate personal experiences through the body, and through body modifications. She has recently completed her book, Quinceañera Style: Social Belonging and Latinx Consumer Identities due out in the fall of 2019 with UT press. She also co-edited the book Race and Cultural Practice in Popular Culture (Rutgers UP) with fellow folklorist, Domino R. Perez.

More information about the Stories Summer Institute:
texasfolklife.org/ssi2019

“Stories from Deep in the Heart” is supported in part through grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and Department of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Grant for Technology Opportunities (GTOPS); and generous support from the Austin Independent School District, KUT News 90.5, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin. Hide full description

Texas Folklife's 2019 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute is a week-long intensive workshop in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants create a short audio documentary on themes related to folklife; this year's theme was "Women in the Austin Music Scene." The “Stories from Deep in the Heart” summer institute is part of an on-going series of workshops for teachers, nonprofit professionals, and community members in the Austin area and Central Texas schools. Folklorist Dr. Rachel González-Martin joined the Institute for the first time this year. Rachel is a Folklorist and an Assistant Professor of Latino Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a PhD in Folklore & Ethnomusicology from Indiana... Show full description


4 Pieces

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Caption: Stories Deep in the Heart
A snapshot into the struggles and triumphs of Austin's hidden gem, Tameca Jones. This story was produced by Tina Steiner, Jay Bhattacharyya, and Ma...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:41
Caption: Kana Harris (right) interviewed in the Texas Folklife archive room
Punk Musician & Creator of Community Record Store, Kana Harris merges all. This story was produced by Mary Hollyman, Tony Plata, and Cynthia Luna w...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:51
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Caption: Participants Elizabeth Maldonado and Ezra McPherson in Connie's Kitchen, Credit: Danea Johnson, Texas Folklife
Musician Connie Jo Kirk uses food to share her legacy and love. This story was produced by Elizabeth Maldonado, Taylor Prewitt, and Ezra McPherson,...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:49
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Caption: Andrea Cortez plays the harp while Alam records
Andrea Cortez strikes a balance between music therapeutic practices and eastern spirituality.

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 05:11
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