Sure, cypress trees swayed along Lafayette's Jefferson Street all day Saturday, backdrop banners were absent from stages and the lowered stage caps made the performers look a little taller.But as gray clouds blocked the sun and a stiff breeze blew, so did the horns of France's Ceux Qui Marchent Debout as Festival International de Louisiane sailed through the afternoon of its second to last day in downtown.And that put a smile on the face of Scott Feehan, Festival's executive director. "We...
You can call him “Mr. Excitement,” because, well, that’s the moniker Patrick Henry has earned with some 40 years in the music business fronting the Liberation Band.Henry's soulful vocals and dazzling dance moves have kept crowds grinning and grooving in St. Landry parish, where zydeco was born.“I like the flavor that it brings,” Henry said of rhythm and blues music. “I like zydeco, too. But I like R&B because you’ve got more dynamics.
Harold Bernard was dancing before he was born.“My mother used to go dancing in Antlers when she was pregnant with me,” Bernard said. “She’s 90 years old now and widely accepted as the greatest jitterbugger that ever came out of Vermilion Parish.”With such lineage, Bernard has taken his dance-happy feet, bound by rhythm and culture, around the globe, spreading the gospel of two-steps and waltzes to the distinctive sounds of Cajun and zydeco music.
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