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    Balfa Heritage Week
      Roots Heritage Festival
      April 22, 2006     
page one: workshops 

Roots Heritage Festival Afternoon Workshops

Music of the Balfa Brothers
With Peter Schwarz, who played with Dewey Balfa; Courtney Granger, Dewey's grand-nephew; and Christine Balfa Powell, Dewey's daughter and Louisiana Folk Roots founding director


Zydeco, Creole, and Cajun Accordion Styles
with Jeffery Broussard and Steve Riley


Music of Leo Soileau
including Peter Schwarz, Joel Savoy, Dirk Powell, and Ann Savoy

Savoy Family
with Joel, Marc, and Ann

The audience at the Leo Soileau workshop

The Williams Family and Zydeco

Nathan Williams, leader of the Zydeco Cha Chas, exchanged stories and piano accordion licks with his son, Nathan Jr., leader of Lil' Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers, facilitated by Herman Fuselier.

Harry Trahan
with his son-in-law, Mitch Reed, and daugher, Lisa Reed


Music of Varise Conner
led by David Greely on fiddle


Posted 7-17-06.

All photographs and text by David Simpson.

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