Sat, Aug 03|
Cajun Fiddle Workshop and Concert with David Greely
Time & Location
Aug 03, 2019, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Kula Wellness, 136 Emily Ln, Brasstown, NC 28902, USA
About The Event
David Greely’s French Louisiana music is opening a new wing in his tradition. David has taken the swampy syncopations of Cajun music and its renaissance French dialect to new level of sophistication without losing its urgency and texture. In solo acoustic performance, he sounds like two or three fiddles, weaving accompaniment to his vocals as if it’s someone else singing. Presenting his concerts in English or French, he embraces all the aspects of his heritage that a fiddle and voice can reach- ancient ballads, cane field blues, yearning waltzes and fiery two steps, and melds his ancestral legacy with his own adroit compositions and stories of the rich souls who kept this music and language alive.
Join David Greely at Kula Wellness on Saturday, August 3rd, from 4:30-6:30pm for a Cajun Fiddle workshop as he shares instructional insight into this musical tradition. Students will learn a two step and a waltz along with the characteristic Cajun phrasing and ornaments. This workshop will include a meet and greet as well as some casual discussion time and will be followed by a Cajun Fiddle performance by David Greely at 7:30pm. You are welcome to attend either the workshop, concert, or both!
*Students must bring their own instrument and have some familiarity with playing.*
More about David:
David was born in Baton Rouge of Cajun and Irish ancestry, and learned Cajun music on dance hall stages throughout South Louisiana, in the archives of Cajun and Creole music at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, and from his apprenticeship to Cajun fiddle master and National Heritage Fellow Dewey Balfa. As a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, David toured Folk Festivals worldwide for 23 years, and was nominated for four Grammy Awards. He has received the Louisiana Artist Fellowship Award for Folklife Performance, and is an adjunct instructor of Cajun fiddle at the University of Louisiana.
Learn More about David and Listen at http://davidgreely.com/
Cajun Fiddle Workshop
This ticket includes a 2-hour fiddle workshop from 4:30-6:30pm