Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – A Trip to the Holiday Lounge,
on Rounder Records, is the latest recording by Cajun band Charivari. It brings
together songs and stories full of mischief, mystery, history and the heart of
Charivari is one of the most
exciting bands making Cajun music today. Their blazing twin fiddles, high
lonesome vocals and soulful rhythm section create energized dance music that’s
perfect for a Saturday night. From new Louisiana dancehall breakdowns to
timeless fiddle reels to surprising Celtic, Klezmer and Persian touches.Charivari (pronounced shah-ree-va-ree) is a group of young Cajun musicians who take their name from an ancient Louisiana tradition of all-night merry-makin. With a strong core that includes fiddler Mitchell Reed and guitarist/singer Randy Vidrine, the band stakes its claim as one of the premier groups performing in the Cajun tradition today.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.