Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette Announces 2013 Lineup

Festival_International_de_LThe 27th edition of the renowned roots, pop and world music Festival International de Louisiane will take place April 24-April 28, 2013. This year’s line-up includes performances by The Wailers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sergent Garcia, Red Baarat, Fatoumata Diarwara, and Olive MTukudzi & the Black Spirits. It includes over 100 performances over 5 days and it is free.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lost Bayou Ramblers (Louisiana-Cajun), Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band (Louisiana-Zydeco)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nimbaya Women Drummers (Guinea-African Drum and Dance) Opening Ceremonies, Fatoumata Diawara (Mali-World Afrobeat), Volunteer Award, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Louisiana-Brass/Funk), Imagine I Am (Louisiana-Experimental Pop), Rob Curto & Forro Matuto (Brazil-Forro), Oliver MTukudzi & the Black Spirits (Zimbabwe-Tuku Music), Abita Brewing Company (Abita Springs, LA), Taylor Verret (Louisiana-Indie), Parish Brewing (Lafayette, LA), MacKenzie Bourg (Louisiana-Pop), Lost Bayou Ramblers with Mama Rosin & Rob Curto.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Marco Calliari (Italy/Québec-Italian Carnival), Marc Broussard (Louisiana Soul/R&B/Rock), Charles Bradley (U.S.-R&B/Soul), Bodh’aktan (Isle de la Madeleine/Québec-Celtic Rock), Nimbaya Women Drummers (Guinea-African Drum and Dance), Sergent Garcia (Spain/France-Salsa/Hiphop), Mika Karni & Kol Dodi (Israel-World/Folk), Markus James & the Wassonrai (U.S./West Africa-Blues), Rob Curto & Forro Matuto (Brazil-Forro), Brother Dege (Louisiana-Delta Blues/Dobro), Feufollet (Louisiana-Cajun Folk Rock), Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic (U.S.-Zydeco), Bayou Teche Biere (Arnaudville, LA), Rex Moroux (Louisiana-Singer/songwriter), NOLA Brewing (New Orleans, LA), Brushy One String (Jamaica-Blues/Reggae), Michael Juan Nunez (Louisiana-Southern Blues), Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars with Chic Gamine (Louisiana/Manitoba), Slamdango! Puppet Slam(Louisiana-Puppetry), THÉÂTRE Kremlin Komedy, Slamdango! Puppet Slam(Louisiana-Puppetry).

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Destination Gospel Choir (Louisiana-Gospel), Markus James & the Wassonrai (U.S./West Africa-Blues), Le Vent du Nord (Québec-Traditional Québecois), Chic Gamine (Manitoba-Pop/Soul), Niyaz (Contemporary World), Dehli 2 Dublin (British Colombia-Celtic Punjabi Electronica), Sergent Garcia (Spain/France-Salsa/Hiphop), Lagniappe Brass Band (Louisiana-New Orleans Jazz), Bayou Teche’s LA31: Route de Rock w/ Soul Express Brass Band, Corey Ledet, Babineaux Sisters & Isle Dernière, Mariachi Las Alteñas (U.S.-Mariachi), Marco Calliari (Italy/Québec-Italian Carnival), Mika Karni & Kol Dodi (Israel-World/Folk)Caleb Elliot (Louisiana-Pop songwriter), Mia Borders (Louisiana-Soul/Funk), Sunny Duval (Québec-Rock n Roll), Royal Teeth (Louisiana-Electro/Indie/Pop), Uncle Lucius (Texas-Rock n Roll/Blues), Brass Bed (Louisiana-Indie/Psychedelia/Pop), Red Baraat (U.S./India-Bhangra/Brass/Funk), Bodh’aktan (Isle de la Madeleine/Québec-Celtic Rock), Louisiana Folk Roots: International Fiddle Summit with David Greely & guests(Louisiana/Various), Louisiana Folk Roots: Dennis Stroughmatt & L’esprit Creole (U.S.), Keith Blair Band (Louisiana-Blues), Solas (Ireland-Traditional), Slamdango! Puppet Theater, Mama Rosin (Switzerland-Cajun Rock), Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Louisiana-Zydeco), FIGHTS with Delhi 2 Dublin (Louisiana/British Colombia) & FEUFOLLET with Sunny Duval (Louisiana/Québec), Slamdango! Puppet Slam(Louisiana-Puppetry), THÉÂTRE Kremlin Komedy.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

LA Essentially Ellington Festival Winner (Louisiana), Mariachi Las Alteñas (U.S.-Mariachi), Oliver MTukudzi & the Black Spirits (Zimbabwe-Tuku Music Red Baraat (U.S./India-Bhangra/Brass/Funk), The Wailers (Jamaica-Reggae), Solas (U.S./Ireland-Traditional), Bodh’aktan (Isle de la Madeleine/Québec-Celtic Rock), Chic Gamine (Manitoba-Pop/Soul), LiL Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers (Louisiana-Zydeco), Mama Rosin (Switzerland-Cajun Rock), Niyaz (Contemporary World), FIGHTs (Louisiana-Indie Pop), Delhi 2 Dublin (British Colombia-Celtic Punjabi Electronica), French Mass The Mercy Brothers (Louisiana-Hillbilly Gospel), Tribute to Hadley Castille with Sarah Jayde & the Sharecroppers (Louisiana-Cajun), Sunny Duval (Québec-Rock n Roll), Le Vent du Nord (Québec-Traditional Québecois), Young Band Nation Blues Project (Louisiana-Blues), Solas (U.S./Ireland-Traditional), Spoken Word (Louisiana-Poetry), Huval-Fuselier Trio (Louisiana-Cajun), Uncle Lucius (Texas-Rock n Roll/Blues), McKenzie Bourg (Louisiana-Pop), Audubon Choral Group (Louisiana-French Chanson), LJ Alleman Guitar Ensemble(Louisiana-Guitar), Tammat (France-Traditional), Brushy One String (Jamaica-Blues/Reggae), Bayou Teche Biere (Arnaudville, LA), The Onlies (Louisiana), Festival Appreciation Party with Blue Moon Allstars (Danny Devillier, Joel Savoy, Chris Stafford, Philippe Billeaudeaux) with international surprise guests – $10 – Free entry with festival volunteer shirt or volunteer badge.

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, Hispanic, and Caribbean influences.

For more information visit www.festivalinternational.com or call (337) 232-8086.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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