THE SOUND OF A CAJUN FIDDLE...
in a cypress grove at the edge of the great swamp. The chank-a-chank of an accordion and the shuffle of feet on a dance floor on a warm night.
These are the sights and sounds that captivated us when we first visited southwest Louisiana. It is a culture so different from ours; it seems almost everyone plays an instrument, if only to bang on an iron triangle or rattle some spoons.
We bring that feel to our dances in the Seattle area, where a city-dweller can experience the community of dance, where listeners can transport to the farm and bayou area roadhouse.
SWAMP SOUL PERFORMS DANCE MUSIC
from Southwest Louisiana, a mixture of French, blues, and zydeco music that still moves dancers around the world. The core musicians have travelled extensively in Louisiana, learning tunes and style from Louisiana musicians. The accordionist and fiddler have performed this music for 20 years in this area, and are backed up by experienced guitarists and percussionists to create a dance groove that excites the feet and invites friendship.
Take a look at our calendar and join us at one of our events. We have a monthly dance at the Highliner Pub in Ballard, and can be seen around the Puget Sound area at music festivals, farmer's markets and mall dance venues. We're also available for private events - graduation parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs and more. Call us to book at 206-724-4471.
She's passed on but is dearly missed by all her loving family.
Valse de Platain
A romantic afternoon in the country is remembered in vocal duet.
This Opelousas roadhouse rocked the neighborhood - the place to be on Saturday night!
A lively dance to warm the soul, this fiddle tune melds Celtic and French.