Festivals Acadiens et Créoles – a celebration of a rich culture

Note from AHA president:  Festivals Acadiens et Créoles – Our cultural community celebrations of the local culture just get better each year, and, it should be mentioned here in the Attakapas Gazette.  Our Attakapas Historical Association members and the Attakapas Gazette readers should be encouraged to come out and celebrate together this coming weekend.

A very special event and program is associated with Festivals Acadiens et Créoles:  This year Anya Burgess and Chris Segura will lead a special tour of Crafting the South Louisiana Sound that draws on their personal experiences as musicians. They will explain the craftsmanship that goes into the instruments displayed and share live demonstrations as they guide visitors through the exhibit. Please note this event and exhibit are located next door to the Hilliard museum in the A. Hays Town Building. Presented in partnership with Festivals Acadiens et Créoles.   Wednesday, 11. October 2017, American events, Crafting the South Louisiana Sound: Curator Tour

Then on Thursday, October 12 Crafting the South Louisiana Sound Symposium – Tickets here

Organized by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Center for Louisiana Studies, the 2017 symposium will focus on South Louisiana instrument building. Seating is limited, so be sure to get tickets at the Eventbrite link above. A donation of $10 is suggested to attend.


9 a.m.
Welcome – Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Barry Ancelet and Patrick Mould

9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address – Dr. Mark DeWitt “Expressions of Human Intelligence and Creativity: Musical Instruments Worldwide and Here at Home”

10:45 a.m.
A Band of Builders – Dr. Michael Martin, moderator; Joel Pautz, Randy Falcon, Kenny Champagne and Jay Steiner

LA Folklife Survey Update – Maida Owens Presentation of the Louisiana Folklife Tradition Bearer Award honoring Randy Falcon with Louisiana Folklife Commissioner John Sharp

Buffet Lunch in Performance Center ($15)

1:30 p.m.
Master & Apprentice – Dr. Barry Ancelet, moderator Tina Pilione and Moisey Baudoin; Larry Miller and Jay Miller; Anya Burgess and Chris Segura

3 p.m.
Sourcing Local to Create the Contemporary South Louisiana Sound – Karl Fontenot, moderator Chris Stafford, Jason Harrington, Milton Guilbeau and Frank Kincel

4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks – Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Barry Ancelet and Patrick Mould