2019 Official Lineup!

Tribu Baharú
Homebase:Colombia

Genre:Afro-Champeta
TRIBU BAHARÚ is an afro-champeta music crew from the Colombian caribbean coast, that is influenced by the "Picó" (Pick Up or sound system) culture. A Local Culture present in most Caribbean countries, with a history of more than 6 decades, especially in Cartagena and Barranquilla. They play "live" without loosing the particular performance and sound of the "sound system" as lived in the "Verbena" dances (dance parties set up in the neighborhoods during bank holidays). Those parties generate an emotional sensation in the dancers that is called "Goce Champetúo" with the music that was brought by the Afrikan communities to America. TRIBU BAHARÚ was founded in 2009, when a group of friends with Afro-Caribbean affinity start to meet in Bogota. Out of these meetings was born Tribu Baharu. Now Tribu Baharú has become one of the main exponents of Champeta music in the Colombian Capital and is ready to take the crazy Champeta abroad.

It's been denigrated and damned, boycotted and banned, but it can never be stopped: champeta, the ever evolving, high-energy hybrid of Colombian, African and Afro-Caribbean styles just keeps on coming. And leading a new charge are Tribu Baharú, barrelling out of Bogotá, championing their version of champeta, inspired by the legendary, street-shaking Picó sound-systems of Colombia's Caribbean coast, but here played all-live-onstage with sparkling Congolese guitar driven by high-speed bass and drums and the all-animating upfront singers. Tribu Baharú is part of a wave of Nuevas Músicas Colombianas based in the capital city that are reestablishing it as a prime force and adding more ingredients to the recipe.

TRIBU BAHARÚ's main objective is to convey the joy of being Afro-Colombian and Caribbean through exuberant dance using music as a vehicle. Tribu Baharú contributes to change the negative colective imagery of the Champeta Culture by transmitting positive messages through their music thanks to their philosophy of life “ La Bacaneria” (good vibes). They are embassadors of the good will around this popular culture that comes from the marginal neighbohoods of the caribbean coast.

Some of the most remarkable goals achieved by Tribu have been the official selection by Womex 2014 for Showcase, Artist of The year 2014 by our National Radio Station Señal Radio Colombia, Selected Artist “My Music” by the Shock Music Awards, Top #1 for three weeks on the radio station VIVA Colombia based in London and Spain, Ambassadors of the Cultural campaign “ Ser Champetuo es Bacano” and going on tour with Diblo Dibala on its Colombian Tour, amongst others.

Originaire de Bogotá, Colombie, Tribu Baharú est un groupe de musique afro-champeta dont le son a évolué depuis les Caraïbes colombiennes et est influencé par la culture "Pico" (sound system) de Barranquilla et Cartagena.

Champeta désigne un couteau utilisé par les pêcheurs pour enlever les écailles de poisson, mais le terme décrit également la musique de la côte atlantique de la Colombie, influencée par la musique populaire colombienne, Soukous-Rhumba (congo), Soweto Township-Jive, et autres musiques des Caraïbes comme le zouk, calipso, soca, compa et reggae.

Fondé en 2009, Tribu Baharú s’est développé pour devenir l'ensemble Afro-Champeta le plus important sur la scène internationale actuelle.

Le groupe s'est produit dans de nombreux festivals et salles de concert de renommée mondiale et a collaboré avec des artistes reconnus et divers tels que Diblo Dibala du Congo, Alfredo de la Fe (Cuba/États-Unis/Colombie) et récemment avec le célèbre Preservation Hall Jazz Band de la Nouvelle Orléans.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 4:15 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Robert Randolph and The Family Band
Homebase:U.S.

Genre:Funk/Rock/Soul/Jazz

Many musicians claim that they “grew up in the church,” but for Robert Randolph that is literally the case. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. If it wasn’t being played inside of the House of God Church in Orange, New Jersey—quite often by Robert and members of his own family, who upheld a long but little known gospel music tradition called sacred steel—Randolph simply didn’t know it existed.Which makes it all the more remarkable that the leader of Robert Randolph and the Family Band—whose label debut for Sony Masterworks, Got Soul, was released on Feb. 17, 2017—is today an inspiration to the likes of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Derek Trucks, all of whom have played with him and studied his technique. It wasn’t until he was out of his teens that Randolph broke away from the confines of his social and musical conditioning and discovered rock, funk,soul, jazz and the jam band scene, soon forging his own sound by fusing elements of those genres.“It was all church music. It was a movement within our church and that’s all we used to do,” says Randolph of the sacred steel music he played at the time, music whose association with his church stretches back to the 1920s. Once Randolph began to discover other forms of music, he saw how they were all connected, and was eager to find his own place. “All music is related. Gospel is the same as blues,” he says. “The onlything that changes is in hardcore gospel people are singing about God and Jesus and in the blues people are singing about ‘my baby left me’and whiskey. When we first started out, guys really weren’t allowed to leave the church. I was the one that stepped out and started this thing. My dad would say, ‘Why do you come home smelling like beer and cigarettes?’‘Well, we just got done playing some smoky club till 2 a.m.!’It was all foreign and different.”By the early 2000's, Randolph had begun applying his dazzling steel guitar technique to secular music, and from that grew the Family Band. The group’s sound was so different than anything else around that they were soon packing New York City clubs. Their first album, 2002’s Live at the Wetlands, was recorded at the now defunct jam band haven, and was followed by four studio albums and another live set, each widening the band’s audience—they’ve long been regulars on the festival circuit—and broadening their stylistic range as well.“Things happened really fast,” Randolph—named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone—says now. “When I look back on that time, to be honest,I had no idea what the hell we were doing. We’d get told, ‘You guys are going on tour with Eric Clapton.’ ‘Oh, OK.’ I thought, this guy must not have a clue who I am but the first time I met him we talked for about an hour and played music backstage.”The Family Band’s improvisational skills quickly made them mega-popular among the jam-band crowd, but for Randolph and his band mates, what they were doing was just an extension of what they’d always done. “The jam band scene has that name but it’s really
a true music art form scene where you can just be who you are,” Randolph says. “We fit in that category in some sense but the jam band scene itself has changed a lot since that time. I’ve grown to like songs and I like to jam within the song.”On Got Soul—which features guest artists Anthony Hamilton, Darius Rucker, Cory Henry—Robert Randolph and the Family Band walk that line deftly, displaying their virtuosity within the context of a dozen smartly crafted tunes. “I like both playing live and recording,” says Randolph. “The thing about a record is you get a chance to rehearse parts and fine-tune things. But if you look at most great music artists—people like Stevie Wonder—the song is totally different from the show. When you’re in the studio, it’s hard to improvise without an audience. But for us, well,we’ve been playing in front of audiences our whole lives.”
Beaucoup de musiciens prétendent avoir "grandi à l'église", mais pour Robert Randolph, c'est littéralement le cas. Le célèbre joueur de pedal steel guitar, chanteur et auteur-compositeur-interprète a vécu une enfance et une adolescence tellement cloîtrées qu'il n'a pas entendu de musique profane pendant son enfance.
Si le pedal steel guitar n'avait pas été joué à l'église House of God d’Orange, dans le New Jersey - assez souvent par Robert et des membres de sa famille, qui ont maintenu une longue, mais peu connue, tradition de musique gospel appelée Sacred Steel - Randolph n’en aurait simplement jamais connu l’existence. Ce qui est d'autant plus remarquable puisque le leader de Robert Randolph and the Family Band – qui, avec Got Soul, sorti le 17 février 2017, fait ses débuts sous le label Sony Masterworks - est aujourd'hui une source d'inspiration pour Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana et Derek Trucks, qui ont tous joué avec lui et étudié sa technique.
Ce n'est qu'à l'adolescence que Randolph, nommé l'un des 100 plus grands guitaristes de tous les temps par Rolling Stone, sort de son conditionnement social et musical et découvre le rock, le funk, la soul, le jazz et la scène jam band, forgeant ainsi son propre son en fusionnant des éléments de ces genres.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 6:15 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Dobet Gnahoré
Homebase:Ivory Coast

Genre:Afro-Pop

Africa has its internationally acclaimed female voices and the voice of Dobet Gnahoré has made its mark there. With “MIZIKI”, the voice of the multi-talented Ivorian singer resonates African sounds mixed with samples of electronic music, a subtle blend revealing a musical style which echoes her own character – freedom. The freedom to make a fifth album in which modernity feeds on tradition and heritage. Inspired by her travels all around the world (more than 800 concerts since 2004), Dobet shares a new and hitherto unsuspected side of her personality. It took four years to compose “MIZIKI”, probably her boldest, most personal album and one which pays homage to the two principal causes she supports: a rich, generous and unified Africa and the strength of African women. In her words and on stage, Dobet, the standard-bearer of a new generation of daring and determined Africans, celebrates the valiant and kind woman.

Songwriter, composer and performer, Dobet entrusted the production of “MIZIKI” to Nicolas Repac (Arthur H, Mamani Keita, Republica Ideal de Acapulco). This album is the result of the fusion of their two identities: Dobet loves the music of Africa (Yemi Alade, Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie) but is equally enthusiastic about Björk or Christine and the Queens… a fact which Nicolas Repac clearly took on board. Faithful to the languages of Africa – Côte d’Ivoire has 72 dialects – for this album – possibly her best yet - she concentrates on Bété, her mother tongue. Dobet Gnahoré has definitely reached a turning point and has left labels behind to express her frankest and most sincere emotion more precisely. “I want to make people dream while remaining a free artist”. Mission accomplished, enchantment and melody in the lead. She was born far from the city and at the age of six in Abidjan she once again met her father, a recognised master percussionist who had helped set up the village of Ki Yi M’bock where he then lived. Place of a Utopian experiment, we work from five in the morning, studying music, dance and theatre, everything needed to become a complete artist. People of all nationalities meet there and African stars come to breathe and emulate its atmosphere: Ray Lema, Youssou N’Dour, and Lokua Kanza are frequent visitors. Dobet soon realised that here was where she would learn about life. She attended school in that unique place and learned through working and watching. Her meeting with the guitarist Colin Laroche de Féline did the rest, leading her to singing and taking her to France in 1999.

Inspired by exceptional encounters such as Angélique Kidjo and Lokua Kanza, Dobet started modelling and fashioning her voice, described as “rather special, very strong, capable of expressing the highs and lows ...” and came to the attention of the Belgian label Contre-Jour for which she made four albums. After several tours in the United States (where she performed at Old Town School of Folk Music and University of Washington) and performing all over the world, she confesses “When I’m not travelling, I get depressed”. In 2010, through the voice of India Arie who changed her song “Palea” to “Pearls”, she won a Grammy Award. In the same year, the Guardian newspaper described her performance as “the WOMAD festival’s best act”. The girl from Ki Yi M’bock continued her ascent with “MIZIKI”, for the first time affirming her role as a composer. Starting with the melody, she delivered little musical phrases which went straight to the heart. “I compose alone because I want to marry my creation so as to give it to the public”. Not descending into dance music and not forgetting tradition, but with Nicolas Repac’s support, she issued an album which is more electronic with its samples and sonorities. The roots of “MIZIKI” lie in the “ball of fire” which burns within her. Her words are simple, direct and therefore universal. “Akissi“ speaks of the rebel she will always be, “Miziki“ of her love for music, “La clé“ [“The key”] of a lost love (and a new one found), while “Education” is essential for emancipation.

L’Afrique a ses voix féminines internationalement reconnues, et celle de Dobet Gnahoré l’a marquée de son empreinte. Avec « MIZIKI », l’Ivoirienne aux multiples talents fait résonner des sonorités africaines mêlées de samples électroniques, un subtil mélange qui dévoile une musique à son image, libre. Libre de faire un cinquième album où la modernité se nourrit, s’embellit, se dynamise de tradition et d’héritage. Inspirée par ses voyages au quatre coins du monde (plus de 800 concerts depuis 2004), Dobet partage sur cet album un nouveau pan inédit de sa personnalité. Quatre années auront été nécessaires à la composition de « MIZIKI », sans doute son album le plus audacieux, personnel et abouti. Un album rendant hommage aux deux principales causes qu’elle porte : l’Afrique riche, généreuse et unifiée et la force des femmes africaines. Porte-étendard d’une nouvelle génération africaine audacieuse et déterminée, Dobet célèbre dans ses paroles et sur scène la femme vaillante, bienveillante et altruiste.

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 10:30 pm LUS Scène Internationale
04/26/2019 8:30 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
Tank and the Bangas
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:R&B

Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.
“It’s music that can’t really be put in a box,” says singer and poet Tarriona “Tank” Ball. She fronts the band with vivid charisma that helped Tank and the Bangas win NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest by unanimous acclaim, standing out among 6,000 entrants because of what Bob Boilen called “the depth of their lyricism and the versatility of their players.” Those same qualities also attracted the attention of Verve Records, which has signed the band.
Ball’s lyrical depth has been years in the making. She came up in the strong local slam poetry scene before meeting her bandmates: Merell Burkett on keyboards, Joshua Johnson on drums, Norman Spence on bass and synth keys and, eventually, Albert Allenback on alto sax and flute. “Growing up, I always could sing, but I wrote better than I sang, so I focused on writing,” she says. After her team won the National Poetry Slam Championship two years in a row, Ball turned her full attention to Tank and the Bangas.
What started as a loose collaboration at an open-mic night in 2011 has grown into a mesmerizing musical force that’s only picking up speed. After a featured set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival early in the band’s career, the musicians built a reputation outside their hometown by grinding it out on the road, honing their live show and releasing the 2013 album Think Tank, all the while converting audiences into passionate fans and garnering critical acclaim, from the New Orleans Advocate to The New York Times. “It made us work hard,” Ball says of playing Jazz Fest. “It made us want to feel deserving of it.”
Their hard work is paying off: The Huffington Post says Tank and the Bangas defy description onstage, adding, “It’s music that you have to experience.” The experience is subject to change from one night to the next.
“One show will feel very electronic, or hip-hop, and another show will feel slow and vibe-y and jazzy, and then another show will just be poetry and off-the-cuff riffs,” says Johnson. “As a band, we don’t like to hear ourselves do the same thing for too long, so we might change a small thing here or there, and if we change enough small things, it seems like a big change.”
Tank and the Bangas won the Tiny Desk contest with “Quick,” a riotous single they released in 2017 (and soon accompanied with a cheeky, not entirely safe-for-work video). There’s more new music where that came from as the group works on the follow-up to Think Tank. “It’s going to be awesome,” Ball says. “It’s going to be fun, and a little vulnerable at the same time.”
The band’s ongoing evolution involves more than just music: Ball continues to grow and develop as a performer and writer. Even back in the open-mic days, she was a force of nature. “I don’t know if there’s such a thing as too free, but it was totally uninhibited. She was inspired,” Spence says, laughing at the memory. More recently, Ball has become less of a dervish onstage—“I was running around so much I didn’t have time to sing at all,” she say—while finding new ways of expressing herself as a writer.
“I don’t just think about myself when I write now,” she says. “Just being with my bandmates taught me to think more about other people. And when you have an audience of people ready to listen to you, you’re excited to connect with them, you really are.”
Tout droit venus de la Nouvelle-Orléans, Tank and the Bangas sont entourés d'une multitude de grandes traditions musicales. Le groupe de cinq musiciens possède un talent rare pour combiner différents genre musicaux – soul fougueuse, hip-hop adroit, R&B deep-groove et jazz – en un ensemble éblouissant et cohérent qui évoque l'étendue de la musique de la Nouvelle-Orléans tout en conservant une touche distinctive qui leur est propre.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 9:00 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
Lemon Bucket Orkestra presented by: LUS Fiber
Homebase:Ontario

Genre:Folk

Lemon Bucket Orkestra are Toronto's original guerrilla-folk party-punk massive. The multi-award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by media and fans alike, and over the past 8 years have performed all over the world from WOMAD in New Zealand and Pohoda in Slovakia, to Festival D’Été in Québec City, and Luminato in Toronto. The Guardian proclaimed that their performances are "gorgeously sung and passionately played" and The New York Times declared them "charismatic...handsome and ambitious.”
Equal parts exhilarating precision and reckless abandon, LBO’s live shows are a truly immersive experience - ranging from the ecstatic to the cathartic and all points in between - and they have expertly captured that unique blend of energy and emotion on their new album If I Had The Strength. Released in Canada through Outside Music in late 2017, it’s set for worldwide release via a new deal with Six Degrees Records in September 2018, and includes guest appearances from famed soprano Measha Brueggergosman, rising Latino rapper Boogát, sing-a-long phenoms Choir!Choir!Choir! and more.
The band will be busy touring the Canadian festival circuit this summer, and are heading out on a 12 date US tour in support of the Six Degrees release this fall, with shows in Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and more. Along with the worldwide release of the new album, LBO will also be premiering a new live video for the song Freedom. Filmed with multiple cameras at Toronto’s legendary Opera House earlier this year, it captures the band doing what they do best - taking the audience on a joyful, impassioned ride through the Balkans and beyond. Don’t miss your chance to see this dozen strong juggernaut if you can. To quote the Winnipeg Free Press, the experience will be: "Amazing, frenetic, gloriously anarchic and ultimately joyous!”
Lemon Bucket Orkestra est le premier groupe de guérilla-folk party-punk de Toronto. L'ensemble, maintes fois primé, a été acclamé comme un phénomène novateur et d'avant-garde par les médias et les fans. Au cours des huit dernières années, il s'est produit partout dans le monde, de WOMAD en Nouvelle-Zélande et Pohoda en Slovaquie au Festival D'Été à Québec et au Luminato à Toronto. À mi-chemin entre la précision exaltante et l'abandon irréfléchi, les concerts de LBO sont une véritable expérience immersive, allant de l'extatique au cathartique en passant par toutes les émotions, et ils ont su capturer avec brio ce mélange unique d'énergie et d'émotion sur leur nouvel album If I Had The Strength.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 7:00 pm LUS Scène Internationale
04/27/2019 8:30 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
04/28/2019 1:00 pm Street Animation
04/28/2019 3:00 pm Scène des Jeunes
Boukman Eksperyans
Homebase:Haiti

Genre:Mizik Rasin

Since 1987 Boukman Eksperyans has been sharing their musical rebellion with the world. The name "Boukman Eksperyans" is the combined result of two historical events; the 1791 Slave Revolution at Bwa kay Iman lead by the Vodou Priest Boukman Dutty and the other influence of what is said to be the greatest guitarist of all time; Jimi Hendrix and his band The “Jimi Hendrix Experience”. Boukman Eksperyans is continuing the revolution of Boukman Dutty by sharing Haiti's history and struggle through social messages in song and dance. Boukman Eksperyans was founded by Théodore "Lòlò” Beaubrun Jr. and his wife Mimerose "Manzè" Beaubrun in August 1978. Lòlò followed the artistic path of this father Théodore Beaubrun better known by the name of ‘Languichatte Débordus’ who was a well-known and respected artist actor and musician in the 1942-1998 in Haiti. Boukman Eksperyans musical style is that of traditional Haitian rhythms which rely heavily on bamboo instruments mixed with the sounds of the electric guitar guitar bass and synthesizer. Within one song one can hear the sounds of Haitian rara peasant songs songs of vodou rituals mixed in a blend of rock blues reggae soukouss funk R & B Coupé Décalé House and more recently hip hop also called “Rapsin”. Boukman's lyrics focus on political freedom nationalism faith and current Haitian events. In 1990 Boukman Eksperyans aroused the enthusiasm of the public and won the prestigious award for best meringue Carnival song with "kè-M Pa Sote” (I'm not afraid). The song which challenged Haiti's military rule became their most popular song and is still an all time favorite with those attending Boukman concerts. Subsequent songs like the 1992 carnival song “ Kalfou Danjere” (Dangerous crossroads )“ was deemed too violent by the government and their participation in Haiti's annual carnival that year was denied. The group started to be subject to censorship from the airwaves. During the American imposed 1994 Embargo on Haiti Boukman went into exile to Jamaica for several months. There the group recorded their third album “Libète! pran pou pran'l” (Freedom let's take it) at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong recording studio which was a huge musical inspiration for the band. Up to this day Boukman Eksperyans continues to denounce all forms of social injustice and political oppression. After more than thirty-eigth years of existence and eleven albums to their credit the group continues to lead the musical movement referred to as “Rasin” (Roots). Boukman Eksperyans popularity is not only in Haiti or with the Haitian Diaspora. Boukman is one of a few Haitian musical groups who have been recognized on the international scene and the only Haitian Rasin band that has brought popularity to various vodou rhythms outside of Haiti. Their album “ Vodou Adjae ” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1991 and has been honored with four stars in Rolling Stone Magazine. The next album “ Kalfou Danjere ” received the title of 'Best Kreyol Album and 'Best Rara Album'
Le groupe haïtien Boukman Eksperyans est sans doute l'un des plus représentatifs du mouvement musical haïtien Mizik Rasin. Mizik Rasin (Roots Music) est un genre de musique qui combine des éléments traditionnels de différents styles de musiques haïtiennes, des cérémonies religieuses de vaudou et des identités amérindiennes et africaines, le tout dans un son rock-n-roll.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 8:45 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Moonlight Benjamin
Homebase:Haiti

Genre:Haitian Vodou rock

Summary:

"The new priest of voodoo rock"
"Some haitian voodoo inspired by The Black Keys, The White Stripes or Dr John ... "
"Guitar guns and Caribbean fever"
"Diamond-hard voodoo blues-rock"

The powerful and original fusion between the Caribbean voodoo melodies and rhythms, and the 70's US blues rock; the shock between Moonlight's powerful and rebellious voice and the tension of saturated guitars ... the voodoo trance in a new and explosive style !

