Top World Music and American Roots Acts to Perform at Festival International de Louisiane 2014

Festival_Int_Louisiane_2014Festival International de Louisiane announced the lineup of the 2014 edition of this grand world music and American roots music event that will take place from April 23-April 27, 2014 in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. This year’s highlights include concerts by The Funky Meters, Tinariwen, Radio Radio, Bombino, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Zachary Richard and many more.

2014 Lineup

Monday, April 21, 2014

Official Festival International Kick-Off Concert starring the legendary Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar-7pm Live Music starts with Dege Legg, 9pm Dick Dale. A portion of proceeds from this fundraising concert will support Festival International. Admission $35.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Soirées du Cinéma at Cité des Arts – 7:00pm (Admission: FREE) Film: You’re In Charge by Tom Krueger at Cité des Arts -followed by a live performance Dirk Powell & Friends. Cajun Jam Session hosted by Wilson Savoy w/ special guests (Louisiana)-8:00pm Admission: Free

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Geno Delafosse & French Rockin’ Boogie (Louisiana/Zydeco), Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band (Louisiana-Zydeco), Drew Landry (Louisiana/Americana),Rayo Brothers(Louisiana/Folk Rock) Rhythm & Roots: Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers (Louisiana/Zydeeco) -9:00pm. Admission: $15

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Surôit (Isle de la Madeline/Celtic), Coca Cola presents the opening evening of Festival International de Louisiane with A Salute to Congrés Mondial Acadien, Zachary Richard & Special guest Sonny Landreth (Louisiana/Singer/Songwriter), Radio Radio (Quebec/Nova Scotia/Rap and House), Stop the Clock Cowboy Jazz Band (Louisiana/Western Swing), Debauche Russian Mafia Band (Ukraine/Louisiana/Gypsy),La Santa Cecilia (U.S./Mexico/Latin), ,Cirque de La Rue: Soul Express Brass Band (Louisiana/Brass), Tin Roof Brewing (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Covington Brewhouse (Covington, Louisiana), Théâtre: Shel’s Shorts (Louisia na)-Admission $10

Rhythm & Roots: Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars with Special guest Sonny Landreth (Louisiana/ Roots Rock)-10:00pm. Admission: $15

Friday, April 25, 2014

La Santa Cecilia (U.S./Mexico/Latin) , Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (Sierra Leone/African and Reggae) Tinariwin (Mali/World Music), Tuba Skinny (Louisiana/Traditional Jazz), Orkestar Zirkonium (United States/ Balkan Inspired), Imam Baildi (Greece/Folk and Electronica), Johanna Divine (Louisiana/Roots Rock),Pine Leaf Boys (Louisian/Cajun and Zydeco Rock), Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band(Louisiana/Zydeco), Soul Express Brass Band (Louisiana/Brass), The Preservation (Texas/Austin/Indie), Debauche Russian Mafia Band (Ukraine/Louisiana/Gypsy/Folk), Cirque de La Rue: Soul Express Brass Band (Louisiana/Brass), Dragon Knights Aquarêve Stiltwalkers (Malabar/U.S./France), Bach Lunch: Les Hay Babies (New Brunswick/ Indie Folk), Cat Head Biscuit Boys (Louisiana/Americana), Sons of Voodoo (Louisiana/Cajun and Blues), Louisiana International Music Exchange (LIME), Abita Brewing Company (Abita Springs, Louisiana), NOLouisiana Brewing (New Orleans, Louisiana), Parc du Lafayette Jam with Terrance Morgan and various artists including DJ Prima, DJ Digital, DJ Andino, DJ Funky Mojo and DJ Anti-Getdown featuring “JB Saax” & The Band and special guests, Théâtre: Shel’s Shorts (Louisiana)-Admission $10, Rhythm & Roots: Hot 8 Brass band w/special guests Radio Radio (Louisiana/Québec)-10pm: $15

