The Dana Center for the Humanities

Performing arts for New Hampshire

Event Details

Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:30 PM

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole and Sidi Toré,
The International Blues Express

From the Louisiana Bayou and the Sahara of Mali

Cedric Watson is an aggressive and gifted re-animator of Louisiana Creole music.The New York Times
Sidi Touré is a captivating performer whose skills and songs shine.Folklore Productions

Louisiana's four-time Grammy nominee Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole, and Mali's sensational 'desert blues' guitarist Sidi Touré come together for a Frenchinflected evening of music that pulses with modern edginess and flair, and is steeped in trans-continental roots that span African, Native American, Creole, French, and Spanish musical traditions. The melodic, percussive music of Mali's ancient desert kingdoms form a natural affinity with the southern U.S. Delta Blues tradition that grew in part from its older cousin, and creates an extraordinary connection with the multi-stranded, driving Zydeco music of the Bayou. It's a lyrical, rafter-raising, musical feast that will open your soul to the joy and passion of Franco-African and Creole music in its many vibrant forms.