Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Festival International de Louisiane Celebrates 27th Year with the Best in World Music

Festival International de Louisiane Celebrates 27th Year with the Best in World Music
Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane is one month away and this year’s musical lineup reflects some of the best and brightest in world music today. The annual FREE music festival is celebrating 27 years  and thanks  DoStuff Media out of Austin, Texas, music fans can plan their festival experience today! the 0fficial 2013 Festival lineup can be found online at Fans will find the 2013 Festival Line-up where they can read artist biographies, view videos on YouTube, listen to artist’s songs buy music via iTunes and Google Play. Please note: that Festival schedule and/or performers are subject to change at any time; all updates will be available immediately at
This year’s phenomenal line-up includes performances by The Wailers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires, Sergent Garcia, Red Baarat, Fatoumata Diarwara, Oliver MTukudzi & the Black Spirits and many more! Every week until Festival begins the team at Festival International will be adding exciting new additions to this year’s event, so stay tuned!  Visit our website, for all the latest information on all Festival activities! Over 100 performances, 7 stages, over 5 days and its all FREE! Below is the full list of performers for the 27th year of Festival International de Louisiane, held April 24-April 28, 2013.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Soirées du Cinéma at Cité des Arts – 6:30pm (Admission: FREE) Film: Rise Up, Soirées du Cinéma at Cité des Arts – 8:00pm Film: Brushy, the King of One String followed by a live performance Brushy One String.
Festival International Kick off Jam hosted by Wilson Savoy w/ special guests (Louisiana)-8:00pm Admission: Free

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Lost Bayou Ramblers (Louisiana-Cajun), Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band (Louisiana-Zydeco), Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys (Louisiana)

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Nimbaya Women Drummers (Guinea-African Drum and Dance) Opening Ceremonies, Fatoumata Diawara (Mali-World Afrobeat), Volunteer Award, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Louisiana-Brass/Funk), Imagine I Am (Louisiana-Experimental Pop), Rob Curto & Forro Matuto (Brazil-Forro), Oliver MTukudzi & the Black Spirits  (Zimbabwe-Tuku Music), Brass Bed (Louisiana-Indie/Psychedelia/Pop) Abita Brewing Company (Abita Springs, LA),Cirque de La Rue (Various), Taylor Verrett (Louisiana-Indie), Parish Brewing (Lafayette, LA), MacKenzie Bourg (Louisiana-Pop),  Lost Bayou Ramblers w/ Mama Rosin & Rob Curto, Lost Bayou Ramblers w/Mama Rosin (Louisiana/Switzerland) & Rob Curto (Brazil), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Louisiana-Brass/Funk),

Friday, April 26, 2013
Marco Calliari (Italy/Québec-Italian Carnival), Marc Broussard (Louisiana Soul/R&B/Rock), Charles Bradley & His Extrodinaries (U.S.-R&B/Soul), Bodh'aktan (Isle de la Madeleine/Québec-Celtic Rock), Nimbaya Women Drummers (Guinea-African Drum and Dance), Sergent Garcia (Spain/France-Salsa/Hiphop), Mika Karni & Kol Dodi (Israel-World/Folk), Markus James & the Wassonrai (U.S./West Africa-Blues), Rob Curto & Forro Matuto (Brazil-Forro), Brother Dege (Louisiana-Delta Blues/Dobro), Feufollet (Louisiana-Cajun Folk Rock), Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic (U.S.-Zydeco), Bayou Teche Biere (Arnaudville, LA), Rex Moroux (Louisiana-Singer/Songwriter), NOLA Brewing (New Orleans, LA), Brushy One String (Jamaica-Blues/Reggae), Cirque de La Rue (Various), Michael Juan Nunez  (Louisiana-Southern Blues),  Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars w/ Chic Gamine & Marc Broussard (Louisiana/Manitoba),  Slamdango! Puppet Slam (Louisiana-Puppetry), THÉÂTRE Kremlin Komedy, Roddie Romero w/ Marc Broussard, Chic Gamine (Louisiana/Winnipeg) , Charles Bradley & His Extrodinaries (U.S.-R&B/Soul),

