Cajun and Zydeco Nights Festival at Saulieu

Louisiana in all its splendour

02/08/2018 - 05/08/2018

Every year in the month of August, Bayou Productions gives Louisiana pride of place in the Burgundy town of Saulieu. Cajun and zydeco music, dance and instrumental courses, Louisiana cinema, local gastronomic dishes… Everything is brought together to bring you the chance to explore the USA's most French state!

The little French American girl

Since 1993, Bayou Productions has organised Cajun and Zydeco nights at Saulieu : A festival dedicated to Louisiana, its music, its dance, its cinema and its gastronomy.

Every year in early August, the historical background linking France to this part of America is recalled in a warm, welcoming environment. The objective: To spread knowledge, to promote and to preserve the Francophone culture of Louisiana.

For the uninitiated, Cajun and Zydeco music are genres of Louisiana music inspired by French, Irish and Creole musical traditions. The first is similar to country and western music. The second mainly takes its inspiration from rhythm and blues.

A rich and festive programme

The festival opens on the Thursday with a Film Night, during which works that deal with the music, the history and the culture of the region are screened.

Free dances are then organised for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. On the Saturday, a dance course (two-step, waltz, country dancing…) and instrumental classes (accordion, violin, guitar, washboard and triangle) are also available. And as for gastronomy - festival-goers have the opportunity to sample Cajun and Creole specialties for the duration of the festival.

Every year this event, which is unique in Europe, attracts thousands of Cajun and zydeco music enthusiasts, keen to be a part of these great festivities.

Nuits Cajun de Saulieu
Espace Jean Bertin et Marché Couvert - Rue de la Gare - 21210 - SAULIEU -
02/08/2018 - 05/08/2018
06 08 53 88 75

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