Renowned Roots Festival Festival International de Louisiane Announces 2009 Line-up

Festival International de Louisiane, held in Lafayette (Louisiana, USA), will celebrate 23 years of American roots and world music, art, and cuisine. This year’s line-up includes performances by Marc Broussard with surprise special guests, Rootz Underground, Rachid Taha, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Tarace Boulba, and Zachary Richard. Over 100 performances over 5 days and its free. Below is the full list of performers for the 23ème Festival International de Louisiane, held April 22-26, 2009.

Tuesday, April 21
MI Scoggin: Tribute to Edith Piaf (Louisiana)

Wednesday, April 22

The Pine Leaf Boys (Louisiana), Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band (Louisiana)


Thursday, April 23

Marc Broussard w/ surprise guest performances (Louisiana), Seun Kuti & Eqypt 80 (Nigeria), Ilê Ayê (Brazil), Tarace Boulba (France), Chicha Libre (Peru/France/US), Chic Gamine (Manitoba), Amameresso Agafomma (Ghana), Feufollet w/ The Quebe Sisters Band (Louisiana/Texas)

Friday, April 24

Grupo Fantasma (US), Cherish the Ladies (US), Dobet Gnahore (Ivory Coast), Alpha Ya Ya Diallo (Guinea), Bonerama (Louisiana), Tarace Boulba (France), Ilê Ayê (Brazil), Amameresso Agafomma (Ghana), Quebe Sisters Band (Texas), Zulu Connection (Louisiana), Sherman Robertson (Louisiana), Corey Ledet (Louisiana), Divine Jones (Louisiana), Cedric Watson w/ Lil’ Buck Senegal (Louisiana)

Saturday, April 25

Rachid Taha (Algeria), Seun Kuti & Eqypt 80 (Nigeria), Orange Blossom (France), Zachary Richard (Louisiana), Grupo Fantasma (Texas), Dengue Fever (Cambodia/US), Malajube (Québec), Dobet Gnahore (Ivory Coast), Cherish the Ladies (US), Tarace Boulba (France), Crocodile Gumboot Dancers of South Africa (S. Africa), Zulu Connection (Louisiana), David Egan & 20 Years of Trouble (Louisiana), Chicha Libre (Peru/France/US), Les Chevres a Pul (Belgium), Rupa and the April Fishes (India/France/US), Firecracker Jazz Band (US), Bombes 2 Bal (France), Bertrand Laurence (France), Coatimundi (France), Balfa Toujours (Louisiana), Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Louisiana), Chic Gamine (Manitoba), Genticorum (Québec), TBC Brass Band (Louisiana), Quebe Sisters Band (Texas), Red Stick Ramblers w/ Firecracker Jazz Band (Louisiana/US), Louisiana Folk Roots presents: Tribute to Walter Mouton (Louisiana), Louisiana Folk Roots presents: Women in Cajun Music (Louisiana), Louisiana Folk Roots presents: The Louisiana/France Connection w/Bombes 2 Bal (France/Louisiana), Peter Villages (Wyoming)

Sunday, April 26

Rootz Underground (Jamaica), Dengue Fever (Cambodia/US), Alpha Ya Ya Diallo (Guinea), Orange Blossom (France), Crocodile Gumboot Dancers of S. Africa (S. Africa), Rupa and the April Fishes (India/France/US), Malajube (Québec), Tarace Boulba (France), Genticorum (Québec), Les Chèvres à Pull (Belgium), Masankha Banda (Malawi), Zulu Connection (Louisiana), Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars (Louisiana), Lil Buck Senegal (Louisiana), Racines (Louisaina), Corey Ledet (Louisiana), Horace Trahan & Matt Doucet w/ The Bluerunners (Louisiana), Peter Villages (Wyoming)

Formed in 1986, Festival International de Louisiane is a community-based, non-profit arts organization that provides a FREE family event celebrating the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana – primarily a combination of French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic influences. Celebrate the 23ème Festival International de Louisiane from April 22-26, 2009 in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. If you would like more information on Festival International de Louisiane, call (337) 232-8086 or visit www.festivalinternational.com.

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