In 2018, 12 years after she began her music career and after 2 albums, Moonlight Benjamin releases a new personal project and a third album, "Siltane".

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Moonlight Benjamin (real name [pronounce her family like the male first name Benjamin]), is born in 1971 in Haiti and grew up in an protestant orphanage, learning how to sing at church. But quickly she left Church songs and gospel to a more personal musical frame.

She says : "I had a desire for music and after a few years in a Protestant orphanage, I felt the need to go to meet my original culture. The practice of singing in church was not enough for me anymore. I felt away from my culture and I had to confront myself, meet the strength of the earth, the strength of my country, this age-old strength that makes Haiti."

She sung then with many Haitian artists before leaving to Europe.

Welcomed in France in 2002 to perfect her musical training, Moonlight Benjamin's first projects merged when she encountered with musicians from Toulouse. Real voodoo priestess (initiated in 2009), she first became known with the band named Dyaoulé Pemba (with which she's been world music artists selection on the famous Printemps de Bourges Festival) then under her own name, under her own project, following her will to make Haiti and its story and culture to be better known in France and Europe.

Since 2013 she performs with major jazz artists like saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart and pianist Omar Sosa (projects : "Jazz Racine Haiti", "Voodoo Jazz Trio", "Creole Spirit") who where impressed by her vocal skills.

in 2018, 12 years after she began her world music artist career and after 2 albums, and in parallel with jazz and world music collaborations she started with Omar Sosa and Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Moonlight Benjamin releases a new personal project and a third album, "Siltane", focused on a more electric music, supported by jazz-rock guitarist and arranger Matthis Pascaud.

Not afraid to experiment and not shackled by what is considered mainstream, she holds soul and fire of all Haitian people. She represents her country with imaginable style by putting her voice on her own concerned lyrics or lyrics from famous haitien writers. Moonlight Benjamin is a culmination of all of your favourites from the heart of a woman who shares his culture with the rest of the world with her voice.

She offers with her new album "Siltane" a journey along a revisited blues rock version of an authentic Creole culture which has a history of struggle for its recognition although it was the first "Black Republic" ever established in the world.

Moonlight talks about Haiti ...
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Haiti began its modern wandering as a colony of France, at the time it was called Santo Domingo.
We remember Louis XIV and the prestigious Enlightenment, but who remembers the source of the economic wealth of the time, who remembers the enslavement and beatings. A great wealth of the Haitian people is the knowledge of human dignity in its most essential dimension. To have lost it and to have had to fight like a beast to find it, the Haitian people know the value. Paradoxically it is from France that came the egalitarian ideals of France's human rights which was reluctant to apply to his wallet. In 1804, Haiti was the first black republic in the world and its pride is immense. Santo Domingo was renamed Haiti the name given to the island by its first occupants, the Indians Arawaks Tainos, meaning "high land" or "mountainous island".

Even today, Haiti needs help to get rid of vampirizing and corrupt power. Even today, Haiti is poor and its children are hungry. The misery, the economic and political corruption that they come from Haiti or the rich countries are permanent dangers for the culture and the social peace of the country; yet nothing will change in the South without the citizens of the North and their clarity.

Moonlight talks the Voodoo ...
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« At the beginning of everything, is the rhythm. The rhythm, the first power in the world, awakens and passes through when the drums roar, turn the dancers. The rhythm by which men and gods communicate is the sense, the rhythm, through which spirits descend into humans, take possession of them, liberate them, and protect them. In the rumble of the drums, the loas (the spirits) awake, which by the dance and the rhythm overlap the men, because they are above all gods dancers ... »

In front of the vacuum left by the wrenching of the original earth, slaves had to find a common language, to redefine itself as a homogeneous group; and that is why in Haiti there was the only successful slave revolt in the world: All the rituals merged into one religion, which remains for the Haitian people the most powerful unit, facing the common misfortune: voodoo.
Voodoo rhythms and songs are like the umbilical cord that connects the western part of the island of Haiti to the womb of its people, Africa. Before the Creole language, it is the artistic and ritual expression that will become the cement of this new nation ...

La fusion puissante et unique entre les mélodies et rythmes vaudou des Caraïbes et le blues rock américain des années 70, le choc entre la voix puissante et rebelle de Moonlight et la tension des guitares saturées, la transe vaudou dans un style nouveau et explosif !
En 2018, 12 ans après avoir commencé sa carrière musicale et après 2 albums, Moonlight Benjamin sort un nouveau projet personnel et un troisième album, "Siltane".
Moonlight Benjamin (de son vrai nom), est née en 1971 à Haïti et a grandi dans un orphelinat protestant, apprenant à chanter à l'église. Mais rapidement, elle a laissé les chants de l'église et le gospel à un cadre musical plus personnel.
Elle chante avec de nombreux artistes haïtiens avant de partir en Europe.
N'ayant pas peur d'expérimenter et n'étant pas enchaînée par ce qui est considéré mainstream, elle est l'âme et le feu de tout le peuple haïtien. Elle représente son pays avec un certain style en posant sa voix sur ses propres textes ou sur des textes d'auteurs haïtiens célèbres. Moonlight Benjamin est l'aboutissement de tous vos favoris au cœur d'une femme qui partage sa culture avec le reste du monde grâce à sa voix.
Avec son nouvel album "Siltane", elle propose un voyage dans une version blues rock revisitée d'une authentique culture créole, avec son histoire de lutte pour sa reconnaissance alors qu'elle fut la première République noire jamais établie dans le monde.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 8:45 pm LUS Scène Internationale
04/27/2019 4:30 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
Alsarah & the Nubatones
Homebase:Sudan

Alsarah is a singer, songwriter, bandleader and a somewhat reluctant ethnomusicologist. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, she relocated to Yemen with her family before abruptly moving to the USA, finally feeling most at home in Brooklyn, NY where she has been residing since 2004. She is a self-proclaimed practitioner of East-African Retro-Pop music. Working on various projects, she has toured both nationally and internationally.

With her main outfit, Alsarah & the Nubatones, she has released 2 full-length albums titled Silt , followed by Manara (Wonderwheel Recordings, 2014 and 2016). She has also released 1 full-length album with French electronic producer Débruit titled Aljawal (Soundways Recordings, 2013). And she was featured on the Nile Project‘s debut CD, Aswan (named in the top 5 must hear international albums by NPR, 2014).

Always trying to connect the musical dots both her full length albums with the Nubatones saw themselves reimagined and remixed by various acclaimed electronic producers in 2015’s Silt Remixed and 2017’s Manara Remixed (both via Wonderwheel Recordings). In between albums Alsarah also works with the Sudanese artist collective Refugee Club Productions on a variety of projects including the critically acclaimed documentary “Beats of the Antonov”.

Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah and Rami el Aasser about Nubian ‘songs of return’, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt. A common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds, and shared migration experiences, expanded the conversation to include Armenian – American oud player Haig Manouki- an a french born Togo raised bass player Mawuena Kodjovi. Under the leadership of Alsarah, the Brooklyn based group’s sound grew into what they have dubbed as ‘East – African retro-pop’.

In march of 2014 the group released their debut album “Silt / طمي “ via wonderwheel recordings to in- ternational acclaim and great reviews, with the single Soukura (it’s late) debuting on spin magazine’s blog. October of the same year saw the release of “silt remixed” featuring remixes by Bodhisattva, Nickodemus, captain planet, Chancha via Circuito, and many others. It also went on to be selected by the prestigious Fact magazine as one of the best remix albums of 2014.

Unfortunately that year also marked the passing of founding member Haig Manoukian from this world into the next. Taking his place is the brilliant oudist, and former student of Hiag, Brandon Terzic. In addition we have also grown to include the charismatic and talented vocalist Nahid as a full time member of the band now.

Since their first show in october of 2011, the group has performed nationally and internationally at many prestigious festivals and venues. With audiences varying in age and ethnicity, the Nubatones has proven over and over that soul crosses all cultural and linguistic barriers.

Alsarah est une chanteuse, compositrice et ethnomusicologue d'origine soudanaise. Née à Khartoum, la capitale, où elle a passé les huit premières années de sa vie, elle s'est installée avec sa famille à Taiz, au Yémen, pour échapper au régime de plus en plus autoritaire de son pays natal. Elle s'est subitement installée aux États-Unis en 1994, lorsqu'une guerre civile, qui durera 4 mois, a éclaté au Yémen.
Charismatique et indépendante, auteure, compositrice et ethnomusicologue, considérée comme la nouvelle porte-drapeau de la musique rétro-pop d’Afrique de l’Est, Alsarah appartient à cette génération d'artistes qui poursuit un parcours atypique et qui puise dans ses origines des influences précieuses qu'elle fond avec celles du quotidien.

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 5:45 pm LUS Scène Internationale
04/26/2019 5:30 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
Blue Monday Allstars w/ special guests Marc Broussard, Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Smokehouse Porter & Miss Mamie
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Blues

Together, with Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, we would like to present Love of People nonprofit and our Blue Monday Mission. Blue Monday's Mission is to provide life care services to aging/retired musicians, artists, chefs, and those who serve them throughout Acadiana. Our culture exists due to the aging creatives who have dedicated their lives to their craft and community. As we continue to develop the creative economy throughout Acadiana, we must remain focused on one simple fact: without a strong foundation, nothing we build will last.
In the spirit of helping others help others, Baton Rouge area musicians such as Smokehouse Porter, Mamie Porter, Henry Gray, Ian Smith, and Jason Parfait will join the Blue Monday All Stars (Lee Allen Zeno, Steve Adams, Ron Eades, Tony Goulas, Kent August, Lance Dubroc, Sara Russo, Sharon Thomas, Jill Merkl, Jaycee Guerin) and our special guests (Gerald Gruenig, Lil Buck Sinegal, Sir Reginal Dural, Marc Broussard, Carol Fran, Julie Williams, and Tiffany Lamson) in order to showcase the love and support our Blue Monday Mission dedicates to our aging creatives.
Love of People, INC est un organisme à but non lucratif qui a pour mission "d'aider les autres à aider les autres". L’objectif de Blue Monday est d'offrir des services de soins de vie aux musiciens, artistes, chefs cuisiniers âgés et retraités, et de soutenir ceux qui les attribuent en Acadiana. Notre culture existe en raison du vieillissement des créateurs qui ont consacré leur vie à leur métier et à leur communauté. Alors que nous continuons à développer l'économie créative à travers l'Acadiana, nous devons rester concentrés sur un simple fait : sans une base solide, rien de ce que nous construisons ne durera.

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 8:15 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Doctor Nativo
Homebase:Guatemala

Genre:Mayan Reggae Cumbia

In 1982 during a concert by Willy Chirino (a salsa star at the time), on a packed dance floor, a pregnant Guatemalan woman named Flor de Maria Chavez had to be rushed to the hospital. 5 hours later, Juan Martínez (aka Doctor Nativo) opened his eyes for the first time on the world.

From an early age, his love for music was obvious, influenced by his father, Cuban musician Arturito Martinez. Juan soaked up everything, from Cuban son to guaguanco, Mozambique, salsa, and many more rhythms of Cuban and Guatemalan popular music. In the 90s, he was an active participant in the "Rock Chapin" movement in his hometown of Xela, Guatemala. Together with a group of young artists, musicians, painters, and poets, he experimented with different rock bands and made his first national tours playing in bazaars, parks, and local dance saloons.

Eager to see the world, Nativo began travelling at age 15, going to Europe for the first time. That journey continued to the distant lands of India, where backpackers introduced him to reggae, which now is part of his essence. Upon his return at the age of 18,, he started recording music with his sister Adriana. Then, inspired to further explore his fascination with Cuban music, he moved to Havana where he was able to study with the master Palillo.

In 2006, Doctor Nativo moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he became a popular street artist performing to huge crowds. These experiences opened doors to performing at festivals in Spain, France, Switzerland, Holland and Germany, where he was able to share the stage with artists such as Manu Chao, Ojos de Brujo, Macaco, as well as appear in numerous TV, radio, newspapers articles.

In 2012 on the eve of December 21 (OXALUJUJ BAKTUN) Doctor Nativo made his return to "Guatemaya" where he now once again resides and began a thorough study of ancient Mayan wisdom, meeting his "Ajpop" (great leader and spiritual guide TATA PEDRO CRUZ) and its "Ajqij" (tata MARTIN) that lead to a profound change in his personal, artistic and spiritual life.

In 2013, Doctor Nativo formed a new band "Los Warrior Kandela" under the musical direction of Danilo Rodrigues (marimba and trombone). It included Mayan rappers M'Che and Tzutu , bass player "el Jose" and Guatemala City drummer Eduardo Santella. They worked on the spiritual project “Balam Ajpu: Tributo a los 20 Nawales.”

In 2014 he met the Belizean music producer Ivan Duran, and they began working on a new album, Guatemaya, that will bring his Mayan reggae cumbia sound to the world. It was released on September 15, 2018, Guatemalan independence day.

Doctor Nativo est l'une des nouvelles voix les plus excitantes d'Amérique centrale. Sa musique explore les thèmes de la spiritualité maya, de la justice sociale et de la sagesse populaire, ponctuée d'un son explosif mêlant reggae, cumbia, hip hop et musique traditionnelle maya. Son spectacle en direct est une expérience puissante qui unit le public dans une célébration de la danse et de la vitalité.

Après des années de reggae et de hip hop, il a eu une révélation lorsqu'il a commencé à explorer la spiritualité maya sous la direction de l'aînée Tata Pedro. Doctor Nativo sortira son premier album Guatemaya le 15 septembre 2018 sur Stonetree Records. Avec un son contagieux qui rappelle Manu Chao et Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, il séduira les fans de cumbia, de musique du monde, de reggae, ceux qui s'intéressent à la culture autochtone et les danseurs !

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 2:30 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
04/27/2019 6:30 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
04/28/2019 2:15 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé
Homebase:Ethiopia/France

Genre:ethiojazz

Girma Bèyènè is a true legend of Ethiopian music. After an exile in the United States and a silence that lasted 25 years, he jubilantly accepted the invitation of the group Akalé Wubé to return to the front of the stage. The comeback was held last September at a memorable concert with Akalé Wubé in Paris. The adventure could not stop in such a good way ...Under the direction of Francis Falceto (director of the famous Ethiopiques series) Girma and Akalé Wubé recorded this album to immortalize this renaissance.

Girma Bèyènè est une véritable légende de la musique éthiopienne. Après un exil aux Etats-Unis et un silence radio qui a duré 25 ans, il a accepté avec jubilation l'invitation du groupe Akalé Wubé à revenir sur le devant de la scène. Le come-back a eu lieu en septembre dernier lors d'un concert mémorable avec Akalé Wubé au Studio de l'Ermitage (Paris 20e). Tracks (Arte), Le Monde, Libé ont relayé cet événement majeur qui a suscité une grande émotion chez les fans de musique éthio et au-delà. L'aventure ne pouvait pas s'arrêter en si bon chemin ...Sous la direction de Francis Falceto (directeur de la célèbre série Ethiopiques) Girma et Akalé Wubé se sont retrouvés en studio pour immortaliser cette renaissance.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 5:00 pm LUS Scène Internationale
04/28/2019 5:15 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
El Septeto Santiaguero
Homebase:Cuba

Genre:Cuban Son/Traditional Tropical

On February 2, 1995, in the legendary Casa de la Trova in Santiago de Cuba, the birthplace of bolero, Fernando Dewar founded El Septeto Santiaguero. After 23 years devoted to traditional Cuban music, the group is experiencing one of the most important moments in its career, and has a notable presence on national and international scenes and media. In the most recent gala of the Lucas Awards, which highlight the best of Cuban music videos, the group was awarded the Key Artist of the Year Award, a special award granted by Canal Clave for the dissemination of national heritage values. Video clips for the songs "La canción de trova" and "La meneadera" were nominated in the categories of Traditional and Folkloric Music and Production, respectively.
Both songs belong to Raíz, until now the last record of Septeto, which was nominated in 2017 for the Latin Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Album. Before that, in 2015, No quiero llanto-Tributo a Los Compadres won the award in the same category and was nominated for the 2016 Grammy Award as Best Tropical Latin Album. Vamos pa´ la fiesta, in 2013, and Oye mi son santiaguero, in 2011 were nominated in this category, which is already a great act of recognition. Both won the CUBADISCO award.
Their records have featured the likes of José Alberto El Canario, Cheo Feliciano, Rubén Blades, Oscar D´León, Eliades Ochoa, Andy Montañez, Ismael Miranda, Aymee Nuviola, Reinaldo Creagh, Tiburón Morales, Edwin Bonilla, Jimmy Bosch, Edwin Colón Zayas, Alejandro Almenares, Luisito Quintero. Their repertoire is a journey through different aspects of Cuban popular music, with emphasis on the traditional, from a contemporary perspective. They work with classical authors’ pieces, in perfect harmony with works by contemporary Cuban authors, including several members of the group itself. Since their foundation, El Septeto Santiaguero have performed in more than 30 countries, in a wide range of venues and festivals, in a good part of the world, in different circuits: salsa, jazz and world music. The City Council of Santiago de Cuba gave them the Key to the City in 2014 and the Flag of the City in 2015. According to specialized critics, they are the ones destined to replace the Buena Vista Social Club on the world scene.
Le 2 février 1995, dans la légendaire Casa de la Trova à Santiago de Cuba, berceau du boléro, Fernando Dewar fonda Septeto Santiaguero.
Après 23 ans consacrés à la musique traditionnelle cubaine, le groupe vit l'un des moments les plus importants de sa carrière, et a une présence notable sur la scène internationale et dans les média nationaux et internationaux. Son répertoire est un voyage à travers les différents aspects de la musique populaire cubaine, avec un accent sur la tradition, dans une perspective contemporaine. Il travaille avec des œuvres d'auteurs classiques, en parfaite harmonie avec des œuvres d'auteurs cubains contemporains, dont plusieurs membres du groupe lui-même. Depuis sa création, il s’est produit dans plus de 30 pays, dans des lieux et festivals divers, dans une bonne partie des plus importants au monde, sur différents circuits : salsa, jazz, world music.…
Selon les critiques spécialisées, le groupe est destiné à remplacer le Buena Vista Social Club sur la scène internationale.
Mdou Moctar
Homebase:Niger

Genre:Tuareg Rock

In the crowded scene of Tuareg guitarists, Mdou Moctar stands apart from his peers. Playing in the repertoire of desert guitar popularized by groups like Tinariwen and Bombino, Mdou is pushing the boundaries of the genre with a unique personal sound. With versatile compositions and genre defying albums, Mdou’s music has been an underground success with an international following, set on redefining the sound of the desert.

Mdou Moctar hails from a small village in the Azawagh desert of Niger, a remote region steeped in religious tradition. As a child, he taught himself to play the a homemade guitars, cobbled together out of planks of wood. It was years later before he found a “real” guitar, teaching himself in secret. In an area where guitar music was all but prohibited, he quickly rose to the status of local celebrity amongst the village youth.

In 2008 he traveled to Nigeria to record his first album “Anar.” A psychedelic reworking of the Tuareg sound, the electronic tracks featured innovative pitch bending synths, drum machines, and autotune. In 2010, he teamed up with the label and collective Sahel Sounds, releasing his first international album, “Afelan.” In 2015, he co-wrote and starred in the first ever Tuareg language film, “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red In It,” a Saharan remake of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” In 2017, he again shifted gears to another sound with “Sousoume Tamachek,” a mellow blissed out recording evoking the calm desert soundscape, tackling religion, spirituality, and matters of the heart.

