Sunday, June 28, 2009

Dewey Balfa and friends

I've posted this video before but I like it so much I feel like posting it again. It features Dewey Balfa, Nathan Abshire, Tony Balfa and Rockin' Dopsie playing in a school and teaching kids about their musical tradition. There isn't a lot of footage out there featuring Nathan Abshire. Here he plays Jolie Blon. Mr. Abshire, Mr. Balfa and Mr. Dopsie are all gone now. Balfa was an activist, an ambassador for his Cajun cultural traditions.

A culture is preserved one generation at a time.

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