Festival International de Louisiane 2017
With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual Festival International de Louisiane features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries, including many from French productions, along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca.
Here are the bands from France performing in 2017:
Ceux Qui Marchent Debout
Known outside of their national territory as CQMD, Ceux Qui Marchent Debout (“Those Who Play Standing”) is an independent heavy funk band from Paris that performs using amplified brass band instruments from the 1930s. Pooling their individual influences these six talented musicians soon created a veritable melting-pot of sounds. The group’s shows always included a great deal of movement on and off stage. This performance is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
An American band with members from Los Angeles and Cambodia, Dengue Fever combines Cambodian pop music and lyrics with psychedelic rock. Now entering the second decade of their career, the band has evolved from the comfort zone of their trademark blend of 60’s Cambodian pop to an expanded musical palette that separates them from other Los Angeles bands.
Singer, author, and dancer Nicolle Rochelle from New York joins forces with French composer and producer Antoine Chatnet to form the Pop Electroswing band Ginkgoa. The duo create French songs with an American vibe, and American songs with a French touch; from pop music, to the swing of old New York with a mix of electro beats. The band was officially discovered at Les Francofolies, a well-known French festival, where they claimed the title as “Favorite Group.” Their single From New York to Paris became the anthem for a European perfume campaign.
Sirius Plan is a Franco-Belgian, all-female trio redesigning rock and femininity. Founded in 2011, Sirius Plan’s unique sound is described as elegant folk rock meets the bayou blues, blended together by French and English lyrics.
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