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tribute to Lerone Rubin with Destination Gospel Choir (Louisiana-Gospel), Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco/Gnawa), BélO (Haiti/Worldbeat and Reggae), BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet (Louisiana/Cajun), Imam Baildi (Greece/Folk and Electronica), Baloji & L’orchestra De La Katuba (Congo/Belgium/Congalese and Rumba), Bombino (Niger/World), Hard Proof Afro Beat (Austin, Texas/Afro Beat), Tinariwen (Malil/World Music), Kobo Town (Trinidad/Nu-Kalypso), Dominique Dupuis (New Brunswick/ Acadian Celtic Rock), Rosco Bandana (Mississippi/Americana), Black Joe Lewis (Texas/Austin-Rock), Tuba Skinny (Louisiana/Traditional Jazz), Ten Strings and a Goat Skin (Prince Edward Island/ Celtic and World Fusion), Carol Fran (Louisiana/R&B and Swamp Pop), The Preservation (Austin,/Texas/ Indie), Sweet Crude (Louisiana/Indie), Vagabond Swing (Louisiana/ Gypsy and Jazz Punk), Festival Acadiens et Créoles presents: International Fiddle Summit (Louisiana and Various/ Fiddles), Festival Acadiens et Créoles presents: Soul Creole (Louisiana/Creole), Festival Acadiens et Créoles presents: Creole United (Louisiana/ Zydeco), Les Hay Babies (New Brunswick/ Indie Folk), Bernard Adamus (Québec/ Blues and Folk), Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Louisiana/Cajun and Creole) , Surôit (Isle de la Madeleine/ Celtic), Dominique Dupuis (New Brunswick/ Acadiana Celtic Rock), ASArts Night Band (Louisiana/ Rock and Roll), Festival International Promenade & Tintamarre (Various),Acadiana School of the Arts Dance Company (Louisiana/Traditional African), Sassafras Jubilee (Louisiana/ Americana), Julie Williams (Louisiana/Jazz and Folk), Gina Chavez (Texas/Latin), Sweet Cecilia (Louisiana/Folk and Country), Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys (Louisiana/Cajun), Blayze and Saddles (Louisiana/Country), Bayou Teche (Arnaudville, Louisiana), TANDEM (Louisiana/Rock),Lafayette High Strings (Louisiana/Traditional), Acadiana Youth Symphony Orchestra (Louisiana/Classical), Abita Brewing Company (Abita Springs, Louisiana), Parish Brewing (Broussard, Louisiana), Tin Roof Brewing (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), LeBlanc Family Band (Louisiana/Cajun), Cirque de La Rue: Soul Express Brass Band (Louisiana/Brass), Dragon Knights Dragon Knights Aquarêve Stiltwalkers (Malabar/U.S./France), Orkestar Zirkonium U.S./Balkan inspired), Hard Proof Afrobeat (Texas/Austin/Afrobeat, Childeren’s Petanque Open Tournament, Théâtre: Shel’s Shorts (Louisiana)-Admission $10, Rhythm & Roots: Feufollet with special International

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bernard Adamus (Québec/Blues and Folk), BélO (Haiti/Worldbeat and Reggae), Kobo Town (Trinidad/Nu-Kalypso),The Funky Meters (Louisiana/ Funk), Les Hay Babies (New Brunswick/ Indie Folk), Balioji & L’orchestra De La Katube(Congo/Belgium/Congalese and Rumba), Radio Radio (Québec/ Nova Scotia/ Rap and House),Orkestar Zirkonium (U.S./ Balkan Inspired), Rosco Bandana (Mississippi/Americana), Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco/Gnawa), Surôit (Isle de la Madeleine/ Celtic), Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Louisiana/Creole), French Mass (Louisiana/French), The Revelers (Louisiana/Cajun), Dominique Dupuis (New Brunswick/Acadiana Celtic Rock), Ten Strings and a Goat Skin (Prince Edward Island/ Celtic and World Fusion), The Duhks (Winnipeg/Folk),Orkestar Zirkonium (U.S./ Balkan Inspired), Les Hay Babies (New Brunswick/Indie Folk), Nichole Marceaux (Louisiana/Pop Country), Gina Chavez ( Texas/Latin), Native Sons (Louisiana/ Folk),Choupique High Rollers (Louisiana/France/Cajun Swing), Roaming Signals (Louisiana/Pop Rock), Brass Mimosa (Louisiana/ Jazz Fusion), Firelight Performing Arts Academy (Louisiana/Theater and Dance), Band Lab (Louisiana/Cajun), LJ Alleman Guitar Ensemble (Louisiana), Bayou Teche (Arnaudville, Louisiana), NOLouisiana Brewing (New Orleans, Louisiana), Cultural Lecture with Sallie Glassman, Hatian initiated Vodou Priestess, Childeren’s Petanque Open Tournament, Allons Danser et Manger Brunch at Artmosphere: Zordico featuring Marr Meaux and Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Louisiana) Admission $7, Rhythm & Roots: Festival International Appreciation Party w/ Sunny Duval (Québec) followed by The Blue Moon Allstars (Danny Devillier, Joel Savoy, Chris Stafford, Cal Stevenson) with surprise International guests (Louisiana/Various)-8pm. Admission $12 or Free entry with a 2014 festival volunteer shirt or volunteer badge.

For more information on Festival International de Louisiane, visit or call (337) 232-8086.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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