Rialto – Back to the Bayou

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Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts continues its 2011-2012 Series with Back to the Bayou: New Voices in Zydeco & Cajun featuring Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole and Feufollet on Saturday, March 31 at 8 PM.

The Rialto goes back to the Bayou with GRAMMY-nominated Creole sensation Cedric Watson and his band Bijou Creole – whom he debuted on the Rialto stage in 2009 – alongside Feufollet, a band deeply rooted in the francophone soil of Louisiana and pushing boldly and organically into unexplored varieties of the Cajun experience. Watson, one of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun or Creole music in years, is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist, and songwriter of seemingly unlimited potential. Feufollet breaks new ground featuring originals that draw on deep roots tempered by the cutting edge of contemporary life, capturing the spirit of Cajun tradition without mimicking it.

Tickets for the Rialto performance start at $34 and are available at the Rialto Center’s box office, (404) 413-9TIX (9849) or www.rialtocenter.org.  Group and Georgia State University student discounts are offered for this show. The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University is located at 80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia.  Free parking is available for all Rialto Series events.

The Rialto’s 2011-2012 season continues with the Georgia State University School of Music’s Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra presentation of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Dave Douglas with the GSU Jazz Band on April 20, and Two Cultures, One Voice: Israel Meets Mali featuring the Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Touré Quartet on April 21.

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Back to the Bayou:  New Voices in Zydeco and Cajun
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole and Feufollet
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 8 PM
The Rialto goes back to the Bayou with GRAMMY-nominated Creole sensation Cedric Watson and his band Bijou Creole (whom he debuted on the Rialto stage in 2009) alongside Feufollet, a band deeply rooted in the francophone soil of Louisiana and pushing boldly into unexplored yet utterly natural varieties of the Cajun experience. Watson, one of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun or Creole music in years, is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist, and songwriter of seemingly unlimited potential. Feufollet breaks new ground featuring originals that draw on deep roots tempered by the cutting edge of contemporary life, capturing the spirit of Cajun tradition without mimicking it.
Venue: Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University
Cost: Tickets starting at $34
Contact: 404-413-9TIX or www.rialtocenter.org

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