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First Cousins: Cajun & Creole Music in South Louisiana

Event Date: March 22nd, 2017

6 p.m.
Jeanerette Museum
500 E. Main Street
Jeanerette, LA

The Jeanerette Museum will present the documentary film "First Cousins: Cajun and Creole Music in South Louisiana" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

This film explores the rich musical heritage of the region's French-speaking people who have shared tunes, borrowed instruments and danced in each others arms for generations. In private moments and packed dance halls, some of the region's most beloved musicians reveal the passion they share for making music and carrying on family traditions. With roots reaching all the way back to Africa, Europe and French Canada over the past three centuries, the solid trunk of Louisiana's Creole and Cajun music has flourished into a family tree with intertwined branches.

Moriah Istre Ph.D. will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion about its making. Istre is a multilingual folklorist, cultural festival programmer and independent filmmaker. Creative and passionate, Istre embraces the arts and enjoys opportunities to celebrate her Cajun and Creole heritage.

This free program is suitable for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

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