CAJUN COMMUNITY JAM - ACOUSTIC, PORCH STYLE

BRING YOUR FIDDLE, ACCORDION, BANJO, MANDOLIN, GUITAR BASS OR TRIANGLE (tit for) FOR A FRONT PORCH STYLE ACOUSTIC SESSION. (OR TO LISTEN AND HAVE A ROOT BEER FLOAT).  
JAM SESSION DATES:
JANUARY 26
FEBRUARY 23
MARCH 30
APRIL 27

ABOUT CAJUN MUSIC
Cajun music is influenced by roots country music. Most Cajun bands could be considered a kind of fusion between French/American country with addition of the instruments triangle (called Tit fer) and accordion. However, Creole music tends to retain more of that older style of playing Cajun music colored by Afro Caribbean sensibilities. Some say there is no such thing as Creole music, that it is really Cajun music by another name. Others think the black and Creole players would accent the rhythms of Cajun music in a distinctly unique way from their white Cajun neighbors, but here is a great deal of overlap and back and fort influence between the Cajuns and Creoles.

JAM COORDINATOR DEBORAH MONLUX paved a way for cultural exchange through music, art, dance in Brooklyn. She was first inspired by the music of renowned and Cajun Hall of Fame accordion player: Jesse Lége and partnered with him to produce Bayou ‘n Brooklyn Music Festival in 2011. She’s produced performances and jam sessions at venues that include Jalopy, Franklin Park Nyack, Lincoln Center BID, Postitively 8th in NYC, Galapagos Arts, the Atlantic Antic and Flatbush Frolic. She also plays fiddle in the NY based Catahoula Cajun Band and often travels to Louisiana to participate in festivals and workshops and soak up the Louisiana-born music and culture.