Festival International de Louisiane annonce l’horaire de spectacles pour 2016

Lafayette, LA-  Festival International de Louisiane annonce l’horaire de spectacles pour 2016. Le 30e anniversaire du Festival comprendra quelques-uns des artistes les plus talentueux et influents du monde tels que Alpha Blondy & the Solar System de la Côte d’Ivoire, CharlElie Couture de France, Boogat du Québec, ainsi que le groupe féminin émergent, A-WA d’Israël.

Le 30e anniversaire du Festival présente des artistes internationaux représentant 25 pays et régions, combinant des nouveaux artistes et anciens favoris. Nouveau au Festival cette année sont Cimarrón de la Colombie, Rocky Dawuni du Ghana, Daby Touré du Mali / Mauritanie, Delgrès de France, Le Collectif Garifuna de Belize, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire du Nouveau-Brunswick avec des invités spéciaux Thomé Young, Vishtèn de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Pierre Kwenders de la République Démocratique du Congo et West Trainz du Québec. De retour cette année à la demande populaire sont les Waifs de l’Australie, Chic Gamine du Manitoba, Burundi Drummers du Burundi et Dédé Saint-Prix de la Martinique.

« Cette année, nous aurons des musiciens représentant les régions et pays francophones, y compris le Nouveau-Brunswick, la Côte-d’Ivoire, la France, la Guadeloupe, le Québec, le Mali, la Mauritanie, la Martinique, l’Haïti, la République Démocratique du Congo, l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, et le Burundi», dit le Président du Conseil et le Directeur exécutif, Scott Feehan. Des Master Drummers of Burundi et Pascal Danaé à CharlElie Couture, nous sommes fiers de la gamme et ne pouvons pas attendre pour les festivaliers d’en faire l’expérience. Bonne Fête au festival ! »

Also, Festival International is hosting a very special artists’ residency in which local and international musicians will come together and collaborate on a special performance titled, L’Union Créole. Residents include Layla McCalla, bringing a Haitian influence, Pascal Danaé bringing influences from Guadeloupe, Cedric Watson of Lafayette and Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes of New Orleans.

Aussi, le Festival International organise une résidence d’artistes très spéciale dans laquelle les musiciens locaux et internationaux vont se réunir et collaborer sur une performance spéciale intitulée, L’Union Créole. Parmi les résidents sont Layla McCalla, apportant une influence haïtienne, Pascal Danaé apportant des influences de la Guadeloupe, Cedric Watson, de Lafayette et Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, de La Nouvelle-Orléans.
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Plus d’informations sur l’emploi du temps, des expositions commémoratives et d’autres événements sera bientôt disponible. L’horaire détaillée se trouve ici: http://lineup.festivalintl.staging.wpengine.com.

Festival International de Louisiane Announces 2016 Lineup

Lafayette, LA- Festival International de Louisiane has released the 2016 performance lineup. The 30th Anniversary bill will include some of the world’s most talented and influential performers such as Alpha Blondy & the Solar System from the Ivory Coast, France’s CharlElie Couture, Latin-inspired Boogat of Québec, along with up-and-coming female front-runners, A-WA of Israel.

The 30th anniversary lineup features international performers representing 25 regions and countries, combining new artists and returning favorites. New to the Festival this year are Cimarrón of Colombia, Rocky Dawuni of Ghana, Daby Touré of Mali/Mauritania, France’s Delgrès, The Garifuna Collective from Belize, New Brunswick’s Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire with special guests Thomé Young, Vishtèn from Prince Edward Island, Pierre Kwenders of DR Congo and Québec’s West Trainz. Returning this year by popular demand are The Waifs from Australia, Chic Gamine of Manitoba, Burundi Drummers of Burundi and DéDé St. Prix of Martinique.

“This year we will have musicians representing francophone regions and countries including New Brunswick, Ivory Coast, France, Guadeloupe, Québec, Mali, Mauritania, Martinique, Haiti, DR Congo, Prince Edward Island, and Burundi,” says Board President and Interim Executive Director, Scott Feehan. “From the Master Drummers of Burundi and Pascal Danaé to CharlElie Couture, we are proud of the lineup and cannot wait for Festival fans to experience it. Bonne Fête au Festival!”

Also, Festival International is hosting a very special artists’ residency in which local and international musicians will come together and collaborate on a special performance titled, L’Union Créole. Residents include Layla McCalla, bringing a Haitian influence, Pascal Danaé bringing influences from Guadeloupe, Cedric Watson of Lafayette and Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes of New Orleans.

See the lineup preview video 

More information coming soon on the schedule, special anniversary exhibits, and events. Full lineup can be found online at http://lineup.festivalintl.staging.wpengine.com.

Festival International de Louisiane Presents Patron’s Preview Haiti: Paintings from Paradise, A Special 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Lafayette, LA – In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Festival International de Louisiane proudly presents a Patron’s Preview of Haiti: Paintings from Paradise featuring the collection of Yvonne and Glenn Stokes with additional paintings from the collections of John Allen Franciscus, Paul and Madlyn Hilliard and Sandra and Joel Wallins. The Preview will be held on Wednesday, March 9 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion Street in Lafayette.

The exhibit will feature more than 100 vibrant paintings expressing the creativity, courage, and perseverance of the people of Haiti while honoring the visual arts as a major component of Festival International de Louisiane. Attendees will view a wide variety of artistic styles reflecting African and European influences and the diverse subjects of traditional Haitian art. “Perhaps what is most striking about the painting tradition in Haiti, unrefined and sacred,” says exhibition curator and founding president of Festival International, Herman Mhire, “is its ability to rise above tragedy and evoke optimism.”

The Patron’s Preview will be a dressy casual event with cocktails, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full color exhibition catalog made possible by a grant from the Elemore Morgan, Jr. Visual Arts Endowment, a fund at the Community Foundation of Acadiana.

A reduced ticket price of $40 will be available until February 29th ($50 after March 1). To purchase tickets to the Patron’s Preview and support the visuals arts program of Festival International de Louisiane visit http://festivalintl.staging.wpengine.com/special-events/haiti-paintings-from-paradise/.

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