Lost Bayou Ramblers
September 6 - 9, 2017
The GRAMMY-nominated, South Louisiana ensemble Lost Bayou Ramblers is best known for infusing Cajun roots music with the propulsive rhythms of swing, rockabilly, and punk rock. This fall, the band comes to Duke for a residency featuring three separate performances: on Thursday, September 7, 2017, as headliners at the Pinhook in downtown Durham (tickets available HERE); and on Friday, September 8 and Saturday September 9, as part of a chamber orchestra featuring members of the North Carolina Symphony that will accompany a screening of Benh Zeitlin’s Oscar-nominated 2012 film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, at Duke’s Reynolds Industries Theater (tickets available HERE) — recreating for a live audience a score, and a film, to which they made such a memorable contribution. During this span, Lost Bayou Ramblers will engage with the Duke campus and Durham community through a Cajun dance class and a public conversation. Full details below.
LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS: CAJUN DANCE CLASS
Durham Cajun dance instructors Elvis Latiolais and Dianne Freund lead a free Cajun dance class for ticketholders an hour prior to the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ performance at the Pinhook in downtown Durham, with local opener Shamu Garçon.
Thursday, September 7, 7 PM
117 West Main Street, Durham
Free for ticketholders
SOUND AND IMAGE: A CONVERSATION WITH LOUIS MICHOT AND RONEN GIVONY ON BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
A free public conversation with Louis Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers) and Ronen Givony (Wordless Music) about Oscar-nominated 2013 film Beasts of the Southern Wild, moderated by filmmaker and Duke professor Gary Hawkins of the Center for Documentary Studies.
The discussion will take place in the Resource Room of Duke’s Center for Multicultural Affairs (Bryan Center, lower level), two floors below Reynolds Industries Theater.
Saturday, September 9, 6:30 PM
Duke University Center for Multicultural Affairs
Bryan Center (lower level, 0010B)
Free and open to the public
Made possible, in part, with a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts & the North Carolina Arts Council.