Louisiana Crossroads presents its final concert in the series - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Louisiana Crossroads presents its final concert in the series

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Louisiana Crossroads series had its final presentation Wednesday evening, April 11. The concert event brought together Canadian and Acadian musicians.

Both having similar musical roots, but with different techniques to keep the common heritage preserved.

"The concept of Louisiana Crossroads preserves our music in our area and our history and our cultural background and our heritage here in Louisiana," Lake Charles Director of Cultural Events Denise Fasske said.

"They are going to bring us the traditional French Canadian music and they are going to collaborate with three of our regional Acadian artists," Fasske said.

The group De Temps Antan from Quebec brought traditional Quebecois music to Southwest Louisiana with help from local musician and Cajun fiddler, David Greely.

Greely taught the Quebec musicians the Cajun style of playing.

"There's a lot that we share and there's a lot of things that we have different here," Greely said. "We've got so much blues in our music and so much swampy sound and everything."

But there's one difference between the two types of music.

"It's kind of half one foot in Louisiana and then one foot in Quebec, and the foot in Quebec is stomping a lot," Greely said.

De Temps Antan fiddler Andre Brunet said their music has a lot of energy and vitality.

"It talks. We don't need to think too much. We just have to feel it," Brunet said.

And using their feet is a huge part of their musical performance.

"It's the drum of the music. We don't have any drums except the foot work of the fiddler or the other musicians," he said.

The NPR affiliate broadcast the concert live and it was also streamlined worldwide on the Internet. It was the final concert in the Louisiana Crossroads series.

Copyright 2012 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat Advisory for today and Sunday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat Advisory for today and Sunday

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:37:09 GMT
    Feels-like temperatures for this afternoon (Source: KPLC)Feels-like temperatures for this afternoon (Source: KPLC)
    Feels-like temperatures for this afternoon (Source: KPLC)Feels-like temperatures for this afternoon (Source: KPLC)

    A heat advisory has been issued for our area through the day today. This advisory began at noon and lasts until 8 pm tonight. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s combined with dewpoints in the 70s. These two-combined causes the heat index to soar between 108 and 112. Through this evening expect continued hot and mostly sunny conditions. 

    More >>

    A heat advisory has been issued for our area through the day today. This advisory began at noon and lasts until 8 pm tonight. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s combined with dewpoints in the 70s. These two-combined causes the heat index to soar between 108 and 112. Through this evening expect continued hot and mostly sunny conditions. 

    More >>
  • Singer man pleads guilty to robbing DeQuincy bank

    Singer man pleads guilty to robbing DeQuincy bank

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:01:12 GMT
    Gordon Cooper (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)Gordon Cooper (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)

    A Singer man pled guilty on Wednesday to robbing a DeQuincy bank of almost $16,000 in December, according to U.S Attorney David C. Joseph's office. Gordon Scott Cooper, 56, Singer, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of bank robbery. The guilty plea states that Cooper entered a bank with an air-powered BB gun that looked like an automatic pistol and stole $15,999 from two teller drawers. Police later learned that a maroon Honda Pilot had been s...

    More >>

    A Singer man pled guilty on Wednesday to robbing a DeQuincy bank of almost $16,000 in December, according to U.S Attorney David C. Joseph's office. Gordon Scott Cooper, 56, Singer, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of bank robbery. The guilty plea states that Cooper entered a bank with an air-powered BB gun that looked like an automatic pistol and stole $15,999 from two teller drawers. Police later learned that a maroon Honda Pilot had been s...

    More >>
  • Candidates qualified for Iowa, Westlake, DeQuincy mayoral races

    Candidates qualified for Iowa, Westlake, DeQuincy mayoral races

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:27:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A list of qualifying candidates for the Nov. 6 is now available. For a full list of who has qualified in each parish, click HERE. Mayoral Races: Westlake Robert "Bob" Hardey (REP) Iowa Paul Hesse (NOPTY) DeQuincy James B. Harris (NOPTY) Heather Royer (REP) Riley Smith (REP) Kinder Wayland Lafargue (DEM) Oberlin Joseph "Moochie" Manuel (DEM) Marilyn G. Robinson (DEM) Elton Cathy Hollingsworth (DEM) Roger ...

    More >>

    A list of qualifying candidates for the Nov. 6 is now available. For a full list of who has qualified in each parish, click HERE. Mayoral Races: Westlake Robert "Bob" Hardey (REP) Iowa Paul Hesse (NOPTY) DeQuincy James B. Harris (NOPTY) Heather Royer (REP) Riley Smith (REP) Kinder Wayland Lafargue (DEM) Oberlin Joseph "Moochie" Manuel (DEM) Marilyn G. Robinson (DEM) Elton Cathy Hollingsworth (DEM) Roger ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly