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 Home > News > 2008 Saulieu Cajun and Zydeco festival
     
  9 July 2008  
 

2008 Saulieu Cajun and Zydeco festival

 
     
 

From August 7th to 10th, 2008 French town Saulieu (Burgundy) will welcome lovers of Cajun and Zydeco musics with great times of music, dance, cinema and gastronomy. The Saulieu Cajun and Zydeco Music, Film and Food Festival is a precious European event for this is the only one of the kind.

Two symbolic American bands from Louisiana will perform during these 15th Cajun and Zydeco Nights:

-  Beausoleil featuring Michael Doucet
-  Leon Chavis & The Zydeco Flames

Great European bands will also perform :

-  River Zydeco Band (Netherlands)
-  Zigazag and Z-Funk (UK)
-  Eric Martin & Cajun Ramblers (France)
-  Grand Prairie Special (France)
-  4 Jeun’s et Blue Bayou (France)

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon, there will be free balls and a dance workshop on Saturday focused on Zydeco. Cajun instruments workshops will take place too: accordion, violin and guitar.

As for gastronomy, famous Lafayette (USA) chef Michael Richard will be there again. Festival-goers will be lucky once again to taste his Cajun and Creole dishes...

2008 will host the 8th Nuit du Film de Louisiane (Night of Louisiana Cinema) and will air films on southern Louisiana music, culture and history.

And on Monday 11 August, party animals will be able to go on dancing on the sound of Z-Funk and Zigazag in a restaurant near Saulieu.

The 2008 Saulieu Cajun and Zydeco Music, Film and Food Festival Programme

Thursday 7 August 2008, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Night of the Louisiana Film
“Beausoleil live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”
“Histoire Vivante : The Cultural Preservation of Cajun Fiddle Music”
“Ouragan sur la Louisiane” (Hurricane on the Bayou)
“Louie Michot Generation”
“Mais Look At You”
“Allons Aller”
“Texas Zydeco”
“Dans la brume Electrique” during all the festival
Cinema Etoile

Friday 8 August 2008, 2:00 - 7:00pm
Free outdoor ball
Grand Prairie Special (France)
Eric Martin & Cajun Ramblers (France)
4 Jeun’s (France)
Monge Square

Friday 8 August 2008, 8:30pm
Burgundy Night
Leon Chavis & The Zydeco Flames (USA)
Zigazag (UK)
River Zydeco Band (Netherlands)
Grand Prairie Special (France)
Jean Bertin arena

Saturday 9 August 2008, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Workshops
Cajun and Zydeco dance workshops
Accordion workshop
Violin workshop
Guitar workshop
Saulieu Social Centre

Saturday 9 August 2008, 10:30am -7:00pm
Free outdoor ball
Zigazag (UK)
River Zydeco Band (Netherlands)
Grand Prairie Special (France)
4 Jeun’s (France)
Monge Square

Saturday 9 August 2008, 8:30pm
Louisiana Night
Beausoleil featuring Michael Doucet (USA)
Z-Funk (UK)
Eric Martin & Cajun Ramblers (France)
4 Jeun’s (France)
Jean Bertin arena

Sunday 10 August 2008, 11:00am
Conferences
Indoor Market

Sunday 10 August 2008, 11:00am
Free outdoor ball
Zigazag (UK)
Grand Prairie Special (France)
Eric Martin & Cajun Ramblers (France)
4 Jeun’s (France)
Monge Square

Sunday 10 August 2008, 7:00pm - 01:00am
European Night (outdoor)
Z-Funk (UK)
River Zydeco Band (Netherlands)
Blue Bayou (France)
Monge Square

 
     
   
     
     
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