Lost Bayou Ramblers: Cajun Dance Class
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Durham Cajun dance instructors Elvis Latiolais and Dianne Freund lead a free Cajun dance class for ticketholders an hour prior to Louisiana-based Lost Bayou Ramblers’ performance at the Pinhook in downtown Durham, with local opener Shamu Garçon.
Lost Bayou Ramblers perform Thursday, September 7 at the Pinhook (tickets available HERE), and also alongside a 25-member chamber orchestra composed of members of the North Carolina Symphony as part of a pair of screenings of the Oscar-nominated 2013 film Beasts of the Southern Wild with live score, on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 at Duke’s Reynolds Industries Theater (tickets available HERE).
Thursday, September 7, 7 PM
117 W Main St, Durham
Free for ticketholders.
Lost Bayou Ramblers begin Duke Performances’ 2017/18 season with an exclamation mark. Before joining the North Carolina Symphony to perform the score for Beasts of the Southern Wild, the Ramblers — a Cajun family band with influences that include garage rock and punk — will rattle the walls of the downtown Durham rock club the Pinhook. Singer Louis Michot “possesses one of the great keening voices of Cajun music,” according to The New York Times, and thanks in part to him the Ramblers have netted a GRAMMY nomination, tour dates with Arcade Fire, and a significant role in Beasts of the Southern Wild. The band shares the stage at the Pinhook with local collective Shamu Garçon, whose spirited mix of Cajun and country tunes offers the night’s ideal preamble.Made possible, in part, with a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts & the North Carolina Arts Council.