In the past years, Tuareg rock music has gotten faster. There is a preference for this new style, both in the raucous weddings of Agadez and in Berlin rock clubs. The wavering guitar solos, rapid fire drums and heavy distortion has become characteristic of the contemporary sound. Mdou takes on this challenge, but with an ear towards tradition. Rooted in traditional, with borrowed polyrhythms of traditional « takamba » and lyrics sung in the style of old nomadic poets, his guitar playing is wild and unrelenting, equal parts nomadic bard and Eddie Van Halen. Mdou Moctar and his band have toured Europe and North America, playing sold out shows from small DIY rock clubs in Portland to New York City’s Lincoln Center. His music has been featured in the BBC, The Guardian, Pitchfork, New Yorker, L.A. Weekly, NPR, Rolling Stone, Les Inrocks, and his film continues to be screened at film festivals around the world. From underground star of Niger to international film star, Mdou Moctar has undoubtedly one of the quickest rises to success.

Sur la scène bondée des guitaristes touaregs, Mdou Moctar se distingue de ses pairs. Jouant le répertoire de desert guitar popularisé par des groupes comme Tinariwen et Bombino, Mdou repousse les limites du genre avec un son personnel unique. Avec des compositions polyvalentes et des albums qui défient les genres, la musique de Mdou a été un succès underground, avec un public international qui cherche à redéfinir le son du désert.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 5:00 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
04/27/2019 1:30 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
Homebase:New Brunswick

Genre:rock

Totally musical aliens, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire have been showering the world with their love-bomb of psychadelico-psychotronic music with their latest album “Viens avec moi” (Come along with me), a considerable work of 19 songs (double LP) launched in May 2018. They are presenting the first Acadian rock opera with a premier in Montreal, in November 2018, followed by a tour in Quebec and Acadie. The album has been getting rave reviews since it’s launch.

Native to New Brunswick, Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire are heavely influenced by the 1970's rock scene.Though most of the lyrics are in French or in Chiac (New Brunswick's regional slang), they are able to jump over the limits set by language, by their own brand of music, the excellence of the musicians and their strong stage performance.

Created in 1972 (Yeah! Sure!), this lovely quintet – with Serge Brideau (vocal, guitar and frontman), Mico Roy (guitars), Michel Vienneau (bass), Leandre Bourgeois (keys) and Maxence Cormier (drums), emerged from Hilaire Brideau’s basement soon after the Millenium Bug to fully live till the end of the world. Driven by a military rock, this fourth album has been in the works, probably since their first jam, many years ago.

Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire received many awards for Rock artist of the year, Recording of the year, Group recording of the year, and seven times Public's choice of the year, frome the East Coast Music Association, from Music New Brunswick, and nominations at l’Adisq and at GAMIQ, two major events for the music industry in Québec. They have showcased and toured all over Canada, in France, in Belgium and in Switzerland. With about 700 shows under the belt, 9 Europeen tours, a little hop in Louisiana, an Australian tour, they are ready to bring their own brand of music and fun all over.

Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, un groupe-phare de la scène rock tant en Acadie qu’au Québec, lancent en 2018 son quatrième album « Viens avec moi », qui est la trame musicale d’un opéra-rock qui voit le jour en novembre 2018. L’album est encensé par la critique avec ses 19 pièces. Cette grande œuvre du rock fait voyager dans le monde de la musique selon la vision de deux artistes, un qui buche sur la scène indépendante depuis des années et un autre qui participe à un concours de télé-réalité.
Une sonorité rock psychotonique, fortement influencée par le mouvement musical des années ’70, des textes percutants et une présence scénique impressionnante, permet à ce groupe originaire du Nouveau-Brunswick d’abattre les frontières de la langue, peu importe où ils se retrouvent.
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire ont fait, depuis leur début, plus de 700 spectacles et ont foulé la scène de plusieurs festivals majeurs du Canada. Avec 9 tournées européennes à leur actif, une tournée en Australie, des spectacles en Louisiane, ils répandent leur fougue et leur plaisir de jouer peu importe où ils se trouvent.
Récipiendaires de plusieurs prix de l’industrie musicale en tant que Groupe de l’année, Enregistrement rock de l’année, et plus, ou encore sept prix remis par le public (East Coast Music Awards et Musique Nouveau-Brunswick, et encore plus de nominations, dont à l’Adisq et aux Prix Gamiq, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire sont reconnus tant par la critique que le grand public.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 6:30 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
04/27/2019 3:30 pm Pavillon du Nouveau Brunswick
04/27/2019 7:00 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
04/28/2019 2:45 pm Pavillon du Nouveau Brunswick
Anders Osborne w/ special guests Tiffany Lamson & Helen Gillet
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Rock/Americana/Roots

ANDERS OSBORNE - BIO 2017

“Fiery anthems and tumultuous confessional songs punctuated with raw, inspired guitar.“ -- USA TODAY

“Rich and glorious…Osborne possesses a voice that rises out of the darkness to the light of a soulful, tremulous wail. He is a consummate showman and shaman, bending successive moments to suit his majestic purposes. Osborne seeks an epic quality to much of his music, crafting layer upon layer of hugely scaled soundscapes.…never lazily derivative…every slashing guitar figure, every cry of a lyric, seems to come from an authentic place.” -- New Orleans Times-Picayune

Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” New Orleans' Gambit Weekly has honored Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year. OffBeat named him the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. Osborne also won Song Of The Year for his composition, Louisiana Gold.

Osborne’s latest released Flower Box, his second full-length album of 2016, recorded in his hometown of New Orleans late last year, Flowerbox is a heavier, guitar-driven follow-up to the acclaimed Spacedust & Ocean Views.

"I love the way this record comes out stout and determined right out the gate, a four-piece rock & roll band making beautiful and conquering noise," says Osborne. "The producer, Mark Howard, has a way of making you play in the moment and being confident. His sounds and engineering style is that of classic records, with his own special sauce of 'haunting' on top of it. The musicians on here are undoubtedly some of my absolute favorites in the world, both as players and as people. Their contributions are invaluable. Scott Metzger, Brady Blade, Carl Dufrene, Chad Cromwell, Marc Broussard, David LaBruyere, Rob McNelley & Justin Tocket. Bad boys! I've been wanting to make this record for several years and I am stoked it's finally here."

A powerful live performer, the musician has won over fans through non-stop touring as well as a heralded collaboration with the North Mississippi Allstars & Southern Soul Assembly.

Jambands.com said, "Osborne finds a striking balance of muscle and grace that allows for the smaller moments of quiet to be just as resounding as the sonic booms." And USA Today has praised his music, saying "The relentless approach amplifies the anguished lyrics, which appear to be about the death of a loved one or a relationship torn asunder or perhaps a spiritual crisis." In a review of Spacedust & Ocean Views, Boulder Weekly said the album "finds the guitarist in a (largely) reflective mood, an extended meditation on place and moments in time, memory, passages through and exits from paragraphs in the non-fiction docudrama of life. Through languid, gently formed figures, Osborne coaxes odes of gratitude and compelling imagery in what seems a little like a travelogue — like watching his kid chasing seabirds on the beach..."

Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. He has toured virtually non-stop, either with his own band, as a solo artist, or as a guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. He’s produced and played on critically acclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone and Mike Zito.

Since his recording debut in 1989, Osborne has written virtually all of his own material and contributed memorable songs to a wide variety of artists. Two tunes co-written by Osborne appear on Keb Mo’s Grammy-winning 1999 release Slow Down. Country superstar Tim McGraw scored a #1 hit with Anders’ song Watch The Wind Blow By. Osborne’s compositions have been covered by artists as diverse as Brad Paisley, Tab Benoit, Jonny Lang, Edwin McCain, Sam Bush, Trombone Shorty and Aaron Neville and Kim Carnes. His songs have appeared in multiple feature films. He can also be seen performing in an episode of HBO’s New Orleans-based drama, Treme.

Entre son écriture puissante, sa voix émouvante, et son talent indéniable à la guitare, Anders Osborne, de la Nouvelle-Orléans, est un véritable trésor musical. Il est compté parmi les musiciens les plus originaux et visionnaires actuels. Guitar Player l'appelle "le poète lauréat de la riche scène roots louisianaise." Le Gambit Weekly de la Nouvelle-Orléans a honoré Osborne en le désignant Artiste de l'Année. OffBeat l'a nommé meilleur guitariste de Crescent City pour la troisième année consécutive et meilleur compositeur pour la deuxième année consécutive. Osborne a également remporté le titre de Chanson de l'Année pour sa composition, Louisiana Gold.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 7:15 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
Gato Preto
Homebase:Mozambique/Ghana/Canada

Genre:Afrofuturism

Gato Preto brings together everything the international club culture does best  -- from the favela-funk of Rio to the Township-Groove of South Africa, to the kuduro-techno hybrid of Angola. Gato Preto brings all these ingredients to the Global Bass recipe, against a backdrop of Rave Party and break-beats. The band consists of Lee Bass, composer and arranger of the group, and the powerful Portuguese punchlines of Mozambican MC fatale Gato Misteriosa. In 2013, their meeting in Germany gave birth to the collaborative project Gato Preto (“black cat” in Portuguese), which never ceased to enchant dance floors all around the globe. Their use of synths and effects processors, African percussionists and dancers, accompanied by groove and supersonic bass, guarantees to keep their public in a trance.
Avec ce premier album Gato Preto rassemble tout ce que la culture club internationale fait de mieux : de la Favela-Funk de Rio à la Township-Groove sud-africaine, en passant par l’hybride Kuduro-Techno d’Angola, voilà tous les ingredients que les Gato Preto apportent à la recette de Global Bass, sur fond de Rave Party et Breakbeats. Une voie toute ouverte par Lee Bass, compositeur et arrangeur du groupe, à la rappeuse Gato Misteriosa et ses puissantes punchlines en portugais.
Gato Misteriosa grandi à Lisbonne. Au début des années 2000, encore adolescente, elle danse déjà le Kuduro sur les dancefloors issus de la scène de Buraka avec ses amis, en banlieue de Lisbonne. Ses deux parents sont originaires du Mozambique, une des raisons pour lesquelles elle lie des liens très étroits avec la scène lusophone africaine. Elle déménage en Allemagne pour ses études et fait la connaissances du producteur de Breakbeats Lee Bass à Dusseldorf. À travers les bacs de disque de son père ghanéen, ce dernier est lui aussi influencé très jeune par les sonorités Funk, Soul et Highlight du continent africain. En 2013, leur collaboration donne naissance au projet electro Gato Preto qui depuis ne cesse de surprendre les dancefloors des quatre coins du globe. Dans les boites branchées de Paris, à domicile au Zakk de Düsseldorf ou encore sur la scène internationale du „Nyege Nyege“ Festival à la source du Nil en Ouganda, les “chats noirs” (traduction française de Gato Preto) ne font preuve d’aucune pitié. L’utilisation qu’ils font de leurs synthétiseurs et processeurs d’effets, accompagnés de percussionnistes et danseurs africains, garantit aux Gato Preto de tenir leur public en transe, jusqu’à faire comprendre aux derniers des plus sceptiques que rien ne pourra freiner ce savant cocktail de groove cosmopolite et basses supersoniques. Au-delà de l’énergie que le groupe apporte sur scène, Gato Preto a déjà publié plusieurs clips devenus viraux dans la communauté Global Bass. Dans leur vidéo pour le morceau “Barulho” ils rassemblent avec beaucoup d’amour des éléments du steampunk des années 80 avec l’univers de pionniers de l’afrofuturisme comme le funk-master Monsieur George Clinton ou le prince de la Dub Lee Scratch Perry. Deux personnalités qui sont les pères spirituels de l’album.

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 9:45 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
04/27/2019 9:00 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Street Beat percussion ensemble

Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium Featuring Tiff Lamson and Brady Blade.

This consortium of as many as 20 percussionist, aims to deliver the world of classical and jazz percussion to rock clubs, festivals and streets of SPACESHIP EARTH! The New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium played its first gig at Gasa Gasa on February 4, 2014. It has since played Bayou Boogaloo, Voodoo Fest, Summer Camp Music festival and The Music Box Village. After 2017's historic Music Box performance, Stanton Moore told artistic director Mike Dillon, “it was one of the most magical nights of my musical life.” The Consortium Concerts have previously featured Jason Marsalis, Stanton Moore, Claude Coleman Jr. and Matt Chamberlain.

Le New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium de Mike Dillon avec Tiff Lamson et Brady Blade.

Ce consortium d'une vingtaine de percussionnistes a pour objectif d’intégrer le monde de la percussion classique et jazz aux clubs de rock, festivals et aux rues du monde entier ! Le New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium a joué son premier concert à Gasa Gasa le 4 février 2014. Il a depuis joué Bayou Boogaloo, Voodoo Fest, Summer Camp Music Festival et The Music Box Village. Après le concert historique au Music Box en 2017, Stanton Moore a déclaré au directeur artistique Mike Dillon : "Ce fut l'une des nuits les plus magiques de ma vie musicale". Les concerts du Consortium ont déjà mis en vedette Jason Marsalis, Stanton Moore, Claude Coleman Jr. et Matt Chamberlain.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 3:15 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Zydeco

Since the 1990’s Keith Frank has been a prolific leader in Zydeco. Starting at a young age along with brother Brad and sister Jennifer, Keith knew playing music was his passion. He’s toured internationally and received numerous awards and accolades. His latest cd release, "Return of the King", reached Billboard charts yet again. His music encompasses a mix of musical genres and is guaranteed to keep you on your feet!
Depuis les années 1990, Keith Frank est un leader prolifique de zarico. Dès son plus jeune âge, en compagnie de son frère Brad et de sa sœur Jennifer, Keith a su que jouer de la musique était sa passion. Il a fait des tournées internationales et a reçu de nombreux prix et distinctions. Son dernier album, Return of the King, a une fois de plus atteint le classement du Billboard. Sa musique est un mélange de genres musicaux et surprendra tout du long!

Performance Lineup:

04/24/2019 8:15 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
Le Vent du Nord
Homebase:Québec

Genre:Progressive Québec Folk

The award winning and highly acclaimed quintet Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.
Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.”— Boston Herald
Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing well over 1,600 concerts over 5 continents and racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Félix at ADISQ, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.
The group exhibits great finesse and flexibility, appearing regularly on Canadian, American, French, and UK television and radio, and participating in a wide variety of special musical projects. They’ve collaborated and performed with a diverse range of artists including: Harry Manx, Väsen, Dervish, The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener, Québecois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, the Scottish folk band Breabach, singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople.
Not content with standard approaches to tradition, Le Vent du Nord has also created a symphonic concert that, according to Voir Montreal, “puts all traditional folk naysayers to shame.”
On stage these 5 friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now.
 One of the Top Ten Folk Albums of 2009 — Boston Globe
 One of the Top Ten International Albums of 2009 — Los Angeles Times
Le groupe primé et acclamé Le Vent du Nord est l'un des chefs de file du mouvement folklorique francophone progressiste du Québec. Le vaste répertoire du groupe s'inspire à la fois de sources traditionnelles et de compositions originales, tout en enrichissant sa musique mélancolique (enracinée dans la diaspora celtique) d'un large éventail d'influences mondiales.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 12:30 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
04/27/2019 7:00 pm JD Bank Pavillon de Cuisine
04/28/2019 3:30 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
Söndörgő
Homebase:Hungary

Genre:Hungarian Tamburitza

Söndörgő is one of the leading exponents of tamburitza music from Hungary. Unlike the fiddle driven village music and brass band traditions often associated with eastern European folk music, tamburitza is propelled by the tambura, an instrument akin to the mandolin that is often accompanied by wind instruments and accordions. Founded by the Eredics brothers in the mid-90s, this exciting ensemble is committed to performing and promoting the southern slavic folk music collected by Béla Bartók and Tihamer Vujicsis and celebrated by communities along the Danube River. 
The group was founded in 1995 in Szentendre, a small Hungarian town near Budapest, with long-established Serbian tradition. The Eredics brothers got acquainted, and started to play music together with bass player Attila Buzás during their high-school years. Partly because of family reasons (Kálmán Eredics, the father of the Eredics brothers, was a founder member of the Vujicsics ensemble), all the group members are profoundly touched by, and drawn towards Southern Slavic folk music – and whatever can be accomplished from that starting point. The current members of the group are: Áron Eredics, Benjamin Eredics, Dávid Eredics, Salamon Eredics and Attila Buzás.
In contrast to most groups playing Balkan music, Söndörgő isn’t playing brass band music, it is a tamburitza band. The tambura is a small and agile plucked instrument similar to the mandolin which is occasionally supplemented by wind instruments and accordion.
Söndörgő’s traditional repertoire is made up of material gathered by Béla Bartók and Tihamér Vujicsics as well as learned from old masters of the tradition.
Nowadays Söndörgő is a constant performer of festivals around the globe. They have played at many of the most prestigious world music festivals and venues in Europe, such as WOMEX, WOMAD, Roskilde, the Barbican and many others. Their most recent album, Tamburocket topped the European World Music Chart for four consecutive months. They have worked together with the famous Macedonian saxophonist, Ferus Mustafov (fruit of this collaboration is their joint 2009 album). Currently they work on a joint concert series in Europe with the legendary Amsterdam Klezmer Band.
Discover with them the delicate beauty and fizzing power of a different Balkan sound. Come and dance the čoček, drink a palinka and get dizzy on Söndörgő’s extraordinary rhythms.
Söndörgő est l'un des principaux représentants de la musique tamburitza de Hongrie. Contrairement à la musique de village et aux traditions des fanfares souvent associées à la musique folklorique d'Europe de l'Est, la tamburitza est propulsée par la tambura, un instrument semblable à la mandoline qui est souvent accompagnée par des instruments à vent et des accordéons. Fondé par les frères Eredics au milieu des années 90, cet ensemble se consacre à l'interprétation et à la promotion de la musique folklorique slave du Sud recueillie par Béla Bartók et Tihamer Vujicsis et célébrée par les communautés le long du Danube.
Le groupe a été fondé en 1995 à Szentendre, une petite ville hongroise près de Budapest, avec une longue tradition serbe. Les frères Eredics ont fait connaissance et commencé à jouer avec la bassiste Attila Buzás pendant leurs années lycée. En partie pour des raisons familiales (Kálmán Eredics, le père des frères Eredics, était membre fondateur de l'ensemble Vujics), tous les membres du groupe sont profondément touchés et attirés par la musique folklorique slave du Sud. Les membres actuels du groupe sont : Áron Eredics, Benjamin Eredics, Dávid Eredics, Salamon Eredics et Attila Buzás.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 2:30 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
04/28/2019 12:45 pm LUS Scène Internationale
04/28/2019 2:30 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
The Daily Advertiser Presents: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys began thirty years ago with a reputation for excellence. Their stunningly clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight early on, and by their third release, Trace of Time, had garnered them a Grammy nomination in the worldwide field of traditional folk music, another in 2004 for Bon Reve, in 2009 for Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and again in 2011 for their latest release, Grand Isle.

From the day they started, they have gone from strength to strength. Never before in Cajun music has a comparable wealth of skills been brought to the same table.

When all that heart and all that skill focus on the revelry of a hot two-step, then turn on a dime and deliver an a cappella ballad, then play something that sounds like Howlin’ Wolf fell in lust with a Creole girl, you’ve found the most Cajun music you can find in any one spot. You’ve found Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys ont commencé il y a trente ans avec une réputation d'excellence. Leur interprétation incroyablement propre et cohérente de la musique française cadienne du sud-ouest de la Louisiane les a propulsés sur le devant de la scène des musiques du monde. Leur troisième album, Trace of Time, leur a valu une nomination aux Grammy's dans le domaine de la musique folk traditionnelle, une autre en 2004 pour Bon Reve, en 2009 pour Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, puis en 2011 pour leur dernier album, Grand Isle.
Depuis leurs débuts, ils n'ont cessé de prendre de l'ampleur. Jamais auparavant dans la musique cadienne une telle richesse de compétences n'avait été réunie.

