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Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week

Event Dates: April 8th-13th, 2017

300 Fisher Road
Lafayette, LA

Join Louisiana Folk Roots for its post-flood edition of Balfa Week! This annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week is not a school, or a festival, or a family reunion – it’s all those things and more! It’s “The Greatest Week of Cajun and Creole Culture on the Planet!” At Balfa Week, you can learn knee-to-knee with master musicians and culture bearers surrounded by great folks from across the globe. The motto is “Jouer. Danser. Manger. Répéter. (Jam. Dance. Eat. Repeat.)” – and during Balfa Week, you’ll experience all that and so much more.

Balfa Week features five days of 10 or more morning intensive classes on fiddle, guitar and accordion; twice-daily participatory teaching sessions on Cajun & Creole vocals; five days of instructor-coached band labs; nightly dances with fantastic Cajun and Creole bands; five or more artist-led jam des amis sessions; Intimate afternoon words-and-music sessions with accomplished and legendary featured artists; afternoon lagniappe sessions on a variety of topics; and more.

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