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Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:30 pm


$25 general admission
$50 VIP ticket, priority entrance & seating

Note that this event already took place

Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL


Street and garage parking near theater
Click here for a map and easy directions


presented as part of Tigertail's April-long FLA-FRA Florida/France festival

The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band plays honed down, hard core Cajun music laced with an earthy sensuality. Marc Savoy (accordion, vocals), wife Ann (guitar, frequent lead vocals), and Michael Doucet (fiddle, vocals) are today's old-world masters. And so tradition is safe in these preservationist hands, with as pure an all-acoustic, all-Cajun French vision of Acadian music as you'll find in the 21st century. The trio has been performing and recording together since 1977.

The trio has traveled all over the world, appearing in many prestigious venues, such as the Newport Folk Festival, the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Concert Series, even the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England, to name a few. They have been featured on numerous State Department tours and featured in national festivals. Marc Savoy was awarded the highest honor in the country for traditional artists – the honorable National Heritage Fellowship Award. Michael Doucet was awarded a Grammy award for his work with his other band, BeauSoleil. And Ann Savoy was awarded the Botkin Book Award for her definitive book on the history of Cajun music, and she recently appeared as a musician in the film Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.

Although the Savoy Doucet Cajun Band insists upon maintaining a more acoustic approach to Cajun music the band can hold its own amongst Cajun music lovers everywhere. In fact, the band loves seeing how much power and sound they can get out of just three instruments. Each members of the band can play numerous instruments and sometimes trade instruments during stage performances. Sometimes the group demonstrates the way Cajun music has evolved by demonstrating the early double fiddle – triangle sound or the solo accordion – fiddle sound. Early French ballads are added to the program to show other historic elements prevalent in early southwest Louisiana. Between the songs the Cajun French poetry of the songs is often briefly translated by Ann so that the feeling can be better understood. Their repertoire is chosen carefully, popular dancehall tunes interspersed with soulful ballads, fiddle or vocal duets, or blues. The songs show the spectrum of Cajun life from sorrow and lost love to nonsense and the joy of dance. The Savoy Doucet Cajun Band brings the raw energy of the dancehalls of southwest Louisiana to the stage, peppered with humorous and informative anecdotes about life on the Louisiana prairies.

Read more about the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band here at the Savoy Music Center site
and here at Ann Savoy's site

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