Springtime in Louisiana means music festivals around the state. In honor of the Baton Rouge Blues Festival (April 8-9), DeltaFest in Monroe (April 22), Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette (April 26-30), and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 28-May 7), the LDMA is highlighting Louisiana music in April. Learn more about the state’s diverse musical genres see interviews with the talented musicians who share Louisiana music with the world. From the world of blues, see interviews with Marcia Ball and Buddy Guy; in Cajun music, hear from Doug Kershaw, Michael Doucet, Zachary Richard, and others; from country music, see Jimmie Davis, Mickey Gilley, and Kix Brooks; and hear from jazz greats such as Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, Wyton Marsalis, and more. See Louisiana opera stars, R&B and soul singers, and zydeco legends. The LDMA has videos of Louisiana marching bands including LSU’s Golden Band from Tigerland and the Southern University Human Jukebox.
Throughout the month of April, you can also view these documentaries in their entirety: Frame After Frame: The Images of Herman Leonard, Rainin’ In My Heart: Back to the Blues, and Jazz for Young People: What is New Orleans Music?
To explore the Louisiana Music, visit the LDMA website at ladigitalmedia.org.
Published: February 22, 2017
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