Performance Lineup:

04/24/2019 6:30 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
Jarlath Henderson
Homebase:Ireland

Genre:Traditional

From County Armagh, Jarlath Henderson has been playing the uilleann pipes since the age of 10, having learned from Armagh Pipers Club teachers Brian Vallely, Mark Donnelly, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and Eamonn Curran. A talented and versatile musician, Jarlath also plays whistle, flute, cittern and has recently been winning over audiences with song.
In 2003 he became the first and only Irish solo artist to win the prestigious BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award, which led to him being invited to play at some of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. Jarlath is a three times ‘All-Ireland Champion’ Uilleann Piper, a teacher both in Ireland and Scotland and has featured in numerous BBC television programmes on piping and music. In 2008 he released his first album, 'Partners in Crime' (Vertical Records) with fellow border piper Ross Ainslie, followed by their second release 'Air-Fix' in 2013. Both albums received outstanding critical acclaim from the general folk world, with the debut release being voted '6th Best Folk Album' of 2008 by Mojo Magazine.
It took 10 years for Ulster-born piper Jarlath Henderson to convert his Young Folk Award into a solo album, so busy has he been with collaborations (two records with Ross Ainslie), and with qualifying as a doctor. Now 29, he has delivered a handsome traditional album in 'Hearts Broken, Heads Turned', eight antique songs given modern treatments. Guardian Jarlath's hotly-anticipated solo debut was launched at Celtic Connections 2016. An assemblage of traditional folk songs from across Ireland and the UK, it comprises bold yet sensitive arrangements of traditional songs, also featuring Henderson on guitar and cittern, together with his hand-picked accompanying line-up of Hamish Napier (keyboards, flute), Innes Watson (fiddle, guitar) and Duncan Lyall (double bass). In 2018 he will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the BBC Proms and embarking on his first US tours.
Renowned primarily for his extraordinary prowess on uilleann pipes and whistles, while fast emerging as an equally gifted vocalist, Jarlath has performed and recorded in such illustrious company as The Transatlantic Sessions, Jack Bruce, Lau, Capercaillie, Paddy Keenan, Salsa Celtica, Phil Cunningham and Michael McGoldrick.
When not performing with his band, solo or alongside Ross Ainslie, Jarlath regularly guests with Scottish folk legends Capercaillie, Salsa Celtica and in Phil Cunningham's annual Hogmanay house band. This year in Ireland he will be playing with his sister Alana Henderson, the Cara Dillon Band, Atlantic Arc Orchestra and Cathy Jordan and Mick Daly.
Originaire du comté d'Armagh, en Irlande, Jarlath Henderson est le premier artiste solo irlandais à remporter le prestigieux BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award, qui lui a valu de se produire dans de nombreux festivals en Europe et au GlobalFest de New York. Jarlath combine la modernité et le rythme intense des percussions électroniques à son style de chant traditionnel pour créer un son qui lui est propre. Il est le maître de la ballade, trois fois champion d'Irlande d’Uilleann Pipes (cornemuses irlandaises), professeur en Irlande et en Écosse, et a participé à de nombreuses émissions de télévision de la BBC sur ses instruments de prédilection. Multi-instrumentiste talentueux et polyvalent, Jarlath joue aussi du whistle, de la flûte et du cistre.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 5:15 pm LUS Scène Internationale
04/26/2019 7:30 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
04/27/2019 5:00 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
JD Bank Presents: Yvette Landry & The Jukes
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Louisiana Swamp Pop

Yvette Landry & The Jukes first record, Louisiana Lovin', grew out of a previous recording session where Landry and Romero remade the only number one hit to come out of Lafayette, Louisiana -- Dale & Grace’s rendition of 'I’m Leaving It Up To You'. “I had a duo gig and my regular guy couldn’t be there, so I asked Roddie if he would cover. He said, ‘yes' and a rehearsal was scheduled. About 30 minutes into the rehearsal, I asked Roddie if he would sing a few tunes. (I mean, who wouldn’t want to hear Roddie sing?!) His response was, ‘Let’s do a duet!’ I asked what he had in mind and he said, ‘I’ve always wanted to do this song, but I haven’t found the right person to do it with. Let’s give it a try.’ It was magic! We finished rehearsal, played our gig, did the song, and both left smiling. A few months later, I was in the studio recording my CD, “Me & T-Coe’s Country”, and I can’t quite remember how it came about, but I got to talking to Eric Adcock, Roddie Romero’s keyboard player, and he suggested we record the song -- at the same studio that Dale and Grace recorded it—La Louisiane Studios. I asked my rhythm section, Josef Butts and my son Trevor Landry to record with us."

Yvette Landry & Roddie Romero's rendition of "I'm Leaving It Up To You," became a local hit…not only with area fans, but with them as well. The two knew that they needed to record more together. Landry made a call to Dockside Studio, a 12- time Grammy Winning gem in Maurice, Louisiana. “I knew who I wanted to record this project. Back in 2010, I walked into the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette. As soon as I entered the front gate, I heard drums…a drummer…and I thought it was the most amazing rhythm I’ve ever heard. I hurried around the back to find this guy, laying down a groove like I’ve never heard. I told myself in that moment, that before I die, I wanted to record with him. Who is this? Jermaine Prejean. Next, I knew that Roddie Romero and Eric Adcock were a must. But I wanted sax as well, since the vibe I wanted to achieve was 1950’s Louisiana Jukebox. I met Derek Huston at a festival in Rhode Island. He plays often with Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars, and I just liked his style. While in a van, on day 17 of a 21-day tour, I typed a group text, said a little prayer, and pressed send. Almost immediately, everyone responded with a 'Yes, I’m free and would love to be a part of this project.' -- Once we laid down the tracks, I decided to give this new collaboration a name. Rather than just releasing the album as ‘Yvette Landry,”’ I felt this group was special. They had an old school feel… Louisiana Swamp Pop at it’s finest. I decided on, ‘The Jukes.’ “

On the afternoon of January 12th, Yvette Landry, Roddie Romero, Eric Adcock, Josef Butts, Jermaine Prejean and Derek Huston went into Dockside with recording engineer Justin Tocket -- Richard Comeaux (pedal steel) and Beau Thomas (fiddle) lend a hand on a couple of tunes, as well. “Rather than write songs for this album, I chose songs that I felt reflected ‘the feel’ I wanted to achieve. I chose songs that I wanted to dance to, and that had some kind of tie to Louisiana and to me. Bobby Charles, a native of Abbeville, Louisiana and a staple at Dockside studios, wrote several songs I selected. Some believe that Bobby’s spirit still hangs out at the studio. As a matter of fact, if you look at the bottle cap that’s on the inside cover of the CD package…there’s a Bobby Charles story that goes with it. The session itself was magic. That’s the only way I can describe it. There were no rehearsals. This collaboration of musicians had never played together before, yet pretty much the first take of each song was a keeper! I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. My brother came to visit for a short while when we were recording Bobby Charles’ Homesick Blues, and it literally moved him to tears. When we finished, we went to listen to the track and he looked at me with tears in his eyes and said, “Yvette…what just happened?” I responded, “Magic.”

"Romero chose a song written by our dear friend, David Egan, who has since passed. The majority of the songs are Louisiana songs, but I also wanted to do what was in my heart. Sara Evan’s song, 'Three Chords and the Truth', is not a Louisiana song, but it was something that I felt I needed to record. My husband and I found it by accident. We were having a discussion about country music and he remembered someone saying that country music should be three chords and the truth. We googled the saying and Sara’s song came up. I immediately fell in love with it. Although musically, it leans more towards 'vintage country', the feel is a Louisiana old-school, belly-rubbing slow drag. Also, along the country side of things is Floyd Cramer & Skeeter Davis’, 'My Last Date With You'. The rest of the songs are just straight up Swamp Pop, released by some of the Louisiana greats: Bobby Charles, David Egan, Warren Storm, Cookie and the Cupcakes, and G. G. Shinn.”

YVETTE LANDRY grew up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, not far from the levees of the Atchafalaya Basin, North America’s largest swampland. It was in and around that swamp where she learned an appreciation for the music, dance, stories and language of her Cajun culture. After earning a master’s degree in education and developing a successful teaching career, she began telling stories through song. Playing a variety of instruments in several Cajun bands, Landry also fronts her own band, The Yvette Landry Band. Her debut award-winning album titled “Should Have Known” was released in 2010. (The album was named Offbeat Magazine's "Best Country/Folk Album" and Landry "Best Country/Folk Artist"). Over the past several years, Landry has traveled the world and played countless cultural festivals and venues – from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to the Bluebird Café in Nashville. She toured Russia and served as a Cultural Ambassador on behalf of the Library of Congress to perform at the Festival of Traditional American Music and graced the stage at both the Library of Congress and John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington, DC. By day, Landry is an educator, who has taught both American Sign Language and Song Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is also a private homeschool teacher and has also taught bass, guitar, accordion and vocals at camps such as Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Voice Works @ Centrum, Ashoken Fiddle and Dance Camp, Cajun/Creole Week @ Augusta Heritage Center and Louisiana Folk Roots Camp. By night, Yvette Landry is a musician/singer/songwriter who continues to tour worldwide as a multi-instrumentalist, gracing the stage with greats such as Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers, Darrell Scott, Rhonda Vincent, and many more. The State of Louisiana 2013 Music Ambassador, Governor to the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy, Board Member of Louisiana Folk Roots and Director of their summer Cajun & Creole Music Kids Camp, Landry strives to bring cultures and traditions together, ensuring that they will be passed along.

Since her debut album in 2010, Landry has released three more CDs…First was No Man’s Land with a host of friends including Bill Kirchen, Cindy Cashdollar, Dirk Powell lending a helping hand. Later she released, Me & T-Coe’s Country and Oh What A Silent Night with pedal steel ace, Richard Comeaux. Her first children’s book, “The Ghost Tree,” was nominated for “Louisiana’s Young Reader’s Choice Award.” And more recently, her new book, “Madame Grand Doigt,” along with “The Ghost Tree,” were formally accepted into the Library of Congress Collection for Children’s Literature.

RODDIE ROMERO was born, raised, and currently residing in Lafayette, LA. Romero lives and breathes South Louisiana culture. His passion for authenticity shows in multiple aspects of his life, from his music with The Hub City All Stars (the band he started with keyboardist Eric Adcock 28 years ago) to what’s cooking in his cast-iron black pot. But before the celebrated front man had a Grammy nomination and multiple world tours under his belt, he witnessed the magic of Cajun and Zydeco music in his own backyard. Romero’s grandfather played the accordion at the family’s weekly Sunday gathering. When he was finished, he would pass the accordion off to Romero, who would spend the rest of the day teaching himself how to play the sounds he had previously heard. Soon after, his father purchased an accordion for Romero and his brother. Although underage, Romero sought out Cajun and Zydeco performances at clubs and was enamored with local legends like Buckwheat Zydeco. His dedication paid off and Romero quickly became a local legend himself as a professional touring musician while still attending high school -- his musical influences including Clifton Chenier, Fats Domino and Otis Redding. As a teenager, Romero built up a name for himself as an internationally touring musician. Today, Roddie Romero has a unique take on traditional Louisiana roots music and tailors each performance to energy of the crowd—and nothing is off limits.

"I’m proud of this record and this group. We play the music that I grew up listening to and dancing to. It is music from my home…my people. It is inside of me and it is something that I want to keep alive. It is good music, good friends, and good time—a little 'Louisiana Lovin’.”

Louisiana Lovin', le nouvel album d'Yvette Landry, auteur-compositeur-interprète, guitariste et multi-instrumentiste nominée aux Grammy Awards, est une collaboration avec les plus grandes figures de la scène musicale de Louisiane également nominés aux Grammy's, Roddie Romero, Eric Adcock, Josef Butts, Jermaine Prejean et Derek Huston. Un véritable jeu de qui est qui sur la scène musicale louisianaise.

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 6:00 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
Crocodile Gumboot Dancers
Homebase:South Africa

Genre:Dance/Vocals

Mr. Zondi gathered the youth to teach them about gumboot dancing and that is how Crocodile Gum Boot Dancing Group was born.

Crocodiles style of dancing became so unique because of the influence of Scathamiya, Xhosa dance, Baca dance, Zulu dance and
Ingoma (Traditional Hymns).

They also introduced instruments a violin and a guitar with the influence of maskandi and French music.

M. Zondi a réuni des jeunes pour leur enseigner la Gumboot dance et c'est ainsi que le Crocodile GumBoot Dancing Group est né.
Le style de danse des Crocodiles est devenu si unique grâce à l'influence du Scathamiya, de la danse Xhosa, de la danse Baca, de la danse Zulu, et de l’Ingoma (Hymnes traditionnels).
Ils ont également introduit des instruments comme le violon et la guitare avec l'influence du maskandi et de la musique française.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 11:45 am LUS Scène Internationale
04/27/2019 2:30 pm Scène des Jeunes
04/27/2019 5:00 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
04/28/2019 1:45 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
Sweet Crude
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Indie

Over the past few years, Sweet Crude has managed to take the music and language of Louisiana and produce a completely fresh music that thrusts century-old traditions into the present. The six-piece band consistently delivers exciting shows featuring enough drums for a small marching band, exuberantly bellowed harmonies, and lyrics that jump from English to Louisiana French in a single verse. Boasting surnames like Marceaux and Chachere, Sweet Crude seeks to reconnect with their lineage in a way that draws on their own modern influences, while nodding to the music and language of their ancestors.

The members of Sweet Crude all hail from South Louisiana, a region which still holds onto its unique culture and way of life stronger than anywhere else in the United States. That said, many of those elements are fading with time as American culture gradually becomes more homogenized. This trend can be seen most directly in the gradual fade of the Louisiana French language. The members of Sweet Crude grew up with grandparents and great grandparents that spoke the region’s native dialect as their first language, yet with each successive generation, that language gets lost to time. Instead of singing the language in its usual music genres, zydeco and cajun, Sweet Crude draws on their own influences coming mainly from New Orleans music, pop, and indie rock to produce a sound that is accessible to today’s generation. In essence, they are taking the language out the museum, weaving it in with English, and giving it fresh legs and relevancy for years to come.

Sweet Crude released their debut LP Créatures in April of 2017 on Rhyme and Reason Records and followed the release with performances at major US festivals such as Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and High Sierra. In addition to headlining their own US tour in April and May of 2017, they hit the road with their dear friends, Tank and the Bangas, on a sold-out nationwide club tour that lasted through the summer and fall. The band also won the Big Easy Award for “Best Rock Band” in New Orleans in 2017.

In 2018, Sweet Crude is scheduled to record their major label debut album (to be announced in Spring 2019), tour Europe, and return to the US festival circuit.

Au cours des dernières années, Sweet Crude a réussi à prendre la musique et la langue de la Louisiane et à produire une musique complètement nouvelle qui pousse les traditions centenaires dans le présent. Le groupe de six musiciens offre constamment des spectacles passionnants avec de la batterie, des harmonies exubérantes et des paroles qui passent de l'anglais au français louisianais en un seul couplet. Avec des noms comme Marceaux et Chachere, Sweet Crude cherche à renouer avec leur lignée d'une manière qui s'inspire de leurs propres influences modernes, tout en respectant la musique et la langue de leurs ancêtres.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 3:45 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
04/28/2019 8:00 pm Rhythms & Roots Series
Bagad Plougastell
Homebase:France - Bretagne

Genre: Breton tradional music

The strength and vitality of Bagad Plougastell has come from the high level of musical energy of its musicians throughout the 45 years of the Breton pipe-band’s existence.

Since the creation of the Bagad, the Breton pipe-band has never forgotten its roots by always promoting proudly its traditional musical heritage, while also combining it with a variety of different popular world music, allowing it to broaden its creative horizons. The music that our pipe-band plays is above all grounded in the energetic Breton identity and culture.

This lively and modern music hails from the extraordinary Breton traditional music repertoire and inspires our numerous creations as well as each of our musicians.

The Bagad Plougastell is made up of four main different instrumental groups directed by the orchestra conductor, the “Penn Soner” which is translated in Breton as the “head-player”.

The Bagad was founded in 1973 and has proudly represented the Plougastell peninsula, situated near the town of Brest, in maintaining and promoting its vibrant and unique identity.

Since 1987, the Bagad Plougastell has participated in numerous musical championships and has distinguished itself by winning many titles and ranking amongst the most famous Breton pipe bands.

There are more than 120 musicians within the organisation which is divided into 3 main pipe bands, the Bagad, the Bagadig and the Skolaj. The latter pipe-bands allow the Bagad to give the opportunity to younger musicians to familiarise themselves with Breton traditional pipe band music.

Thanks to its numerous artistic collaborations, energy and vitality the Bagad has travelled throughout Brittany, France and the world

These four instrumental groups are: Bag-pipes / Snare drums / Bombardes (traditional Breton instrument) / Percussions

The Bagad Plougastell enjoys as much playing on stage as well as parading through the streets. The Breton pipe-band has offered entertainment and shows in various places by frequently traveling across Brittany and the world.

The Bagad Plougastell has also produced numerous shows including:

2005 Lusk ha Lamm

2009 Kadañs

2016 Tridal

The Bagad released a CD in 2010 called Kant Bro, Kant Giz.

The pipe-band has also played across a number of town: New York / Montreal / Ottawa / Guadalajara / Sharjah / Casablanca / Bruxelles / Paris / Gijon / Strakonice...

Musical Collaborations:

Cercle Celtique (Traditional Breton dancers):
The Bagad has a long-lasting history of co-working with various Breton traditional dance groups allowing us to showcase our music with the help of the dancers.

Street performances:
For over 20 years we have collaborated with the French street arts sector, notably the remarkable Compagnie Oposito. As a result of these two decades of various artistic collaborations, street art performances now play a significant and integral role in demonstrating our uniqueness as a Bagad.

Other collaborations:
The Bagad is endlessly enthusiastic in widening its musical repertoire and opening its musical horizons to other genres.

Fondé en 1973, le Bagad Plougastell, porte les couleurs de son territoire qui, aux portes de Brest a su cultiver et conserver son identité forte et singulière.

C’est à travers le dynamisme et l’énergie de ses musiciens que le Bagad Plougastell puise sa force et sa vitalité musicale depuis 45 ans.
Depuis toujours ancré dans son terroir et fier de son patrimoine musical, le Bagad a su mêler tradition populaire à d’autres formes artistiques lui permettant d’élargir ses horizons musicaux.

La musique que nous jouons est avant tout celle d’une identité culturelle forte, celle de la Bretagne. Plus que jamais, cette musique vivante et contemporaine, prenant ses sources dans l’extraordinaire répertoire musical breton, est l’inspiratrice de chaque sonneur du Bagad et de nos créations.

Participant depuis 1987 aux concours du Championnat National des bagadoù, le Bagad Plougastell a remporté de nombreux titres et se classe aujourd'hui dans l'élite des bagadoù.

Le Bagad Plougastell, à l'aise sur scène comme dans la rue, propose au public tout au long de l'année de nombreuses prestations et spectacles, en parcourant la Bretagne et le reste du monde.

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 1:00 pm Street Animation
04/26/2019 1:00 pm Street Animation
04/27/2019 12:00 pm Scène des Jeunes
04/27/2019 1:00 pm Street Animation
04/28/2019 12:45 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
04/28/2019 1:00 pm Street Animation
Cha Wa
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Funk

From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. “Spyboy” was produced by Galactic’s Ben Ellman and features special guests Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (The Wild Magnolias, HBO’s Treme), Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Nth Power), and Danica Hart.

Cha Wa’s debut, “Funk N Feathers,” explored contemporary riffs on the traditional music Boudreaux grew up singing alongside his grandfather, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, in the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe. Now “Spyboy” ups the ante by digging deeper into the sound of New Orleans culture and giving it a modern twist. The disc’s largely original material takes advantage of the band’s new horn section to highlight the musicians’ personal ties to the street music of their hometown. “We wanted to take the roots of what we love about New Orleans brass band music and Mardi Gras Indian music and then voice it in our own way,” says the group’s drummer and founder, Joe Gelini.

Dating back to the late 1800s, the Mardi Gras Indian tradition began when African-American men first marched in Native American dress through the streets of New Orleans on Mardi Gras day. The tradition, which includes a host of songs shared among the various tribes, has been kept alive for over a century and today is as vital as ever. Mardi Gras Indians have influenced the biggest names in New Orleans music: The Meters, Dr. John, the Marsalis family, the Neville Brothers, Trombone Shorty and others. The most prominent Mardi Gras Indian today is Monk Boudreaux, the Big Chief of the Golden Eagles tribe, and his grandson J’Wan Boudreaux (who holds the position of Spyboy in the tribe) is stepping up with Cha Wa to propel their culture forward.

J’Wan joined the group when he was still in high school. At the time, Gelini, then a recent Berklee School of Music grad, had been playing drums for Boudreaux’s grandfather, having learned the traditional Mardi Gras Indian beats from original Wild Magnolias bass drummer Norwood “Geechie” Johnson at Sunday night Indian practices in Uptown New Orleans. As the band evolved, J’Wan emerged as the front man. On “Spyboy,” Boudreaux’s vocals (with support from Thaddeus “Peanut” Ramsey’s smooth-voiced Indian style), the booming, funked-up sound of the band’s new four-part horn section, and Gelini’s mix of second line grooves and soulful Indian rhythms have all combined to kindle a new fire in Cha Wa’s ever-developing sound.

Although “cha wa” means “we’re comin’ for ya” in Indian vernacular, Boudreaux says the album “Spyboy” is “Cha Wa all around” for a different reason. With songwriting contributions to “Spyboy” from band members Joe Maize, Thaddeus ‘Peanut’ Ramsey, Ari Teitel and Clifton ‘Spug’ Smith, along with J’Wan and Gelini, Cha Wa ignites an entire new generation with contemporary anthems set ablaze by its high-flying ensemble. Says Boudreaux, “Everyone put their minds together to make this music. Everyone had input on at least one song. And the whole band has a different type of connection these days. Everybody’s bonded now. Everybody’s just having fun”.

