Houston Arts Alliance

Local Roots, Global Culture

Houston Arts Alliance Local Roots, Global Culture Performance Stage by HAA's Folklife & Traditional Arts Program at Bayou City Art Festival

Located in Memorial Park
Saturday March 23 & Sunday March 24, 2013

HAA’s Folklife + Traditional Arts Program, in collaboration with BCAF, present Local Roots, Global Culture at the Houston Arts Alliance Performance Stage. Focusing on the diverse musical traditions that find a home in Houston, performances will feature styles ranging from straight-ahead Texas honky tonk and buoyant zydeco to Nigerian highlife and Huastecan music from Central Mexico. All performers are Houston-based and celebrate the music of their cultural community.

Genres and performers (in order of appearance) include:

Saturday - March 23, 2013
Mark Halata & Texavia, Czech Polka
1 pm   
Lady Beatrice Ward, Gospel
2 pm  
Trio Control, Son Huasteco
3 pm  
Texas Johnny Brown, Houston Blues
4 pm  
Conjunto X, Tejano-Conjunto
5 pm  
Melloh & the King’s Rhythm’s,
Nigerian Highlife

Sunday - March 24, 2013
12 pm
Rajarajeshwary Bhat, Indian Carnatic Music
1 pm  
Disciples of Christ, Gospel 
2 pm  
Mariachi Imperial, Mariachi
3 pm  
Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers,
Texas Honky Tonk
4 pm  
Nick Gaitan & Umbrella Man,
Gulf Coast Mashup
5 pm  
Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws,