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Roots of Fire
The New Generation of Cajun Music
- Thu, Sep 28
In Roots of Fire, five award-winning musicians honor the rich history and cultural legacy of Cajun music. The Cajun contemporary scene in Louisiana has found mainstream success with Grammy nominations and wins, but shuttering venues and an aging fan base leave some questioning the music’s future. With Wilson Savoy, Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones, Kristi Guillory, and Jourdan Thibodeaux lending their voices, the film is a celebration of the unique sounds created when the forces of fresh talent and deep history come together to fight for cultural survival. Featuring electrifying performances from the Pine Leaf Boys, Feufollet, Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs, Bonsoir Catin, T’Monde, Anna Laura Edmiston and Roddie Romero, the crowd-pleasing Roots of Fire shows how playing kick-ass music and preserving Cajun tradition for future generations can be a shared goal.