The track “Get On Out the Way” -- with its loose, ‘70s funk rhythm, tight horn parts and deep, bouncing sousaphone -- brings that celebratory vibe to life by spiking a traditional Indian phrase with a fast-moving brass band twist.

There’s also a more serious, social message at work in Cha Wa’s music. Gelini and Monk wrote “Visible Means Of Support” about Monk’s experience with the ‘50s-era Jim Crow vagrancy law used primarily to arrest African-American men. On the J’Wan-penned, big beat-centric “Chapters,” the singer tackles more contemporary issues, in this case, the internal struggles he faced while being raised by a single mom.

The mellow, piano and vocals-only “J’Wan’s story” sees him taking a different approach to bridging the gap between beauty and harsh reality in New Orleans when he explains, spoken word-style, the basics about how and why Mardi Gras Indian culture developed.

“We dress up in the Indian suits to pay homage to the Native American Indians, because around the time of slavery, they were the first ones to take us in,” he says, elaborating on the song. “Everything on our suits is handmade -- the beads, the patterns, we sew together pieces of fabric and make the panels, we make the boots -- everything.”

Not that you need a firm understanding of Indian or brass band culture to feel the dance-ready vibrations of Cha Wa’s new music. “It’s dance music so I think people are attracted to it. Even if people have no idea what the history is, it’s automatically infectious,” Gelini explains. “J’wan’s the next generation,” the drummer adds. “He’s keeping this flame lit.”

La fanfare de la Nouvelle-Orléans rencontre les costumes traditionnels indiens de Mardi-Gras. Cha Wa fait rayonner l'énergie de la culture de rue de la ville. L’album "Spyboy" (un clin d'œil au rôle de J'Wan Boudreaux dans les Golden Eagles) est un mélange moderne de sons enflammés. Popmatters décrit le groupe comme "un grand gumbo de chants, de rythmes enivrants et de groove deep funk auxquels il est impossible de résister".

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 6:45 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Motel Radio
Homebase:United States

Genre:Indie Rock

Motel Radio is an indie rock band hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band was born out of a songwriting collaboration between college roommates, Ian Wellman and Winston Triolo, that has since grown into a full band consisting of Eric Lloyd (drums), Andrew Pancamo (bass), and David Hart (keys).
Early writing and recording culminated in the summer of 2015 with the band’s independently released EP “Days and Nights”. The EP earned them supporting slots for national acts such as Drive-By Truckers and Kurt Vile in addition to festival performances at Firefly, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and SXSW among others. The band was named “Best Emerging Artist” at the 2016 Big Easy Awards in their home town of New Orleans.
Motel Radio’s atmospheric, harmony-driven sound and unique dual frontman arrangement garnered the attention of Roll Call Records, who released their EP ‘Desert Surf Films’ in September 2016.
Motel Radio est un groupe de rock indépendant originaire de la Nouvelle-Orléans, en Louisiane. Le groupe est né d'une session d'écriture collaborative entre les colocataires d’université, Ian Wellman et Winston Triolo, qui est depuis devenu un groupe complet composé d'Eric Lloyd (batterie), Andrew Pancamo (basse), et David Hart (clavier).
Les résultats des premières sessions d’écriture et d’enregistrement ont été obtenus à l'été 2015 avec la sortie indépendante de l'EP "Days and Nights". Cet EP leur a permis d’accompagner des groupes nationaux tels que Drive-By Truckers et Kurt Vile en plus de leurs prestations au festival Firefly, au New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, et au SXSW entre autres. Le groupe a été nommé "Best Emerging Artist" aux Big Easy Awards 2016 dans leur ville natale de la Nouvelle-Orléans.
Le son d’ambiance et harmonieux de Motel Radio et l'arrangement unique de deux chanteurs principaux ont attiré l'attention de Roll Call Records, qui a sorti leur EP 'Desert Surf Films' en septembre 2016.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 8:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
The Flying Balalaika Brothers
Homebase:Russia

Genre:Phico - Gypsy Rock and Roll

Zhenya Kolykhanov (Zhenya Rock) graduated from Tchaikovsky Music College in Vologda, Russia, in 1984. He later came to the United States to study critical thinking, reading and fine arts at the University of Delaware. In addition to the balalaika, Mr. Kolykhanov plays guitar, composes songs for television, and creates art for commercials.
Sergey Vashchenko earned a bachelor’s degree in conducting and balalaika from Lysenko State Music College in Poltava, Ukraine, in 1980 and a master’s in orchestral conducting, teaching and balalaika performance from the Mussorgsky Ural State Conservatory in Sverdlovsk, Russia, in 1985. Vaschenko’s experience includes: Dean of the Faculty of Arts for Perm State Institute of Culture in Perm, Russia; soloist for the Latvian Chamber Orchestra “Lira”; music educator in Russia, Latvia, Spain, Dallas and Austin; and guest conductor for the Houston Balalaika Society. He won an international award at the music festival in Segovia, Spain, and was a contender for a 2003 and 2008 Grammy Award in the World Music category."

The post went on to elaborate on the group's outreach efforts in area schools:

"In addition to touring and performing, they began successfully presenting educational programs in three languages (English, Spanish and Russian) to students of Texas public and private schools, celebrating the arts in all its diversity by providing a unique approach to studying both the profound similarities and distinctive differences of people throughout history and around the world."

Mr. Kolykhanov and Mr. Vashchenko have formed a non-profit organization called Musical Connections in order to fund and facilitate educational opportunities for young people. Musical Connections and The Flying Balalaika Brothers have a symbiotic relationship in that the non-profit provides an administrative foundation for the band's artistic objectives, while the band personifies the non-profit. The non-profit's official website articulates its mission:

Musical Connections is a Texas domestic nonprofit corporation, organized to promote a greater understanding of the music of the world through performances, cultural exchanges, musical history and heritage, and by educating the public about the multitude of music produced by cultures around the world. The founders believe that many people in this country fail to appreciate the great variety of music produced in the world today principally because they have not been educated about that music, or have not had chance to hear it performed.

Créé en 1995 par le virtuose de la guitare Eugeniy Kolykhanov, alias Zhenya Rock, le groupe Flying Balalaika Brothers a commencé son voyage à Los Angeles avant de s'établir à Austin, au Texas. Sergey Vashchenko, formé à la balalaïka classique, a rejoint FBB en 2006. Depuis plus de 23 ans, le groupe a joué devant des publics très divers à travers le monde. Leur mélange unique de folk tzigane, de rock électrique et de performances visuelles interactives dynamiques est un mélange intrigant de styles culturels distinctifs et variés sur accordéon, balalaïka prima, guitares acoustiques et électriques, batterie et leur signature, la balalaïka basse - et la contrebasse en triangle qui a été un élément central de la musique populaire russe pendant des siècles.
Aujourd'hui, Balalaika Brothers est un groupe de 4 musiciens basé à Austin, Texas. Il présente généralement 4 programmes différents, du folk au rock électrique, pour différents publics selon l'événement, des festivals à haute énergie aux spectacles acoustiques assis, en passant par des spectacles pour des occasions privées et des mariages.

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 7:45 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
04/27/2019 1:15 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
Lane Mack & The Balladeers
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Country/Americana

LANE MACK brings to every show a trademark sound that could only be born from the swamps of Lafayette, LA. Be it his full band Swamp Rockin shows or his knock you out your socks one man band solo sets LANE will set the vibe and crowd volume to 11 and have every crowd singing along to his songs. Mack has graced the stage with numerous national recording artists such as Robert Randolph, Marc Broussard, Eric Lindell, Sonny Landreth and Royal Teeth. No matter the genre Lane Mack’s Lafayette sound seems to fit any bill. Mack has topped the iTunes blues charts with multiple ep releases which explore the raw power of swamp rock, a genre only few have been able to capture. He’s now exploring territory on the music he grew up on, classic country. With a band comprised of some of south Louisiana’s most soulful players LANE MACK & The The Balladeers are sure to give you a memorable show! It’s no doubt that living in a place that loves country music South La is sure to embrace Mack’s new vibe, and hopefully welcome it with an ice cold beer!
Lane Mack apporte à chaque concert un son caractéristique qui ne pouvait naître que dans les marais de Lafayette, LA. Que ce soit pour ses concerts avec son groupe Swamp Rockin ou pour ses incroyables performances solo d'homme-orchestre, Lane réglera l’excitation et le volume de la foule à 11 et la fera chanter à chaque chanson. Mack a partagé la scène avec de nombreux artistes nationaux tels que Robert Randolph, Marc Broussard, Eric Lindell, Sonny Landreth et Royal Teeth. Quel que soit le genre, le son en provenance de Lafayette de Lane Mack semble répondre à tous les besoins.
Mack s'est classé en tête des hit-parades Blues d'iTunes avec de multiples sorties d'EP qui explorent la puissance brute du swamp rock, un genre que peu d'artistes ont été capables de capturer. Il explore maintenant le territoire de la musique sur laquelle il a grandi, la country classique. Avec un groupe composé de quelques-uns des musiciens les plus passionnés du sud de la Louisiane, Lane Mack & The Balladeers sont sûrs de vous offrir un spectacle mémorable ! Il ne fait aucun doute qu’étant un endroit qui aime la musique country, le sud de la Louisiane adoptera les nouvelles ondes de Mack, et, avec un peu de chance, l’accueillera avec une bière bien fraîche !

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 9:00 am Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
The Hooten Hallers
Homebase:U.S.

Genre:High Energy Blues

Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues, rock, and soul band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their music range from pre-war blues to rock’n’roll to honky tonk and a hint of jazz, with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. In the same vein, the Hooten Hallers’ music isn’t quite Americana and it’s not quite punk, but a bit of both, fused together in a drunken tangle. Their live shows take the listener on a seamless ride from unapologetically raucous blues on the lap steel and bass sax, to a sweet three part harmony country ballad, to a romping dance number.
Le trio de Columbia au Missouri, The Hooten Hallers, est un groupe de blues, de rock et de soul très énergique, connu pour ses concerts itinérants et endiablés, avec un calendrier de tournée apparemment sans fin. La myriade d'influences dans leur musique va du blues d'avant-guerre au rock'n'roll en passant par le honky tonk et un soupçon de jazz, avec un penchant thématique pour l'étrange et l'inexpliqué. Dans le même ordre d'idée, la musique des Hooten Hallers n'est pas tout à fait Americana et ce n'est pas tout à fait punk, mais un peu des deux, fusionnés dans un mélange ivre. Leurs concerts emmènent le public dans un voyage sans faille, allant du blues rauque sur le lap steel et le saxophone basse, à une douce ballade country à trois voix en harmonie, en passant par un numéro de danse endiablée.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 3:00 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
04/28/2019 2:15 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
Oscar Soul Experience
Homebase:Sweden

Genre:Soul

OSCAR Soul Experience is a Swedish Soul band that was put together in 2016. The goal of the band is to re-ignite soul - both as a genre and as an expression. Oscar and his band aims to interact with the audience in the most intimate and organic fashion, where it really matters, through LIVE performances. In the last two years alone, the band has toured Sweden, China, Finland, UK and the USA, amassing over 200 live performances. The band's philosophy lies in the belief that music should be about the feeling at all times and that the most magical experience is when music brings people together. This is exactly what the band conveys at their live shows. So, let's come together and be a part of the Soul Experience.
OSCAR Soul Experience est un jeune groupe de Soul suédois formé en 2016. Depuis leurs débuts, ils tournent constamment et ont joué en Suède, en Chine, en Finlande, au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis. Au total, ils ont déjà fait près de 200 concerts. Le but du groupe est de faire revivre la Soul, à la fois comme genre et comme moyen d'expression artistique et musicale.
Dans un monde où la musique est consommée passivement via des plateformes numériques, le groupe Oscar Soul Experience veut faire le voyage "à l'ancienne" avec des tournées intenses autour de l'amour pour la musique.
La philosophie d'Oscar Soul Experience est d'utiliser la musique pour transmettre des émotions à tout moment, et de créer une communauté de gens autour de la musique et de la Soul.
Et ceci ne peut se faire qu’en jouant live. Une expérience magique et inoubliable qui redonne espoir et joie de vivre.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 8:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Kuwaisiana
Homebase:Kuwait/Louisiana

Genre:Indie Rock/Ska

With songs in Arabic and English, KUWAISIANA is a NOLA-based band working to produce a raw, danceable, big-band sound. The bilingual band synthesizes the experiences of everyday Arab-American youth, Muslims, and the emergent perspective of Khaleejis living in the Arabian Peninsula. Their debut album Chapter 1 was released through Universal Middle East in Dubai in May 2018. Their debut music video GASHXI is available online.

Lyrically, +Aziz is a Kuwaiti songwriter who works to explore dysfunctions found in the cultures he knows so well. Blurring the lines between personal and imagined experiences, his metaphor-rich lyrics sustain a tension between conversational and a more evocative, poetic perspective. Kuwaisiana is taking their first steps at a time when the Arabic language faces serious challenges. On the one hand, America’s xenophobia has kicked into high gear. On the other side of the world, a new generation of kids growing up in the Middle East struggles to speak its mother tongue.

Drawing fitfully from their surrounds, the septet’s sonics are bolstered by bursts of brass and the lilt of (apparently synthesized) accordion, conjuring a rootsy, Cajun vibe around +Aziz’s raw, DIY-rock approach... the lyrics on “Chapter 1” carry subtle weight as a reflection on the modern Arab experience, and potentially have an ambassadorial role to the band’s primarily American market... And this will prove +Aziz’s greatest gift — the ability to channel his concerns into big, hooky choruses which feel instantly familiar, presenting the modern Arab-American experience with the inclusive theatrics of Middle American stadium rock." Martin Wigham, Arab News (2018)

“Part of the fun of Chapter 1 is seeing someone take on a bold project. During a presidency that treats every brown-skinned foreign national as inherently suspicious, it’s exciting to hear one of Trump’s others literalize the American ideal. +Aziz has found a way to be himself in America without giving up who he is/was in Kuwait. It helps that the driving force in the music is a desire to make good songs and not to manifest of a concept.” Alex Rawls, My Spilt Milk (2018)

"At its core, the band is first and foremost a funk, rock, reggae band with the emphasis on spirit and personal authenticity. The band folds Arabic lyrics and musical touches into the arrangements, but they’re the seasoning not the Sauce." Alex Rawls, My Spilt Milk (2017)

Avec des chansons en arabe et en anglais, Kuwaisiana est un groupe basé à la Nouvelle-Orléans qui produit un son dansant. Dirigé par le musicien koweïtien +Aziz, le groupe bilingue fait la synthèse des expériences des jeunes Arabo-Américains, des musulmans, et des Khalijis vivant dans la péninsule arabique qui occupent une place grandissante. Leur premier album est sorti chez Universal Middle East.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 6:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
The Amazing Nuns
Homebase:U.S.

Genre:Rock

The Amazing Nuns don’t sound like they’re from Lafayette. But the band is a local institution — a rock ’n’ roll outfit that sounds like Frank Zappa, more psychedelic/trippier Beatles, or even Steely Dan, but can churn out swamp pop and waltzes like a postmodern Warren Storm. The band’s songs move from jingle-pop to dissonant prog-rock without hesitation, jarring audiences with note-for-note stage recreations. And it’s been doing it for years, building a cultish legend.

Around 2007, I first witnessed the Nuns, in Baton Rouge. Mid-song, guitarist/keyboardist Philippe Billeaudeaux — also a key member of Feufollet — changed a broken guitar string in a matter of seconds, so it seemed, then started playing with the band, not missing a beat. It was witchcraft. I’ve been entranced ever since with the band’s ridiculously catchy, unclassifiable tunes.

By musical reputation, you’d expected band founder Justin Robinson to be ornery and distant; think Neil Young in his Ragged Glory days. Discussing the band’s album release party Friday night at The Pearl, the hush-voiced multi-instrumentalist gracefully shrugged off his band’s local stature as a band set apart.

“Everybody in Lafayette has always treated us well,” Robinson says. “Everybody’s been nice and helped us out as much as they could. I’m always flattered by it.”

Robinson says he did draw upon some bitterness when coming up with the band’s latest album title, Chicken Little Was Right, an allusion to the old Disney animated short where the character is unreasonably afraid that the sky is falling.

“If you’ve ever seen that original short, you’ll see Foxy Loxy telling lies to everybody, and you can take it from there if you want,” he says with a short laugh.

Still, Chicken Little Was Right is hardly an aggressive or angry record. “Go Away” features a saloon-style shuffle. “The Ghost” feels like something out of a spy flick with its vibraphones and jazz brushes. Then, there’s “Raindrops,” Robinson’s seven-and-a-half minute ode to the niche music genre, vaporwave.

Sample tracks from Chicken Little Was Right here.

“I was reading a list on the Internet, and it had listed the worst possible music genres,” Robinson says. “Vaporwave was one of them. People were taking music from the early ’80s and slowing it down, editing it. I thought it was really cool. I thought I would give it a shot.”

“We always want to do something new. We’re always looking for a new challenge,” he adds.

That restless creativity has been a constant for The Amazing Nuns, specifically Robinson, a punk rocker from Thibodaux who grew up on Black Flag, Dead Kennedys then Zappa, and The Residents. When he and his wife/bassist Paula decided to start a band, the challenge was just finding other band members.

“We auditioned people for two years,” Robinson says. “I wanted the band to be a seven-piece. I wanted big vocals and lots of instruments, a small horn section, maybe. I guess I was naive in a way, back then. I thought, ‘Oh, I’ll just get these people to play with us,’ and I had this list of the best musicians at the time in Lafayette. I’d ask them, ‘Oh, you wanna join my little band?’ Then, they’d look at me and say, ‘Who are you?’”

During the Halloween season of 2002, the Robinsons finally had a trio. They decided if anyone came to the shows and was interested in the music, maybe they would also find a musician or two to help fill out the band’s sound. Over the next four years, the band added Billeaudeaux and the husband-and-wife team of Matt and Rachel Perry.

Robinson says The Amazing Nuns were fully formed by 2006. This last decade and change has seen the band release six albums and countless shows, even as the Perrys and Robinsons started their respective families and raised children. But now, as the kiddos get a little older, and with the release of Chicken Little Was Right, Robinson says the band has picked up again, playing more shows. He’s still surprised that his group has been around for this long.

“Lafayette has always had great bands, but they come and go, and we’ve just always stuck around,” Robinson says. When asked why he thinks that is, Robinson jokes that it’s been luck. “Another half-joke answer would be because we’ve never had success or money.”

The Amazing Nuns are not quite as Robinson imagined it would be, the seven-piece with horn solos and big vocals. To him, it’s better.

“I don’t want a seven-piece anymore, you know?” he says. “What we have now is exactly what I want. It’s perfect. I don’t want any change.”

-Matt Sigur

Les Amazing Nuns n'ont pas l'air de venir de Lafayette. Mais le groupe est une institution locale - un groupe de rock'n' roll qui ressemble à Frank Zappa, les Beatles en plus psychédélique, ou même Steely Dan, mais peut produire de la swamp pop et des valses comme un Warren Storm postmoderne. Les chansons du groupe passent sans accroc du jangle-pop au rock progressif dissonant et ébranlent le public avec des mises en scène note pour note. Et il le fait depuis des années, construisant ainsi sa légende.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 2:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Presents: Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre: Louisiana Creole

Born in 1983, Cedric grew up in San Felipe, Texas surrounded by the blues, old soul, country, and zydeco music. Though hip-hop was then popular amongst his peers, Cedric developed an affinity for the old-style French songs of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas.

He soon found himself in Lafayette, Louisiana where he became part of the musical community and began contributing to the continuity of Creole music, quickly immersing himself in French music and language. Over the next several years, Cedric performed French music in 17 countries and on 7 full-length albums with various groups, including the Pine Leaf Boys, Corey Ledet, Les Amis Creole with Ed Poullard and J.B. Adams, and with his own group, Bijou Creole.

He has played with some of the great names in Creole music, such as Dexter Ardoin and the Creole Ramblers and Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys. With the Pine Leaf Boys, Cedric added a Creole and Zydeco foundation to the group's roots Southwest Louisiana sound. Cedric continues to explore the roots of Louisiana's Creole music with his own band, Bijou Creole.

He has performed in places across the United States as well as in Frech Canada, various parts of Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Africa and Asia. He has said he wants "to present the Creole Nation of Louisiana to the Creole Nations in other parts of the world, to make these Creole cultures aware of the existence of each other."

