Saturday, July 11, 2009

La Fête de Marquette - Day 2

This weekend is yet another in the stream of fabulous outdoor summer festivals hosted by the city. La Fête de Marquette celebrates the early French traders and trappers who moved through the area, especially Pére Marquette. The music lineup therefore is French influenced acts from around the world: France, French colonies, Quebec, and Cajun. I missed day one, but caught all of day two.

The lineup was as follows:
5:00- 11:00 --- Le Nuit des Étoiles
5:30- 6:45 - Claude Méthé et Dentdelion (Quebec)
7:30- 8:45 - Boukman Eksperyans (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
9:30- 11:00 - Tab Benoit (Louisiana)

The last two were particularly great, with Boukman Eksperyans beating out premier axeman Tab Benoit in my estimation. I posted a sizable set of photos at my Flickr site, and provided a slide show here. Enjoy!

UPDATED: I added images to the set from Saturday and Sunday morning as well. They are in reverse sequence, so if you already looked through the set, you won't have to wade through all the pictures you have already seen (unless you want to, of course). The rest of the lineup was as follows:

Saturday - July 11th
Noon-11:00 --- Le Jour du Monde
12:30- 1:30 --- Tent -Robin Pluer with Mrs. Fun
2:15-3:15 Tent - Robin Pluer with Mrs. Fun
3:15- 4:30- Stage-Chic Gamine (Winnipeg)
5:15- 6:30 Stage -Watcha Clan (Marseilles/Algeria)
7:15 - 8:45 Stage - Balla Tounkara et Groupe Spirit (Mali/NYC)
9:30- 11:00 Stage - Lura (Cape Verde)

Sunday - July 12th
Noon - 9pm- Le Jour de Louisiane
9:00- Noon-MMM "Acoustic Café" Breakfast w/ Chic Gamine and Claude Méthé et Dentdelion
Noon -1pm -John Chimes (Madison)
1:30 -2:30-Mama Digdowns Brass Band (Madison)
3:00- 4:15 - Feufollet (Lafayette)
4:45- 6:00 -Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Lafayette)
7:00- 8:30-The Radiators (New Orleans)

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