Festival International de Louisiane, an annual celebration of music, art and cuisine, released its Saturday night lineup Wednesday, and it's yet another day of quality music that makes the 26th annual event a premiere showcase.
Expect the full lineup to be released Friday, Feb. 10, here.
The jaw-dropping, if not name dropping, Saturday lineup includes: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria-/African/World), Texas Tornados w/ Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers & Shawn Sahm (Texas-Tex Mex), Lamajamal (Middle East/ U.S.- Gypsy Surf, Lindigo (Reunion Island-Maloya-Sega), and the Slavic Soul Party! (Balkans/U.S.-Slavic Brass).
The day begins with the Courir du Festival 5K Run, starting at Scène Chevron Héritage. The annual Festival International Promenade is set for 4 p.m., from Super Chevy Scene des Jeunes to Jefferson to Garfield.
At various times Thursday-Sunday, Cirque de la Rue, street performers from around the world, can be found performing on Jefferson Street between Vermilion and Garfield streets.
And, of course, downtown galleries will be open throughout the festival.
Saturday's lineup as broken down by stages:
Scène Popeyes International
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 ( Nigeria-African/ World)
Debo Band ( Ethiopia- Ethio-Groove)
Stooges Brass Band (Louisiana-New Orleans Brass)
Pedrito Martinez (Cuba-Latin Percussion)
Lindigo( Reunion Island-Maloya-Sega)
Ceux Qui Marchent Debout ( France-Brass Funk)
Scène Malibu Fais Do Do
Texas Tornados w/ Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers & Shawn Sahm ( Texas-Tex Mex)
Kharia Arby ( Mali-Desert Blues)
T-Bird & The Breaks (Texas-Funk/Hip Hop/Rock n Roll)
Debauche Russian Mafia Band ( Ukraine/US-Russion Retro Punk)
Red Stick Ramblers (Louisiana- Cajun)
Slavic Soul Party! (Balkans/US-Slavic Brass)
Scène TV5 Monde Lafayette
Soul Express Brass Band (Louisiana - Brass)
FIGHTs (Louisiana- Indie Pop)
Vishtèn (Prince Edward Island - Traditional Acadian)
Téada (Ireland- Traditional Irish)
Lamajamal (Middle East/ U.S.- Gypsy Surf)
Canailles (Québec- Québec Roots)
Radio Radio (New Brunswick - Hip Hop)
Scène Chevron Héritage
Courir du Festival 5K Run
Canailles (Québec - Quêbec Roots)
Louisiana Folk Roots presents: International Fiddle Summit (Louisiana- Traditional Fiddles)
Louisiana Folk Roots presents: Charlie Wooten & Doug Belote (Louisiana- Louisiana Funk)
Mercy Brothers (Louisiana- Rockabilly Gospel)
The Viatones (Louisiana- Folk Rock)
Lost Bayou Ramblers (Louisiana - Cajun)
Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band (Louisiana - Zydeco)
Super Chevy Scène Des Jeunes
Lamajamal (U.S. - Gypsy Surf)
Pedrito Martinez (Cuba- Latin Percussion)
Naybor's Basement (Louisiana - Rock)
La Promenade - From KADN Fox 15 Scène des Jeunes to Popeyes Scène International
Super Chevy Scène Des Jeunes, (Petite Scène)
Emma May (Louisiana - Singer/Songwriter
Allons jouer avec M. Christian (Louisiana)
LUS Pavillion De Cuisine
Les Bassettes (Louisiana- Cajun)
Beauty & The Beatnik (Louisiana- Pop)
Spoken Word (Louisiana - Poetry)
The Blue Trees (Louisiana - Singer/Songwriter)
Sean Bruce (Louisiana- Singer/Folkwriter)
Soirées du Cinéma
Soirées du Cinéma at the French Press-12:30pm (Admission: Free)
Film: Creole Cousins - A Portrait of Lindigo & Brazil
Soirées du Cinéma at the French Press-3 p.m. (Admission: Free)
Film: Agadez, the Music and the Rebellion
WGASA Bush Tribe Stilt Walkers (U.S.), Soul Express Brass Band (Louisiana), Ceux Qui Marchent Debout (France), Slavic Soul Party (Balkans/U.S.), Stooges Brass Band (Louisiana)
Rhythms & Roots Series
A musical series presented by Festival International de Louisiane, located at The Blue Moon Saloon
The Mercy Brothers (Louisiana) 9:30 p.m. Admission: $12
Feufollet w/ Shawn Sahm & members of the Texas Tornados (Louisiana/Texas) 11:00pm. Admission: $12
Kaleidoscope, directed by Nathan Gabriel, written by Ray Bradbury
(A co-production of Acting Unlimited, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Festival International)
At Theater 810
Located at 810 Jefferson St. (next to Carpe Diem)
Festival International Promenade
From Super Chevy Scene des Jeunes to Jefferson to Garfield
Parc de Lafayette
Capoeira Angola Palmares of Baton Rouge & New Orleans
(Martial Arts ,Song & Dance)
1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
New Orleans vs. Lafayette
310 Jefferson St.
1-3 p.m. daily
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