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 Home > News > 2008 Louisiana International Festival in Lafayette USA
     
  18 April 2008  
 

2008 Louisiana International Festival in Lafayette USA

 
     
 

The 22nd Festival International de Louisiane (Louisiana International Festival) will take place from April 23rd to 27th in Lafayette, USA.

This festival is the biggest francophone event in the USA and it celebrates the Southern part of Louisiana, the Acadiana region, and its culture inherited from its French ancestors. The Festival International de Louisiane is a mix of French, West Indian, African and Hispanic cultures expressed in music, theatre, cinema and food for all Lafayette residents and visitors.

The programme

Wednesday 23 April 2008
Downtown Galleries
T-Salé Cajun Band (USA)
Chris Ardoin & NuStep (USA)
Blue Moon Saloon
The Pine Leaf Boys (USA)

Thursday 24 April 2008
Downtown Galleries
Blind Boys of Alabama with Preservation Hall Jazz Band Horns (USA)
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (USA)
Babylon Circus (France)
Sonny Landreth (USA)
March Fourth Marching Band (USA)
Mamadou Diabate Ensemble (Mali)
Charlene Howard (USA)
Blue Moon Saloon
Racines (USA) with Mamadou Diabate (Mali)

Friday 25 April 2008
Downtown Galleries
Babylon Circus (France)
The Duhks (Canada)
Habib Koïte (Mali)
March Fourth Marching Band (USA)
The Garifuna Collective with Umalali (Belize)
Ode a l’Acadie (Canada)
Menwar (Mauritius)
Joaquin Diaz (Canada)
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (USA)
Rosie Ledet (USA)
Vavavoom (France/USA)
Hardrive Alien Jumpers (USA)
UL Dance Department (Dance, USA)
The Renaissance of Zora (Theatre, USA)
Sustained Winds (Theatre, USA)
Nyasha Laing’s Punta Rock! (Cinema, Belize)
Blue Moon Saloon
Bluerunners (USA) with Menwar (Mauritius)

Saturday 26 April 2008
Downtown Galleries
Yerba Buena (USA/Cuba/Venezuela)
MOOV Women’s Carnival (France)
Hot 8 Brass Band (USA)
Habib Koïte (Mali)
Javier García (Cuba/Spain)
New Orleans Bingo! Show (USA)
The Duhks (Canada)
The Garifuna Collective with Umalali (Belize)
Les Breastfeeders (Canada)
Benwela (Canada)
Alain Francois (Canada)
Etran Finatawa (Niger)
Mamadou Diabate Ensemble (Mali)
Las Eréndiras (USA)
Samarabalouf (France)
Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (USA)
Ode a l’Acadie (Canada)
Red Stick Ramblers (USA)
Feufollet (USA)
Jeffrey Broussard with Creole Cowboys (USA)
Women’s a capella singing (USA)
Menwar (Ile Maurice)
The Figs (USA)
The Lost Bayou Ramblers (USA)
Bois Sec Ardoin Tribute (USA)
Brice Kapel (Togo)
Vavavoom (France/USA)
Rafaél Teixido of Teatro Alpargata (Argentina)
University of Louisiana-Lafayette Percussion (USA)
Sheila Hebert Collins (USA)
Lafayette High School Strings (USA)
University of Louisiana-Lafayette Dance (USA)
Urban Belly (USA)
Hardrive Alien Jumpers (USA)
Festival International de Louisiane Promenade
Blue Moon Saloon
Lost Bayou Ramblers (USA) with Las Eréndiras (USA)
University of Louisiana-Lafayette Department (Dance, USA)
Paige Krause and Theresa Wasiloski
Rhythm & Soul’s Dance Off (Dance)
Ryan School of Irish Dance (Dance)
The Renaissance of Zora (Theatre)
Avon Lady (Theatre)
Nyasha Laing’s Punta Rock! (Cinema, Belize)
“Make ’Em Dance” de John Whitehead (Cinema)
Les Blank’s “Dry Wood” (Cinema)

Sunday 27 April 2008
Downtown Galleries
Burning Spear (Jamaica)
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience (USA)
Javier García (Cuba/Spain)
MOOV Women’s Carnival (France)
Joaquin Diaz (Dominican Republic/Canada)
Benjy Davis Project (USA)
Las Eréndiras (USA)
Benwela (Canada)
Etran Finatawa (Niger)
Samarabalouf (France)
Warren Storm, Willie T & Cypress (USA)
Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights (USA)
Brass Bed (USA)
Men of Vision Gospel (USA)
International Accordion Workshop (Dominican Republic/USA)
Hardrive Alien Jumpers (USA)
Rafaél Teixido of Teatro Alpargata (Argentina)
Brice Kapel (Togo)
French Mass
Blue Moon Saloon
Red Stick Ramblers (USA) with The Duhks (Canada)
Rhythm & Soul’s Urban Dance Workshop (Dance)
University of Louisiana-Lafayette Dance Department (Dance)
Louisiana Story and Reverse Angle: Retelling (Cinema)
Robert Flaherty’s Louisiana Story (Cinema)

 
     
 
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