In 2010 Watson appeared in season 1 episode 7 of the HBO series Treme with Wilson Savoy. Watson left the band to form Bijou Creole in 2007. Cedric Watson plays a variety of old-school Zydeco styles, original material, and Creole traditionals. The polyrhythmic and syncopated sounds of Africa and the Caribbean echo in his ensemble. He plays accordion, fiddle and gourd banjo. His greatest mentor who Cedric considers his musical Godfather is Edward Poullard. He also recognizes James Adams as a great mentor.

Cedric's creative style and obvious joy in playing make him an engaging and exciting performer. Moving with ease between fiddle and accordion, his natural playfulness on stage makes him just plain fun to watch. More recently with Bijou Creole, he is developing an expansive modern take on his adopted state's already hybridized Creole sounds, flavoring it with a mixture of soul, stringband and Afro-Caribbean influences, an approach that reached its fullest expression yet on 2013's Le Troubadour Creole. One of the brightest contemporary talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole and Zydeco (Louisiana French) music over the last decade, Cedric Watson is a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist & songwriter with seemingly unlimited potential.

Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole donnent une nouvelle vie aux sonorités anciennes de la danse country et de la bourré françaises et espagnoles accompagnées de rythmes des tribus congolaises de l’ouest de l’Afrique, vendues comme esclaves aux Caraïbes et en Louisiane par les Français et les Espagnols.
Possédant visiblement un répertoire sans fin, Cedric joue de tout : des mélodies créoles oubliées et des reels obscurs de Dennis McGee, en passant par des musiques cadiennes et zarico plus modernes, intégrant parfois de la musique bluegrass au violon ou encore des sons de vieux groupes. Contrairement à la majorité de ses pairs, c’est un compositeur hors normes puisqu’il écrit toutes ses chansons sur son accordéon Hohner à deux rangs. À travers ses chansons, Cedric canalise la diversité de ses ancêtres (Africains, Français, Amérindiens et Espagnols) pour créer sa propre identité musicale.

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 10:15 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Louie Fontaine & Starlight Searchers
Homebase:Denmark/Louisiana

Genre:Americana, Blues, Country, Rock

Louie Fontaine’s album, The Sun Ain’t Black, is the culmination of three decades of experience playing and recording a wide variety of music. The Sun Ain’t Black is primarily an Americana record with blues, country and even art rock finding their way onto the disc. Shades of the Stones, Tom Petty, Nick Cave and Tom Waits peek in and out of this collection of gems. The songs are gems but the live show is an off the hook rock concert with an energy that can only be seen to be believe. if Queens of the Stone Age were an Americana band with David Bowie as the frontman, you’d have Louie Fontaine & The Starlight Searchers.

The Danish-born Fontaine, who lived in New Orleans from 2000-2002, returned to Louisiana in 2015. He was determined to record in Louisiana ever since his close friend Rockie Charles passed away in 2010. Louie felt the urgency to make a musical statement so he booked time at the Dockside studios and cut basic tracks. With co-producer & engineer Tony Daigle, Fontaine knew he was closing in on his goal as the album took shape. “The songs were fresh,” says Fontaine, who penned all the songs excepting the one Charles penned for him, “That’s Rocking.”

Fontaine then brought his band, The Starlight Searchers over from Europe to record with him. The recording line-up included Louie on guitar, baritone guitar and bass, Rick Heart on the Hammond organ, steel guitar and piano, lead guitarist Egon Kronberg and bassist Martin Burke. Singing back-up were Charlene Howard, Teka Briscoe and Sharon Colette. Russell Batiste (Funky Meters) then completed the line-up by joining the band as the touring drummer.

The centerpiece of the album consists of dramatic songs in the great Fontaine theatrical tradition. The title track, “the Hambiltons” and “The Pill,” were both made into videos. “The Pill” is a concept song with an intricate, Bowie-like vocal arrangement, and “The Hambiltons” an elaborate murder ballad. “One of the first records I made back in the ’90s was a rock musical called Murder Before Justice,” Fontaine explains. “So there was always a theatrical element. Performing live I like to change costumes, I like to be a little more than just a man with a guitar.”

Why New Orleans?

“People understand my kind of music and they understand me over here better,” he explains. “I can do a lot more here. I can take greater chances here. The door is open for me to do a lot of things. I may have been born in Denmark, but I dream in English now.”

Née au Danemark, Fontaine, qui a vécu à la Nouvelle-Orléans de 2000 à 2002, est retourné en Louisiane en 2015. Depuis le décès de son ami Rockie Charles en 2010, il avait la volonté d’enregistrer en Louisiane. Louie a ressenti le besoin de s’exprimer à travers la musique. Il a réservé les studios Dockside et a coupé des pistes de base. Avec le coproducteur et ingénieur Tony Daigle, Fontaine savait qu'il se rapprochait de son objectif au fur et à mesure que l'album prenait forme. "Les chansons étaient fraîches", dit Fontaine, qui a écrit toutes les chansons à l'exception de celle que Charles a écrite pour lui, "That's Rocking." L’album le plus récent de Louie Fontaine, The Sun Ain't Black, est l'aboutissement de trois décennies d'expérience à jouer et enregistrer une grande variété de musique. The Sun Ain't Black est avant tout un disque d'Americana avec du blues, de la country et même l'art rock s’y fait une place. Shades of the Stones, Tom Petty, Nick Cave et Tom Waits passent une tête dans cette collection de pépites. Si Queens of the Stone Age était un groupe d’Americana avec David Bowie comme chanteur principal, vous auriez Louie Fontaine & The Starlight Searchers.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 5:30 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
The Pine Leaf Boys
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun/Zydeco

Louisiana's finest, world-renowned Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Louisiana music with youthful exuberance, blending the sounds of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp-Pop, Country, and Soul. Founded in 2005 in Lafayette, Louisiana, Pine Leaf Boys have garnered one Grammy® award (2012 Best Regional Roots) and four Grammy® Nominations, as well as six invitations from the U.S. State Department to present their music to 23 countries throughout Europe and Asia. New York Times described the boys’ music as “the link that connects the young and the old generations,” and Rolling Stone Magazine quoted, “the best new, energetic, and fun Cajun band in a very long time.”
Les meilleurs de Louisiane, les Pine Leaf Boys bénéficient d’une renommée mondiale. Ils se sont fait un nom en présentant leur propre marque inimitable de musique louisianaise avec une exubérance pleine de jeunesse, mélangeant les sons cadiens, zarico, swamp-pop, country et soul. Établis en 2005 à Lafayette, en Louisiane, les Pine Leaf Boys ont remporté un Grammy® award (2012 Best Regional Roots) et quatre nominations aux Grammy®, ainsi que six invitations du Ministère des Affaires Étrangères américain pour présenter leur musique dans 23 pays d'Europe et d'Asie. Le New York Times a décrit leur musique comme « le lien qui relie les nouvelles et les anciennes générations », et le magazine Rolling Stone les a désigné comme « le meilleur nouveau groupe cadien, énergique et amusant depuis très longtemps ».

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 5:00 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
The Revelers
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun

The Revelers combine swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana. The depth of this band has only developed from digging deeper into the dancehall traditions of Southwest Louisiana and emerging with an arsenal we call Louisiana Jukebox Music. Equally at home on a festival main stage, a late night dance party, or a performing arts hall, the Revelers have taken their mission coast to coast in the US and around the world from Ireland to Denmark, to their own Black Pot Festival in Lafayette, celebrating the region's Cajun culture and cuisine. The sheer power and raucousness of the band’s sound is tempered only by their unbelievable tightness as a group. Each member incredibly talented in their own right, The Revelers come together to embrace a wide range of musical genres and create a unique flair all of their own.
The Revelers combinent le swamp-pop, la musique cadienne, la country, le blues et le zarico dans un puissant mélange de musique roots qui ne pouvait venir que du sud-ouest de la Louisiane. La profondeur de ce groupe ne s'est développée qu'en creusant plus profondément dans les traditions dancehall du sud-ouest de la Louisiane et en émergeant avec un arsenal que nous appelons Louisiana Jukebox Music. Aussi à l'aise sur la scène principale d'un festival, que sur celle d'une soirée dansante ou celle d'une salle de spectacle, The Revelers ont emmené leur talent d'un océan à l'autre aux États-Unis et dans le monde entier, de l'Irlande au Danemark, à leur propre Black Pot Festival à Lafayette, célébrant la culture et la cuisine cadienne de la région. La puissance et la rugosité du son du groupe ne sont tempérées que par leur incroyable cohésion en tant que groupe. Chaque membre incroyablement talentueux à sa façon, The Revelers se réunissent pour embrasser un large éventail de genres musicaux et de créer un flair unique tous leurs propres.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 7:45 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
Latino Pulse
Homebase:Cuba/Martinique/Louisiana

Genre:Latin

Latino Pulse is a story of encounters, just as unlikely as fortunate, of passionate
music lovers who crossed multiple borders to find each other in the heart of Cajun
Country.

The story began in 2017 when Thanh-Mai united these global musicians for a sort
of freestyle Latin jam session on the terrace of the Cuban restaurant Pepin's. For
the first time in Lafayette, sounds of montunos filled the air. Word of mouth
followed, and the requests started pouring in. The group, which initially included
six musicians, grew in 2018 when the addition of a horn section only enriched their
salsa sound, a style of music like no other.

Under the musical direction of Guillermo Rojas, Latino Pulse is the first salsa group
in Lafayette. Their musical style centers on two premises: discovering and
celebrating the heritage of big names in salsa dura and developing a repertory of
original works composed by Jimmy Louis-Marie and Guillermo Rojas, which echo
traditional salsa while integrating multiple contemporary influences including jazz,
Antillean beats, reggae, electronica and rap, among others.

Latino Pulse emerged through Louisiana's festivals and lively music scene. The
image and spirit of Latino Pulse, at the same time local and international, is above
all celebratory, in its generosity, soul and joie de vivre. On stage, the group's 12
musicians and singers devote all their energy and passion to captivate and move
you with their exhilarating sounds. As they say, salsa is the perfect mix of flavors
and spice!

Latino Pulse c’est l’histoire de rencontres, autant improbables qu’heureuses, de passionnés de musique à travers la France, les Antilles, les États-Unis, la Colombie, Cuba.
Le groupe s’est formé autour de la salsa, musique festive par excellence, afin de partager avec vous des danses endiablées avec joie de vivre et générosité.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 12:00 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
Jacques Surette
Homebase:Nova Scotia

Genre:Singer/songwriter

Jacques Surette is quickly becomming Nova Scotia's most prominent young bilingual artist. At the age of 18, is just 18 he has already written many incredible songs both in French and English. He started writing and laying out fragments of his thoughts on paper at 14 years. He refers to his genre as folky music or alternative folk. He recorded his first album in January and February 2019 produced by well-known artist Lisa LeBlanc and Benoit Morier. The album will be launched on Moncton’s label Le Grenier musique.
Jacques Surette est un auteur/compositeur de 18 ans qui vient de la région Sud-Ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Il passe la majorité de son temps à écrire des chansons qui parlent de sa culture et de son coin de pays. Il a commencé à jouer la guitare à l’âge de 12 ans et il a commencé à composer ses propres chansons à 14 ans. Jacques Surette est la nouvelle étoile de son coin de pays, et rayonne de plus en plus un peu partout en Acadie. Au cours de la dernière année, ce jeune artiste a suscité beaucoup d’intérêt sur les réseaux sociaux avec ses chansons simples et touchantes. Son clip « Marche, marche, marche » a été visionné près de 350 000 fois ! C’est Le Grenier musique sortira son premier album et c’est la grande artiste acadienne Lisa LeBlanc qui fera la réalisation du disque, avec l'aide du coréalisateur Benoit Morier. Pour Lisa, ce sera une première expérience de réalisation, un travail qu’elle rêve de faire. Ce disque lui permettra de faire plus de spectacles et de se faire connaitre à un vaste public.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 6:00 pm Pavillon du Nouveau Brunswick
04/27/2019 1:00 pm JD Bank Pavillon de Cuisine
04/27/2019 6:30 pm Pavillon du Nouveau Brunswick
04/28/2019 12:00 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
04/28/2019 2:30 pm JD Bank Pavillon de Cuisine
Salwa
Homebase:Belgium

Genre:Belly Dance

Salwa grew up in Zaire (Currently, the Democratic Republic of Congo), Kinshasa, where dancing is part of the daily social activity. Since her youngest years, dance has been a big part of her life. On her arrival to Brussels, she immediately followed Salsa, Flamenco and Hip-Hop classes but found her true passion in the Middle Eastern Dance. Driven by this passion, she decided to quit her career as an aeronautic engineer and concentrate all her energy on being a professional dancer.

Being a perfectionist with eager to learn, she followed an intensive and regular training, in Brussels, with Gudrun Malhberg, and internationally, having the opportunity of meeting as much as she could all the Middle Eastern Dance Master teachers. Searching to further enrich her dancing skills, she learned new dances and techniques such as the Twirling Dervishes, Gipsy and Indian dances, classic ballet, yoga, American Tribal Style (ATS), Tribal Fusion Dance

Following her rich experience, she has developped her own Middle Eastern Dance style. This unique original style, will quickly be noticed and appreciated. She's regularly invited to dance and teach in prestigious events such as International Middle Eastern dance festivals, or privates events in Belgium and abroad (Spain, Portugal, France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Thailand, Israel, Congo RDC, etc.). She cover all levels from beginners to master class during the workshops.

Her diversity and experience allows her creating shows presenting a delicious mixture and fusion of diverse dance styles and art forms. The last creation, « Plume et Poil », a family show was presented a dozen of time in Belgium, Holland and Morocco.

She was asked to perform as soloist for the last Nancy Ajram’ Concert in Belgium in 2008 in one of the biggest stage of Belgium “ Foret National”.

In 2006, she was invited to an international highly selective casting for the prestigious Canadian troop “Cirque du Soleil”, in the end of which she joined the troop’s dance squad in order to integrate a show of the next creations. She was invited by Miles Copland to perform on the Bellydance Superstar show in European tour in 2005

She was cast in many video clips, and many tv shows here in Belgium in the national Channel RTBF and VTM. In may 2012,she was cast by Jillina for her European Tour of her show “Bellydance Evolution” and was semi finalist on both Belgium National TV VTM and RTL-TVI for the show “ Belgium’s got Talent”.

She started her own dance company "the Salwa troop" in 2013 in witch she is the choreographer, artistic director and main dancer of the company. The company and her members won many awards in in the international contest "Bellydancer of the World" in Duisbourg, Germany in december 2013 and 2014, Benelux championship in all category in 2015.

The Salwa troop travelled in europe to perfom since 2013 in many Bellydance and fusion festivals. The troop was put at rest in 2017 as Salwa gave birth to an adorable little baby boy.

Salwa a grandi au Zaïre (l’actuelle République Démocratique du Congo), à Kinshasa. Dès son arrivée à Bruxelles, elle suivra des cours de salsa, de Flamenco et de Hip-hop, mais ce qui la passionne vraiment, c’est la danse orientale. Sa passion est tellement grande qu’elle décide d’arrêter son métier d’ingénieur en aéronautique qu’elle a exercé pendant 8 ans pour s’y consacrer totalement. Perfectionniste, elle se forme de manière régulière et intensive d’abord à Bruxelles, avec Gudrun Malhberg, et ensuite partout en Europe et en Egypte où elle peut rencontrer de grands professeurs. Salwa va par la suite enrichir sa formation en danse orientale par la pratique des tours Souffis, des danses tziganes et indiennes, de la danse classique, et du yoga. Jamais lasse de nouveautés, elle découvre le American Tribal Style (ATS) et va devenir en 2006 l’un des premiers professeurs réguliers de danse Tribal Orientale Fusion en Belgique.

Salwa, grâce à l’influence des nombreux types de danse qu’elle pratique, a développé son propre style en danse orientale. Elle est régulièrement invitée à danser pour des événements prestigieux tels que festivals et galas internationaux de danse orientale mais également de festivals connus tels que le festival Couleur Café où elle a animé la scène Danse de 2004 à 2014. Elle est souvent invitée à danser et à donner des stages de danse orientale, de danse tribale, de fusion orientale et des shows partout en Belgique et à l’étranger (Espagne, France, Portugal, Hollande, Luxembourg, Allemagne, Turquie, Italie, Kenya, Thaïlande, Israël, Congo RDC …). Elle enseigne aussi bien à des débutants qu'à des danseurs professionnels qui veulent se perfectionner.

Elle crée le spectacle "Plume et Poil" , où elle partage la scène avec GregLox un danseur de Hip Hop, rappeur et Enaïd, chanteuse et danseuse contemporaine. Ce spectacle jeune public sera présenté en Belgique, au Pays-Bas et au Maroc.

Elle danse en solo pour la chanteuse Libanaise Nancy Ajram dans l'une des plus prestigieuse salle de Belgique : Forest Nationale.

En 2006, Salwa est également sélectionnée par le prestigieux Cirque du Soleil pour faire partie de données « danse » pour leurs créations futures. Elle est invitée la même année à danser aux cotés de Bellydances Super Stars lors de leur tournée européenne en 2005. En 2012, elle fait partie de la tournée européenne de Bellydance Evolution, le show de Jillina et sera demi finaliste Sur VTM et RTL-TVI des émissions « Belgium’s got talent ».

Elle a tourné des clips vidéos pour Axel Red et Mohamed Lamine notamment.

Elle organise également ses propres cours et stages via son Asbl Art & Sens. Salwa a formé plusieurs danseuses qui sont devenues aujourd'hui des professionnelles à leur tour.

En 2013, Salwa monte sa propre troupe de danse "La salwa troop" dont elle est la principale chorégraphe,et danseuse, et directrice artistique. Cette troupe a gagné plusieurs premiers prix dont celui du concours international "Bellydancer of the World" en catégorie Fusion en décembre 2013 et décembre 2014 et au championnat du Benelux en classique orientale et Fusion en 2014 et 2015.

