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  Balfa Heritage Week
   Geno Delafose and French
   Rockin' Boogie ● April 24, 2006 
Click here to go to the first page on the 2006 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week.

For all of the full-time participants in the Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week, the activities include a wide range of workshops and other programs all day long. But nearby residents who can't attend full time but are interested in a particular afternoon workshop can sign up for a "Local Lagniappe" session--either hands-on instruction or a demonstration workshop in which participants watch and learn. Cajun and Creole music is a folk tradition, passed from one generation, experienced and absorbed directly through encounters similar to those offered in the small groups sessions during DBCCHW.

Below are a few photos from the sessions held after the Vanicor Brothers' master presentation Monday afternoon.

Geno Delafose, Accordion Workshop

Al Berard


Joel Savoy, Fiddle Lesson

Jane Vidrine (at right), Jane Vidrine, Guitar Lesson

Ann Savoy, Guitar Chords

Cedric Watson (also shown below), Lesson in Songs of Canray Fontenot

Posted 7-22-06.

All photographs and text by David Simpson.

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