Dewey Balfa Heritage Week, 2012

The Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week took place at Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana last week.  There is something magical about being able to practice a music that you love next to people who also hold a passion, relation, and heart for the same music.  Beyond love, it’s about preservation.  relationship.  personal responsibility.  honoring.  searching?  Traditional Cajun music is a style/genre of music that has been carried down for generations.  The old tunes, along with the new ones, are continuously reshaping how we look at culture and what we decide to highlight or appreciate.  What a generous week of extreme talent, inspiring people and great fun.  Here are some of my favorite images of the week:

(also, If you see an image of yourself here and would like a copy, please email me at:  lisafoster33@gmail.com)

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One thought on “Dewey Balfa Heritage Week, 2012

  1. Awesome pictures Lisa! Enjoy the rest of your time in Louisiana! It looks like you are letting the good times roll! Wonderful memories 🙂

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