Salwa et la "Salwa troop" sont souvent invitées dans toute l'Europe pour des festivals de danse orientale et de Fusion pour des prestations. La Salwa troop a fait un break en 2017 lorsque Salwa est tombée enceinte et est devenue maman d'un adorable petit garçon.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 3:00 pm JD Bank Pavillon de Cuisine
French Mass
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:French Catholic Mass
A son of sugarcane sharecroppers, Rev. Fr. Bill Melancon was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana and is a native of Loreauville, Louisiana. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lafayette in November of 1993 and has been the voice of Catholic French Radio, spiritual assistant of the Community of Discalced Carmelites, Associate Pastor of St. Genevieve Roman Catholic Church in Lafayette, Pastor of many Catholic Churches in the Diocese including Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, St. Peter, Our Lady of Lourdes, and is currently serving at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Iberia. He travels extensively throughout the U.S. and has lead several pilgrimages to Italy, Spain, France, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, England, Greece as well as the Holy Land. Fr. Melancon has been involved with several instructional formats since 1979 beginning at UL as a Geography instructor. He now leads many classes, workshops, seasonal missions, Ultreya's, confirmation and RCIA instruction, secular Carmelite gatherings, retreats, days of reflection and vocation talks. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to enjoy his personal hobbies of bowling, basketball, volleyball, gardening and arts and crafts. Fr. Melancon has enjoyed celebrating the French Mass at Festival International since 2002.
Fils d'un métayer de canne à sucre, le Révérend Père Bill Melancon est né à St. Martinville, en Louisiane, et est originaire de Loreauville, en Louisiane. Il a été ordonné prêtre pour le diocèse de Lafayette en novembre 1993 et a été la voix de la Catholic French Radio, assistant spirituel de la communauté des carmes déchaussés, pasteur associé de l'église Sainte Geneviève à Lafayette, pasteur de plusieurs églises catholiques du diocèse dont l'église du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus, Saint Pierre, Notre-Dame de Lourdes, et est actuellement en service à Notre-Dame du perpétuel Secours à la Nouvelle Iberia. Il voyage beaucoup aux États-Unis et a dirigé plusieurs pèlerinages en Italie, en Espagne, en France, au Mexique, au Canada, au Portugal, en Angleterre, en Grèce, ainsi qu'en Terre Sainte. Le P. Melancon a été impliqué dans plusieurs enseignements depuis 1979, commençant à l’Université de Louisiane en tant que professeur de géographie. Il dirige maintenant plusieurs classes, ateliers, missions saisonnières, Ultreya, confirmation et instruction au rituel de d'initiation chrétienne des adultes, rassemblements carmélites séculiers, retraites, journées de réflexion et conférences de vocation. Malgré son emploi du temps chargé, il trouve encore le temps de s'adonner à ses passe-temps personnels : bowling, basket-ball, volley-ball, jardinage et artisanat. Depuis 2002, le P. Melançon aime célébrer la messe en français au Festival International.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 11:00 am Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
Mike Broussard & Nu’ Edition Zydeko
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Zydeco

I am Mike Broussard with Mike Broussard & Nu Edition Zydeko from Lawtell, La. I have been playing zydeco music since the age of 8 years old. The great Roy Carrier & the Zydeco Night Rockers was the first band that I had the pleasure of playing the wash board with. From there, I played the guitar with Wayne Singleton & the Same Ol Two Step which opened the doors for many opportunities. I have played with several great zydeco bands such as: Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Lil Nate & the Zydeco Bigtimers, Chris Ardoin and Nu Step Zydeko and others.
Zydeco music has been passed down from generation to generation. I learned so much from watching my uncle Herbert Broussard, who was the singer/song writer from Zydeco Force and my cousin Jeffery Broussard with Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys. In the attempt to keep zydeco music alive, I decided to start my own band in 2017. My band and I play a mix of traditional zydeco music from artists such as: Buck Wheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier and Rockin Dopsie and new age zydeco. I strive to keep the old school zydeco feel along with the new age zydeco sound each time I step on stage. The band and I recently won the “New Artist on the Rise” award from ZBT Awards hosted in Houston, TX.
Mike Broussard and Nu’Edition Zydeko est un jeune groupe plein d’énergie originaire de Lawtell en Louisiane, proposant des sonorités zarico uniques. Ensemble depuis près de deux ans, le groupe se produit régulièrement dans les différentes salles de la paroisse de Lafayette et propose un savant mélange de zarico traditionnel et moderne.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 6:00 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
Jaryd Lane & the Parish
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Country/Southern Rock

There is a sense of honesty, integrity, richness and power that speaks true through the sounds of Jaryd Lane allowing him to reach his audience in a way that seems near effortless. He connects to ordinary working people through lyrics that make a simple testament to their dreams, aspirations and hopes. Primarily based off of southern roots, this rootsy rocker has earned and gained the respect of music lovers ranging from rock to country to blues. Hailing from the Gulf coast of south Louisiana, Lanes songs speak of high lonesome stories tapping into God, sin, love, family, hardships and highs n lows in a Skynyrd grit and Segers drift sort of way. The characters in the songs, more times than none biographical, always tend to be relatable allowing his reputation as an artist/songwriter to grow in turn giving the listener a sense of wealth. As the old saying goes: 'You can't fake it if you're gonna make it, you gotta live it'. The long road to Lane as we know has been all but eventful at times. With deals gone sour Lane has proved that you could take ones innocence and attempt to leave like a kinlen for the coal, but the harder the life the sweeter the song. With a raw, rough-edged and emotional voice Lane has refused to be captured or tamed hitting the scene eager to build an even greater legion of fans. With such authenticity, Lane words are not only believable but you get a glimpse through his own eyes of his own frustrations, hopes and dreams that he has felt. Some may call that lost, but he calls it freedom. Having had the opportunity to share the stage with acts such as Bad Company, Aaron Lewis, Darius Rucker, Travis Tritt, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Edwin McCain has helped this southerner turn more than a few heads and is sure to keep em turning. With a determination and hunger to be heard, Lane is proof that if you do something long enough people will hear. With an acoustic based rootsy rockin southern sound, Lane is coming off his 9th independent studio released album titled 'DUST N BONES-VOL. 1', featuring 6 unplugged and raw tracks of some his biggest musical influences. Alongside his full band shows with (The Parish), Lane is also stringing up a number of solo acoustic shows called 'DUST N BONES SESSIONS' featuring Lane in a no smoke, no lights, just a guitar and a pile of songs enviroment. We invite you to listen to the sounds of Jaryd Lane. Ride Easy!!
Jaryd Lane possède un mélange vocal distinctif de soul, de blues et de country du Sud qui ouvre la voie à un sentiment d'honnêteté, d'intégrité, de richesse et de puissance qui se manifeste chaque fois qu'il monte sur scène. Combinez cela à son talent d'auteur-compositeur, et Jaryd Lane communique avec son public d'une manière qui semble presque sans effort. Il est né et a grandi dans le sud de la Louisiane. Les chansons de Jaryd Lane puisent dans tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans le Sud. La famille, Dieu, l'amour, le travail acharné et les bons moments, ainsi que les mauvais moments, sont tous à la base de ses chansons. Qu'il s'agisse d'une mise en scène acoustique plus intime ou d'une production scénique avec son groupe, The Parish, Jaryd s'adresse à des gens ordinaires qui travaillent dur par des paroles qui témoignent non seulement de ses rêves, aspirations et espoirs, mais aussi des leurs. L'émotion brute et la conviction de ces éléments, entrelacés avec le dévouement de Jaryd Lane à divertir ses fans, vous mèneront sur un chemin musical qui, par sa conception, est différent de "la norme".

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 12:30 pm JD Bank Pavillon de Cuisine
The Rayo Brothers
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Americana

Daniel and Jesse Reaux began performing as The Rayo Brothers at a songwriter competition in their home town of Lafayette, Louisiana. Joined by bandmates Lance Kelehan and Jordan Ardoin, the brothers infuse their old-time roots with rock band enthusiasm and keen songwriting abilities. The band creates an emotive amalgam of original music with elements of folk, rock, bluegrass, and classic country. Featuring sibling harmonies and a variety of instrumentation, they put on a rollicking show that flows from raucous foot-stompers to intimate ballads and everywhere in between. The Rayo Brothers’ latest album “Victim & Villain” was recorded at Dockside Studio with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle and producer Louis Michot and released in 2019 on Nouveau Electric Records.
Daniel et Jesse Reaux ont commencé à jouer sous le nom de Rayo Brothers lors d'un concours d'auteurs-compositeurs dans leur ville natale de Lafayette, en Louisiane. Rejoints par Lance Kelehan et Jordan Ardoin, les deux frères insufflent à leurs racines d'antan leur enthousiasme de groupe rock et leurs talents d'auteur-compositeur. Le groupe crée un amalgame émotif de musique originale avec des éléments folk, rock, bluegrass et country classique. Mettant en vedette des harmonies fraternelles et une variété d'instrumentation, ils présentent un concert endiablé qui va des musiques rythmiques aux ballades intimes. Le dernier album des Rayo Brothers, "Victim & Villain", a été enregistré au Dockside Studio avec Tony Daigle, lauréat d'un Grammy, et le producteur Louis Michot, et est sorti en 2019 chez Nouveau Electric Records.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 12:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
DPHRNTSTRKS
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:RnB/Funk

Blending old-school soul with modern funk & tastes of jazz,“DPHRNTSTRKS” brings a unique RnB experience cooked in the muddy waters of Louisiana. This gumbo of a group is unified in a groove unimpeded by the barriers set by society. Their music draws inspiration from a long list of eclectic influences including Erykah Badu, Snarky Puppy, & Anderson Paak.
Mélange de soul old-school et de funk moderne, agrémenté d’une pointe de jazz, "DPHRNTSTRKS" propose une expérience RnB unique concoctée à la louisianaise. Ce groupe fait sa route en ignorant les barrières imposées par la société. Leur musique s'inspire d'une longue liste d'influences éclectiques dont Erykah Badu, Snarky Puppy et Anderson Paak.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 4:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Soul Express Brass Band
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Brass

The Soul Express Brass Band, based out of Opelousas, were the first group of musicians to introduce New Orleans-style brass music into the Opelousas and Lafayette areas.
The Soul Express Brass Band was started in 2008 by Reginald Jackson and David Smith. Born out of a deep love for brass music, the band expanded to include six additional brass music lovers. The current band includes the following members: David Smith and Edward Rideaux on trombones, Chris Gill on saxaphone, Alonza King and Brandon Richardson on trumpets, Freddie Ford on tuba, Nathaniel Sonnier on bass drum and Reginald Jackson on snare drum.

The Soul Express Brass Band has played for many festivals and is proud to be in its' tenth consecutive year with Festival International. Additional festivals the group has played at include the Creole & Heritage Festival, Spice and Music Festival and Festival Acadiana. Soul Express Brass Band's greatest achievement was when the band played for the Ambassador of Liberia.

Currently, the Soul Express Brass Band performs in local venues and continues to inspire both locals and tourists to delight in the magic of brass!

Soul Express Brass Band, basé à Opelousas, a été le premier groupe de musiciens à introduire la musique de fanfare de la Nouvelle-Orléans dans les régions d'Opelousas et de Lafayette.
Soul Express Brass Band a été fondé en 2008 par Reginald Jackson et David Smith. Né d'un amour profond pour la musique de fanfare, le groupe s'est élargi pour inclure six autres amateurs de cuivres. Le groupe actuel se compose de David Smith et Edward Rideaux au trombone, Chris Gill au saxaphone, Alonza King et Brandon Richardson à la trompette, Freddie Ford au tuba, Nathaniel Sonnier à la grosse caisse et Reginald Jackson à la caisse claire.
Actuellement, le Soul Express Brass Band se produit dans des salles locales et continue de pousser les habitants et les touristes à se délecter de la magie des cuivres !

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 1:00 pm Street Animation
04/25/2019 8:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
04/26/2019 1:00 pm Street Animation
04/27/2019 1:00 pm Street Animation
04/28/2019 1:00 pm Street Animation
Zyde-Pokes
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Zydeco

McNeese State University’s newest performing group - the Zyde-Pokes – is keeping tradition alive in Southwest Louisiana.

This five-member student and community group was created through the W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts to preserve the rich Creole culture and keep the zydeco music traditions going strong.

The Zyde-Pokes also provide current and future students an avenue to perform in an ensemble relative to this region, while at the same time exposing the community to the future stars of this genre.

Members are Joshua Hebert, drums, Dayton January, bass, Ryan Miller, guitar, Efron Simon, keyboards, and Kaleb LeDay, accordion.

Le plus récent groupe de l’université d’État McNeese - les Zyde-Pokes - perpétue la tradition dans le sud-ouest de la Louisiane.
Ce groupe de cinq étudiants et membres de la communauté a été créé par le Département des Arts de la Scène W.A. et Dorothy Hanna pour préserver la riche culture créole et maintenir les traditions musicales zarico en vigueur.
Les Zyde-Pokes offrent également aux étudiants actuels et futurs l’opportunité de se produire dans un ensemble relatif à cette région, tout en exposant la communauté aux futures stars de ce genre.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 4:30 pm JD Bank Pavillon de Cuisine
Aucoin Family Band
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun

Louie Aucoin was born and raised in Evangeline parish in south Louisiana. His love for Cajun music was inspired from his grandfather legendary accordionist Cyprien Landreneau who was the first musician ever to be invited to the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island where Cajun music made its live debut outside of Louisiana. Louie is a founding member of the Cajun band T-Salé that he and his brother led in the early 2000’s. Louie also played bass for Lisa Trahan et L’esprit Cadien. He and his wife Shannon Comeaux Aucoin of Milton, Louisiana, played music with Lisa Trahan for almost a decade. At 5 years old, Ashton Aucoin began taking fiddle lessons at the Brazos Huval School of music. At almost 3 years old, Ivan Aucoin got his fist drum set and has been drumming ever since. Ivan also plays rhythm guitar and has accompanied his brother in several music events. Summer 2018, the boys earned first place at the Louisiana Farm Bureau state talent competition performing a tune using fiddle sticks. Fall 2018, Ashton earned first place in the youth division at the Battle of the Bows fiddle competition in Jennings, LA. Ashton and Ivan perform at musical events with the Brazos Huval School of Music. They have also performed with several Cajun bands including Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners and Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns. The Aucoin Family Band made their debut performance at a Louisiana Day celebration at the boys' school in Lake Charles, LA followed by a Bastille Celebration in downtown Lafayette, LA in the summer of 2018. They were also invited to the National Farm Bureau Convention and the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest. The family shares their love for Cajun music by playing a "front-porch" style of traditional Cajun tunes.
Louie Aucoin est né et a grandi dans la paroisse d'Evangeline au sud de la Louisiane. Son amour pour la musique cadienne est inspiré de son grand-père, le légendaire accordéoniste Cyprien Landreneau, qui fut le premier musicien à être invité au Newport Folk Festival à Rhode Island, où la musique cadienne a fait ses débuts en dehors de la Louisiane. Louie est un membre fondateur du groupe cadien T-Salé que lui et son frère ont dirigé au début des années 2000. Louie a également joué de la basse pour Lisa Trahan et L'esprit Cadien.
Avec son épouse Shannon Comeaux Aucoin, de Milton en Louisiane, il a joué aux cotés de Lisa Trahan pendant près de 10 ans.
À 5 ans, Ashton Aucoin a pris ses premiers cours de violon à la Brazos Huval Music School. À presque 3 ans, Ivan Aucoin a eu sa première batterie et depuis, il n’a cessé de jouer. Ivan joue aussi de la guitare rythmique et a accompagné son frère lors plusieurs événements musicaux. Durant l'été 2018, les garçons ont remporté la première place de la compétition Louisiana Farm Bureau State Talent en interprétant une mélodie à l'aide d’archets de violon.
À l'automne 2018, Ashton a remporté la première place dans la division jeunesse de la compétition de violon Battle of the Bows à Jennings, LA. Ashton et Ivan se produisent lors d'événements musicaux avec la Brazos Huval Music School. Ils ont également joué avec plusieurs groupes cadiens dont Leroy Thomas et les Zydeco Roadrunners et Jamie Bergeron et les Kickin' Cajuns.
Aucoin Family Band a fait ses débuts lors de la fête de la Louisiane dans leur école de Lake Charles, LA, suivie de la célébration du 14 Juillet à Lafayette, LA, à l'été 2018. Ils ont également été invités au National Farm Bureau Convention et au New Orleans Jazz Fest 2019. La famille partage son amour pour la musique cadienne en jouant des airs traditionnels cadiens dans un style convivial et familial.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 1:15 pm Scène des Jeunes
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Presents: Has Beans
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun/Zydeco

The Has Beans perform an eclectic mix of Cajun, Zydeco, Americana, Swamp Blues as well as an ever expanding repertoire of original songs. Unafraid to color outside of the lines, but always keeping that strong South Louisiana groove going. The Has Beans are a band that could only have come out of the fertile musical climate of Lafayette, Louisiana!
Musicians Danny Kimball (drums), Ward Lormand (accordion), Blake Castille (guitar), Phil Kaelin (guitar), Tommy Bodin (bass) and Michael Pollock (fiddle) all spent years playing, absorbing and learning from the legends of Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music. Has Beans inspiration and namesake comes from Red Beans and Rice Revue (including original "Bean" Danny Kimball), who were one of the early influences of Cajun music to the youth of South Louisiana in the mid 1970’s.
In the early 70's dancehalls like Jay’s Lounge, Bon Ton Rouler’ and Hamilton Club became the foundation for a growing appreciation of local music. This is where groups like Red Beans and Rice Revue, Zachary Richard and Michael Doucet's pre - Beausoleil group "Coteau" were setting the old dancehalls on fire. The music pouring out of the dances was exciting, very danceable and yes, rebellious; Traditional Cajun tunes and instruments blended with the melodic, improvisational lead guitar influence of the Allman Brothers and GratefulDead. The music blasting out of these old dance halls turned a whole younger generation onto the indigenous music of South Louisiana.

The brainchild of front man Ward Lormand was to put together a band that could recreate that revolutionary dancehall sound of the mid 1970’s. Along with this inspiration the band members, six former band leaders themselves, dig deep into their repertoire and add the influences of their former bands - File’, Sharecroppers, Basin Brothers, Swamp Angels, Red Beans and Rice Revue along with their favorite regional artists to round out the sound.

The Has Beans members years on the Crawfish Circuit as well as years touring the US and the world have honed their musicianship to where an improvisational extended solo or arrangement could happen at any time, turning a song into something special! All with that Cajun "Joi de Vivre".... Come on out and shake your Ya Ya's loose South Louisiana style with the Has Beans!
About the Musicians - The various members of the Has Beans through their long careers have toured the world, appeared on dozens of recordings and have been honored to have shared the stage with many of their musical heroes. An abbreviated list would range from Dewey Balfa , DL Menard, Hadley Castille... to Chubby Carrier, Keith Frank, Lightning Hopkins, Clifton Chenier... to Joel Sonnier, Doug Kershaw, Hunter Hayes, Paul Simon and Sonny Landreth to name but a few.

Un mélange éclectique de musiques cadiennes, zarico, americana, swamp Blues et de chansons de The Red Beans et de Rice Revue incluant plusieurs chansons originales. N'ayant pas peur de dépasser les limites tout en gardant un groove dansant imposant, Has Beans va vous faire passer un bon moment !
Jouant la musique avec laquelle ils ont grandis, les musiciens Danny Kimball (batterie), Ward Lormand (accordéon), Blake Castille (guitare), Phil Kaelin (basse) et Michael Pollock (violon), alias Has Beans, s'inspirent des Red Beans et Rice Revue, qui furent des influences de la musique cadienne chez les jeunes du Sud de la Louisiane dans les années 70.
Un solo improvisé prolongé peut surgir à tout moment et transformer une chanson en quelque chose de bien plus spécial !

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 6:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Sequoia Crosswhite
Homebase:U.S.

Genre:Six String Hip Hop/Reggae/Jazz/Blues/Funk/Rock with Native Roots

Sequoia Crosswhite has been presenting his Lakota Culture's Dance and Music since his teenage years. His presentations have lead him to bring many performances across the states for many Educational Institutions and Museums such as New York University to presenting over in Switzerland at the NONAM Museum. In between those performances Sequoia played with many different cover tune bands and underground Hip Hop shows that lead him to open up for such acts as The Southern Rock Allstars, Jimmy Van Zant, Vince Converse, Russell Jackson, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Three Six Mafia, Naughty By Nature, Afro-Man and most recent Rahzel and Jackopierce. He has had his compositions used by the Chamber Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and CAIRNs the center of American Indian Research and Native Studies. He has also composed and co- wrote two songs with the fourth grade class of Rockyford School on the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation.Sequoia is an independent artist with a diverse sound and style. All of his recordings are done from home so he can be close to his children. Sequoia plays a variety of instruments in the studio and performs live mainly with his Lakota Flutes and Guitar. Not only is he a musician but he is also a Teacher of Lakota Language and Culture and incorporates both his teaching skills and musical skills in all his varieties of performances. Sequoia has a love for all genres of music and Guaranteed to play a style you enjoy!
Sequoia apporte les sonorités traditionnelles Lakota à un mélange de Hip Hop acoustique, de Reggae/Jazz/Blues/Funk et de Rock avec sa voix soyeuse et ses flûtes Lakota qui sauront apaiser vos oreilles et vous faire danser tout en douceur ! Dernièrement première partie du groupe JACKOPEIRCE et de Rahzel the Beatbox Legend au Garage Show !
Sequoia est né et a grandi à Rapid City, SD. Il est un membre inscrit de la tribu des Sioux de Cheyenne River et un représentant de la riche histoire et culture de ses tribus. Sa musique a fait l'objet d'émissions de télévision nationales telles que Raw Travel, Born To Explore, Great Big Story et Transparent. Son album Wagnuka Olowan (Woodpecker Song) a servi de bande originale pour le film indépendant Lakota Girls. La musique de Sequoia n'a pas été approuvée par la Food and Drug Admnistration mais est reconnue pour réduire la pression artérielle !

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 5:00 pm JD Bank Pavillon de Cuisine
04/28/2019 12:30 pm Scène des Jeunes
School of Rock Lafayette
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Rock

School of Rock (SoR) is a world class performance-based music education curriculum with locations in 9 countries, 240 schools and over 30k students world-wide; and now School of Rock has a new location in Lafayette, LA! All SoR programs are performance-based and emphasize the message that music is not just about playing an instrument, it’s about teamwork, building confidence, and creating leaders. The team dynamic creates a supportive and motivating environment where students feel inspired to excel beyond their dreams. Students receive individual lessons as well as group rehearsals, culminating in real rock shows at real rock venues. This FIL performance will feature the best young musicians Acadiana has to offer!
School of Rock (SoR) est un parcours d'éducation musicale de classe mondiale basé sur la performance avec des sites dans 9 pays, 240 écoles et plus de 30 000 étudiants dans le monde entier; et maintenant School of Rock a un nouveau site à Lafayette, LA ! Tous les programmes sont axés sur la performance et mettent l'accent sur le message que la musique ne se résume pas à jouer d'un instrument, mais qu'il s'agit aussi de travailler en équipe, de développer la confiance et de créer des leaders. La dynamique d'équipe crée un environnement de soutien et de motivation où les étudiants se sentent inspirés pour exceller au-delà de leurs rêves. Les élèves reçoivent des leçons individuelles ainsi que des répétitions de groupe, qui aboutissent à de vrais concerts de rock dans de vrais lieux rock. Ce concert au Festival International de Louisiane mettra en vedette les meilleurs jeunes musiciens que l'Acadiana a à offrir !