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Destination Gospel Choir (Louisiana-Gospel), Markus James & the Wassonrai (U.S./West Africa-Blues), Le Vent du Nord (Québec-Traditional Québecois), Chic Gamine (Manitoba-Pop/Soul), Niyaz (Israel-Contemporary World), Dehli 2 Dublin (British Colombia-Celtic Punjabi Electronica), Lagniappe Brass Band  (Louisiana-New Orleans Brass), Cirque de La Rue (Various), Bayou Teche's LA31: Route de Rock w/ Soul Express Brass Band, Babineaux Sisters & Isle Dernière (Louisiana – French Rock n Roll/Brass),  Mariachi Las Alteñas (U.S.-Mariachi), Marco Calliari (Italy/Québec-Italian Carnival), Mika Karni & Kol Dodi  (Israel-World/Folk), Caleb Elliott (Louisiana-Pop songwriter), Mia Borders (Louisiana-Soul/Funk), Sunny Duval (Québec-Rock n Roll), Royal Teeth (Louisiana-Electro/Indie/Pop), Uncle Lucius (Texas - Rock n Roll/Blues), , Red Baraat (U.S./India-Bhangra/Brass/Funk, Louisiana Folk Roots:  International Fiddle Summit w/ David Greely & guests (Louisiana/Various), Louisiana Folk Roots:  Dennis Stroughmatt & L'Esprit Creole (U.S.- Cajun/Creole), Keith Blair Band (Louisiana-Blues), Solas (Ireland-Traditional),  Mama Rosin (Switzerland-Cajun Rock), Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Louisiana-Zydeco), FIGHTS w/ Delhi 2 Dublin (Louisiana/British Colombia)  & FEUFOLLET w/ Sunny Duval (Louisiana/Québec), Slamdango! Puppet Slam (Louisiana-Puppetry), THÉÂTRE Kremlin Komedy (Louisiana-Theater), FIGHTs! w Delhi 2 Dublin (Louisiana/Ireland) & Feufollet w Markus James(U.S.) Sergent Garcia (Spain/France-Salsa/Hiphop),

Sunday, April 28, 2013
LA Essentially Ellington Festival Winner with special guest Wes Anderson (Louisiana-Jazz), Mariachi Las Alteñas (U.S.-Mariachi), Oliver MTukudzi & the Black Spirits (Zimbabwe-Tuku Music), Red Baraat (US/India-Bhangra/Brass/Funk), The Wailers (Jamaica-Reggae),  Solas (Ireland-Traditional),  ), Bodh'aktan (Isle de la Madeleine/Québec-Celtic Rock)Chic Gamine (Manitoba-Pop/Soul), Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers (Louisiana-Zydeco), Mama Rosin (Switzerland-Cajun Rock), Niyaz (Israel-Contemporary World), FIGHTs (Louisiana-Indie Pop), Delhi 2 Dublin (British Colombia-Celtic Punjabi Electronica), French Mass (Louisiana), The Mercy Brothers (Louisiana-Hillbilly Gospel), Tribute to Hadley Castille w/ Sarah Jayde & the Sharecroppers (Louisiana-Cajun), Sunny Duval (Québec-Rock n Roll), Le Vent du Nord (Québec-Traditional Québecois), Young Band Nation Blues Project (Louisiana-Blues), Solas (Ireland-Traditional), Spoken Word (Louisiana-Poetry), Huval-Fuselier Trio (Louisiana-Cajun), Cirque de La Rue (Various),  Uncle Lucius (Texas-Rock n Roll/Blues), McKenzie Bourg (Louisiana-Pop), Audubon Choral Group (Louisiana-French Chanson), LJ Alleman Guitar Ensemble( Louisiana-Guitar), Tammat (France-Traditional), Brushy One String (Jamaica-Blues/Reggae), Bayou Teche Biere (Arnaudville, LA), The Onlies (Louisiana), Irish Jam hosted by Tony Davoren (Ireland/Louisiana) 3:00pm Admission: Free.  Festival International Appreciation Party w/ The Mercy Brothers followed by The Blue Moon AllStars (Danny Devillier, Joel Savoy, Chris Stafford, Philippe Billeaudeaux) w/ surprise International guests (Louisiana/Various), The Wailers (Jamaica-Reggae),