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Sep 30, 2009 2:39 PM by sleonard
Lafayette, La.- Three major events bring the sounds of Zydeco, Blues and Latino music to downtown celebrating cultural traditions and community spirit, this week in Parc International.
Zydeco greats, Geno Delafose, Krossfyre and Keith Frank perform at Acadiana Coup de Main on Thursday, October 1. This event is hosted by the Cravins foundation to benefit the children of CASA St. Landry. Performances begin at 5:30 p.m. and include food and fun. For more information, call 337-948-3550.
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) presents the legendary blues pianist and singer, Henry Gray and the Cats on Friday, October 2, 2009 in Parc International from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Henry Gray has been playing for more than seven decades with a multitude of iconic artists including Robert Lockwood, Jr., the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Koko Taylor, among many others. Henry has also released a new CD, Times Are Gettin' Hard, which was recently entered for consideration for a Grammy nomination in the Traditional Blues Genre. Also at DTA!, the NBA team, the New Orleans Hornets, will be making an appearance with an introduction of players and coaches for the DTA! crowd. DTA! is a free event sponsored by Cox, Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, Lafayette Coca Cola, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Products.
The 4th Annual Latin Music Festival will be celebrated Saturday, October 3rd at Parc International from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. "Otra," "Latin Four" and "Low Luster League" are the featured bands for this year's Festival, along with DJ Rafie from Havana City. The event includes a taste of the local Latin-American cuisine and showcases family friendly entertainment, including the Children Museum of Acadiana, Mitch the Magician, dance exhibitions and dance therapy. Sponsors for the event include Cox Communication and SiTV Canal Latino. In addition, Louisiana Extended Care Hospital and Louisiana HomeCare will be introducing Hispanic doctors to the Acadian community at the Festival.
More information about downtown events can be found at www.downtownlafayette.org .