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 2:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO)
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Symphony

The Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) is Lafayette's premier youth ensemble which provides excellence in orchestral performances of diverse repertoire and educational experiences for the inspiration and enrichment of the community. We strive to enrich, inspire, and encourage young kids so that we may promote the growth of music throughout Acadiana.
Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) est le premier ensemble de jeunes de Lafayette à offrir des prestations orchestrales d’excellence dans divers répertoires, et des expériences pédagogiques réussies dans le but d’inspirer et d’enrichir la communauté. L’ensemble s’efforce d'enrichir, d'inspirer et d'encourager les jeunes afin de promouvoir le développement de la musique à travers l'Acadiana.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 11:30 am Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette
Brazos Huval School of Music presents: Filles de St. Martin
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun

Steeped in the rich French traditions of southwest Louisiana's St. Martin Parish, Filles de St. Martin bring a youthful spirit and beautiful three-part vocal harmonies to accordion, mandolin, fiddle, and guitar driven acoustic roots music. Whether its their unique take on Cajun and creole standards, or a folky rendition of an R&B classic, Georgie Mae Harris, Gabrielle Leblanc, and Leiton Leblanc always deliver a stunning performance that you'll be talking about long after having heard them.
Imprégnées des riches traditions françaises de la paroisse St. Martin du sud-ouest de la Louisiane, les Filles de St. Martin apportent un esprit jeune et de belles harmonies vocales à trois voix à l'accordéon, la mandoline, le violon et la guitare de la musique roots acoustique. Qu'il s'agisse d'une interprétation unique de standards cadiens et créoles ou d'une interprétation folklorique d'un classique du R&B, Georgie Mae Harris, Gabrielle Leblanc et Leiton Leblanc offrent toujours une performance étonnante dont vous parlerez pendant longtemps.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 1:00 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
Huval Family Band
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun

Born and raised in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, the Huval Family Band is a hometown favorite, playing Cajun music with their unique twist.

It's dancing that fuels the music of the Huval Family Band. Band members got their start dancing with their parents, Doc and Irma, at family gatherings. Eventually instruments were acquired and mastered by several siblings, who then provided the music for these family dances where friends were always welcome to join in. All of the members of the band are multi-instrumentalists and perform regularly in Louisiana and throughout the country, with other bands (including Grammy award nominated and winning bands) as well. But their coming together as the Huval Family Band always results in an entertaining banter and unique performance with a special groove that comes only from living and fully appreciating their Southwest Louisiana culture.

Huval Family Band members are:
Brazos Huval, fiddle (Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys; High Performance; founder and instructor at Brazos Huval School of Music; instructor ULL Traditional Music Program)
Zach Huval, accordion
Jebb Huval, guitar (Robert Jardell and Pure Cajun)
Chad Huval, bass (Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, Jambalaya Cajun Band, Acadien Cajun Band, instructor at Brazos Huval School of Music; instructor ULL Traditional Music Program)
Kevin Dugas, drums (Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys; High Performance; instructor at Brazos Huval School of Music)

Né et élevé à Breaux Bridge, en Louisiane, Huval Family Band est un favori de sa ville natale, jouant de la musique cadienne avec une touche unique.

C'est la danse qui nourrit la musique du Huval Family Band. Les membres du groupe ont commencé à danser avec leurs parents, Doc et Irma, lors de réunions de famille. Des instruments ont finalement été acquis et maîtrisés par plusieurs frères et sœurs, qui ont ensuite fourni la musique de ces danses familiales, où les amis étaient toujours les bienvenus. Tous les membres du groupe sont multi-instrumentistes et se produisent régulièrement en Louisiane et dans tout le pays, avec d’autres groupes (y compris les groupes nominés et lauréats aux Grammy Awards). Mais leur association en tant que Huval Family Band a toujours pour résultat une plaisanterie amusante et une performance unique avec un groove spécial qui ne provient que de la vie et de la pleine appréciation de leur culture du sud-ouest de la Louisiane.

Les membres du Huval Family Band sont:
Brazos Huval, violon (Steve Riley et les Mamou Playboys; High Performance; fondateur et instructeur à l'école de musique Brazos Huval; instructeur ULL Programme de musique traditionnelle)
Zach Huval, accordéon
Jebb Huval, guitare (Robert Jardell et Pure Cajun)
Chad Huval, basse (Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, orchestre cambun Jambalaya, orchestre acadien cajun, instructeur à l'école de musique Brazos Huval; instructeur Programme de musique traditionnelle ULL)
Kevin Dugas, batterie (Steve Riley et les Mamou Playboys; High Performance; instructeur à l'école de musique Brazos Huval)

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 8:30 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
Les Etoiles de L’Immersion
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:French and Chanson

The idea of a francophone children’s choir began 5 years ago when famous singer and song writer Zachary Richard collaborated with music teacher & Martinique native, Jimmy Louis-Marie to have French immersion students sing with Zachary for the opening ceremonies of Festival Internationale, Lafayette’s premier annual free international music and arts festival. In 2015, Les Étoiles de l’Immersion included choristers from Lafayette Parish, New Iberia Parish, Calcasieu Parish , and New Orleans Parish. In 2016, Myrtle Place Elementary (MPE) students were joined by students from Martinique (French island in the Caribbean) who were participating in a cultural exchange with MPE. This past year, Les Étoiles de l’Immersion consisted of students from MPE and North Lewis School Elementary School. Les Étoiles de l’Immersion performed at the Governor's Mansion with Zachary Richard in 2016.
in 2018 les Etoiles de l'immersion did their first choir exchange in Newfoundland (Canada).
From this initial collaboration, Jimmy had a vision to start a francophone children’s choir made up from French Immersion students in Lafayette.
L'idée d'une chorale d'enfants francophones a vu le jour il y a 5 ans, lorsque le célèbre chanteur et compositeur Zachary Richard a collaboré avec le professeur de musique et natif de Martinique, Jimmy Louis-Marie, afin de faire chanter les élèves d'immersion avec Zachary lors des cérémonies d'ouverture du Festival International. En 2015, la Chorale des Étoiles de l’immersion comprenait des choristes de la paroisse de Lafayette, de la paroisse de la Nouvelle Iberie, de Calcasieu et de la Nouvelle-Orléans. En 2016, les élèves de l'école primaire Myrtle Place (MPE) ont été rejoints par des étudiants de Martinique (île française des Caraïbes) qui participaient à un échange culturel avec MPE. Les Étoiles de l’Immersion étaient accompagnés d’élèves de North Lewis School Elementary School (Nouvelle-Iberie). Les Étoiles de l’Immersion ce sont produit au Manoir du Gouverneur avec Zachary Richard en 2016.
En 2018, les Etoiles de l'immersion ont eu leur premier échange de chorale à la Terre-Neuve (Canada).
Depuis cette première collaboration, Jimmy Louis-Marie a eu la vision de fonder une chorale d’enfants francophones composée d’étudiants en immersion française à Lafayette.

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 7:15 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Sola Violins Presents: International Fiddle Summit
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun Fiddle and Songs

South Louisiana has been a very mixed neighborhood for 300 years. Its French, African, Caribbean, Irish, German and English cultures have been blended and distilled into their most satisfying forms. The Cajuns (Acadians) of South Louisiana are especially adept at retaining their own blend of top-shelf musical goods.

David Greely takes the swampy syncopations of Cajun music and its renaissance French dialect to new level of artistry. In solo acoustic performance, he sounds like two fiddles, weaving accompaniment to his vocals as if it’s someone else singing. His concerts embrace all the aspects of his heritage that a fiddle and voice can reach- ancient ballads, cane field blues, yearning waltzes and fiery two steps. He melds his ancestral legacy with his own adroit compositions and weaves it all into the story of how these people and their music came to be.

Born in Baton Rouge of Cajun and Irish ancestry, David learned Cajun music on dance hall stages throughout South Louisiana, in the archives of Cajun and Creole music at the University of Louisiana, and from his apprenticeship to Cajun fiddle master and National Heritage Fellow Dewey Balfa. As a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, David toured folk festivals worldwide for 23 years and was nominated for four Grammy Awards. He received the Louisiana Artist Fellowship Award for Folklife Performance, and for six years was an adjunct instructor of Cajun fiddle and vocals at the University of Louisiana.

David Greely élève la musique cadienne et l’héritage francophone issu de la renaissance à un nouveau niveau artistique. Lors de concerts acoustique solo, on croirait entendre deux violons accompagnant sa voix comme si une autre personne chantait.
Ses concerts embrassent tous les aspects de cet héritage qu'un violon et une voix peuvent atteindre : ballades anciennes, blues des champs de canne à sucre, valses ardentes et two-step enflammés. Il fusionne cet héritage ancestral et ses propres compositions adroites, et intègre le tout à l’histoire de la genèse de cette communauté et cette musique.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 3:30 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
The Daiquiri Queens
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun

Since debuting at the 2017 Blackpot Festival, The Daiquiri Queens have been making splash on the cajun music scene. With haunting vocal harmonies, twin fiddle breakdowns and driving french accordion, this female fronted group brings a new and refreshing sound to an often male dominated genre. Formed out of old friendships and a deep appreciation for the music and culture, they play dancehall era two-steps and waltzes, classic country duets, honky tonk swingers and old french ballads with a homespun and energizing approach. The Daiquiri Queens are Jamie Lynn Fontenot on fiddle, guitar and vocals, Miriam McCracken on guitar and vocals, Sabra Guzmán on upright bass, John Dowden on accordion and fiddle, Tysman Charpentier on fiddle, and Chelsea Moosekian on drums and t'fer. They have performed at The Blackpot Festival, Festivals Acadians et Créoles and The Abita Springs Busker's Festival
Depuis leurs débuts au Blackpot Festival en 2017, les Daiquiri Queens font sensation sur la scène musicale cadienne. Avec ses harmonies vocales envoûtantes, ses deux violons et son accordéon français entraînant, ce groupe à majorité féminine apporte un souffle nouveau et rafraîchissant à un genre souvent dominé par les hommes. Issu de vieilles amitiés et d'une profonde appréciation de la musique et de la culture, ils jouent des two-step et des valses de l'époque dancehall, des duos country classiques, du honky tonk et des vieilles ballades françaises avec une approche à la fois artisanale et énergique. The Daiquiri Queens se compose de Jamie Lynn Fontenot au violon, guitare et chant, Miriam McCracken à la guitare et chant, Sabra Guzmán à la basse droite, John Dowden à l'accordéon et violon, Tysman Charpentier au violon, et Chelsea Moosekian à la batterie et au T’fer (triangle). Ils se sont produits au Blackpot Festival, aux Festivals Acadians et Créoles et au Abita Springs Busker's Festival.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 4:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
DG and the Freetown Sound
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Vintage Soul/RocknRoll

Lafayette's local 8 piece offers a full soul sound! Hailing from the heart of the Hub City, DG & the Freetown Sound brings their heavy influence of vintage soul/ southern soul together with high energy blues rock n roll.
Their original songs are stacked with big horn hits and dancing electric guitars. The upbeat rhythms meld punching drum grooves and thumping bass, keeping audiences on their feet. With organ beaming in the background, front man and songwriter Dustin Gaspard, delivers sporadic Van Morrison-eque melodies and an undeniable energetic feeling. Through their music a lost conviction is displayed, and for each performance the encouraging thought for listeners to “dance like no one is watching.”
2018 saw horn composer/ keyboardist and former New Yorker Joshua Lazo added to the band, aiding in the leg work of arranging the soulful horn textures and organ layers reminiscent of the Vintage blues soul sound.
Debut single "Shoulders" is a RocknSoul anthem praising the sounds of the past and focusing on the community of song. While a choir sings “ I'LL BE THE SHOULDER YOU CAN LEAN ON!” the refrain offers a helping hand and a catchy reminder to celebrate, to sing and to dance alongside the Freetown Sound. Look forward to hearing their debut album “Microphone Inheritance” set to release at the beginning of 2019!
S'unissant au cœur du Hub City, DG & The Freetown Sound est le groupe Vintage Soul Blues de Lafayette. Fusionnant le rock'n'roll à haute énergie avec des arrangements des grands groupes vintage, The Freetown Sound apporte un nouveau souffle à l'esprit soul old school. Influencé par des artistes blues/soul des années 50, 60 et 70, le chanteur Dustin Gaspard livre des mélodies charismatiques et des chœurs gospel hurlants tout au long de chaque chanson originale. The Freetown Sound séduira tous les publics de danseurs tout en prêchant l'affirmation "Rock N Soul" à chaque représentation live.

Performance Lineup:

04/27/2019 6:45 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Pipirit
Homebase:Martinique

Genre:Youth Choir

Since 2008, Place d'Armes 2 Middle School has a choir called Pipirit, led by Mr. Bernard Nicole, music teacher and percussionist of the famous band Malavoi.
Every year, Pipirit participates in the large gathering of choirs from all the middle schools in Martinique with more than eight hundred pupils on stage.
It was created to allow children to get to know the traditional songs and rhythms that are the basis of Martinican dances.
The "Pipirit" choir is working this year on a varied repertoire where you will discover the rhythm of:
- the traditional biguine with "Gato sisson" which is a composition of the group Fall Fret
- the traditional biguine with "Amelia"
- mazurka with "Mazouk Souvenir" by Marius Cultier
As part of the academic and cultural exchange project "Let's cultivate our similarities and enrich ourselves with our differences" with Myrtle Place Elementary School of Lafayette, some pupils from the choir Pipirit, taught by Mr. Bernard Nicole and Mr. Paulin Emmanuel (head of the choir), will perform at Festival International de Louisiane.
There will be a mixture of 6th graders from Place d'Armes 2 Middle School and of 5th graders from Sarrault Elementary School.
They will also make a reference to America with a Gospel song "Praise him", and sing a French song "Couleur café" by Serge Gainsbourg that will be performed with pupils from Louisiana.
The Martinicans of the Sarrault Elementary School and the Place d'Armes 2 Middle School will be in Louisiana from April 20 to April 30. Pupils from Myrtle Place Elementary School will go to Martinique from May 25 to June 1, 2019.

*Pipirit in Martinique is a bird that often sings early in the morning.

Depuis 2008, le collège Place d'Armes 2 dispose d'une chorale appelée Pipirit, dirigée par M. Bernard Nicole, professeur de musique et percussionniste du célèbre groupe Malavoi. Elle participe chaque année au grand rassemblement des chorales de tous les collèges de Martinique avec sur scène plus de huit cents élèves. Elle a été crée pour permettre aux enfants de connaître les chants et rythmes traditionnels de base des danses martiniquaises. La chorale « Pipirit » travaille cette année un répertoire varié où vous découvrirez le rythme de :
- la biguine traditionnelle avec « Gato sisson » qui est une composition du groupe Fall Fret
- la biguine traditionnelle avec « Amélia »
- La mazurka avec « Mazouk Souvenir » composition de Marius Cultier.
C’est dans le cadre d’un projet d'échange académique et culturel « Cultivons nos ressemblances et enrichissons nous de nos différences » avec l'école primaire Myrtle Place que les élèves de M. Bernard Nicole et M. Paulin Emmanuel (chef de la chorale Pipirit) se produiront au Festival International de Louisiane. La chorale sera composée d’élèves de 9 à 11 ans du collège Place d'Armes 2 et de l'école primaire Sarrault. Elle fera également un clin d’œil à l'Amérique avec un chant Gospel « Praise him », et une chanson française « Couleur café » de Serge Gainsbourg qui sera interprétée avec les élèves de Louisiane. Les martiniquais de l’École Primaire Publique de Sarrault et du Collège Place d'Armes 2 seront en Louisiane du 20 Avril au 30 Avril.Les élèves de Myrtle Place iront en Martinique du 25 Mai au 1 Juin 2019.

*En Martinique, le Pipirit est un oiseau qui chante souvent tôt le matin.

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04/28/2019 1:45 pm Scène des Jeunes
Angelle Aces
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun

The Angelle Aces, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s longest-running roots music band, play and sing traditional Cajun French music with attitude and flair. Their teacher is Dr. Chad Huval, who also teaches accordion at the university and plays for BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Under his guidance, the students dig up hidden Cajun and Creole gems from the past and put a new lustre on them. The band features the Babineaux Sisters, Gracie and Julie, already veterans of the festival circuit with their own band; Renee Reed, daughter of Mitch Reed (Charivari, BeauSoleil) and Lisa Trahan (Magnolia Sisters); and fiddler Lucy Rhymes. This class is offered as part of the university's traditional music program, sponsored by the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music.
Angelle Aces, le groupe de musique roots le plus ancien de Lafayette à l'Université de Louisiane, joue et chante de la musique traditionnelle cadienne avec attitude et flair. Leur professeur est le Dr Chad Huval, qui enseigne également l'accordéon à l'université et joue pour BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Sous sa direction, les élèves déterrent des joyaux cachés du cadien et du créole du passé et leur donnent un nouvel éclat. Le groupe met en vedette les Babineaux Sisters, Gracie et Julie, déjà des vétérantes du circuit des festivals avec leur propre groupe ; Renee Reed, fille de Mitch Reed (Charivari, BeauSoleil) et Lisa Trahan (Magnolia Sisters) ; et Lucy Rhymes, violoniste. Ce cours est offert dans le cadre du programme de musique traditionnelle de l'université, parrainé par la chaire de musique traditionnelle Dr Tommy Comeaux.

Performance Lineup:

04/26/2019 6:00 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
UL Royal Roots Blues Band
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Blues

The Royal Roots Blues Band is a group of students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with passion and talent for acoustic blues music. The band is under the direction of Marty Christian, who shares with them 25 years of experience playing and singing the blues in acoustic shows across the country. In now their third semester together, Royal Roots consists of Sarah Rumsey on piano, Aaron Barrilleaux and Devin Sonnier on guitars and Lucy Rhymes on violin. The entire band shares in the vocal duties and they will be joined by Christian for this performance which is sure to bring back to life the classic acoustic blues from the 1920s-30s and beyond. This acoustic blues class is offered as part of the university's traditional music program, sponsored by the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music.
Le Royal Roots Blues Band est un groupe d'étudiants de l'Université de Louisiane à Lafayette, passionnés par le talent du blues acoustique. Le groupe est sous la direction de Marty Christian, qui partage avec eux 25 ans d'expérience de performances du blues dans des spectacles acoustiques à travers le pays. Maintenant dans leur troisième semestre ensemble, Royal Roots comprend de Sarah Rumsey au piano, Aaron Barrilleaux et Devin Sonnier aux guitares et Lucy Rhymes au violon. Le groupe au complet partage les tâches vocales et sera rejoint par Christian pour cette performance qui ne manquera pas de faire revivre le blues acoustique classique des années 20, 30 et au-delà. Ce cours de blues acoustique est offert dans le cadre du programme de musique traditionnelle de l'université, parrainé par le Dr. Tommy Comeaux programme de musique traditionnelle.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 3:30 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
Board to Tears
Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun
A fun-filled, rowdy cajun/creole band made up of the Board of Directors of Louisiana Folk Roots an organization charged with presenting and educating folks from around the world about Louisiana culture.
Un groupe cadien/créole bruyant et amusant composé du conseil d'administration de Louisiana Folk Roots, un organisme chargé de présenter et d'éduquer les populations sur la culture de la Louisiane.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2019 1:00 pm KATC / LA Folk Roots Chat Room
Opening Ceremonies
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Please join us for the official Festival International de Louisiane presentation.
Rejoignez-nous pour l'ouverture officielle du Festival International de Louisiane.

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04/25/2019 6:45 pm LUS Scène Internationale
Brewmasters’ Talk: Parish Brewing Co.
Homebase:Broussard, LA

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04/28/2019 2:00 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Brewmasters’ Talk: Urban South Brewery
Homebase:New Orleans, LA

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04/27/2019 8:00 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Brewmasters’ Talk: Abita Brewing Company
Homebase:Abita Springs, LA

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04/26/2019 6:00 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Brewmasters’ Talk: Bayou Teche Brewing
Homebase:Arnaudville, LA

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04/27/2019 2:00 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Brewmasters’ Talk: Gnarly Barley Brewing
Homebase:Hammond, LA

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04/27/2019 6:00 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Brewmasters’ Talk: Dixie Brewing Company
Homebase:New Orleans, LA

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04/25/2019 8:00 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Brewmasters’ Talk: Tin Roof Brewing Co.
Homebase:Baton Rouge, LA

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04/27/2019 4:00 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
Brewmasters’ Talk: Crying Eagle Brewing Company
Homebase:Lake Charles, LA

Performance Lineup:

04/25/2019 6:00 pm LUS LA Craft Biergarten
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