Reception* 6:00 PM/Film 7:00 PM/ Musical Performance 9:00 PM
*Authentic Louisiana style food prepared by former New Orleans chef Billy Brigtsen of ‘Bright Sun Kitchen’ in Bradford, VT, will be available for purchase to kick-off the evening.
During the latter half of 2014, music filmmaker Robert Mugge worked with his partner Diana Zelman, executives Roger LaMay and Bruce Warren of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania public radio station WXPN, and World Cafe host and producer David Dye to document and assist WXPN’s exploration of the Creole culture of Southwest Louisiana through its yearlong Zydeco Crossroads project. The film portion of the project documented concerts by zydeco artists C.J. Chenier and Rosie Ledet in the Philadelphia area and followed XPN staff to Lafayette, Louisiana where concerts were staged featuring additional top zydeco artists Buckwheat Zydeco, Nathan Williams, Chubby Carrier, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr., Major Handy, Creole United, Soul Creole, Lil’ Nate Williams, Chris Ardoin, and Corey Arceneaux, along with collaborating Mississippi blues artist Vasti Jackson.
Q & A with Robert Mugge and Diana Zelman & musical dance concert performance by Planet Zydeco