Dates: October 13, 2016
$15 General Admission / $50 VIP
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
First Cousins: Cajun and Creole Music in South Louisiana explores the rich musical heritage of the region’s French-speaking people who have shared tunes, borrowed instruments, and danced in each other’s arms for generations. In private moments and in packed dancehalls, some of the region’s most beloved musicians reveal the passion they share for making music and carrying on family traditions.
With roots reaching all the way back to Africa, Europe, and French Canada over the past three centuries, the solid trunk of Louisiana’s Creole and Cajun music has flourished into a family tree with inextricably intertwined branches. A little too distant for siblings, these communities and their music are surely related enough to be considered first cousins!