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THE PROJECT

DIGITAL SERIES

Amidst shuttered rural dance clubs and encroaching globalization, five Grammy award-winning musicians push against stereotypes of the American South and move the music of their ancestors forward. But their fans are getting older and the language is fading away. Will their efforts be enough to save a dying community?

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The accompanying digital series features vignettes with a variety of artists, including established stars in Cajun and Zydeco, behind-the-scenes videos, and featurettes on related topics.

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FEATURE FILM
ROOTS OF FIRE (PART 1)

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“If you’re not living your culture, you’re killing your culture.”

 

In Roots of Fire, a group of musicians honor the rich history and cultural legacy of Cajun music. The genre's contemporary scene in Louisiana has found mainstream success with Grammy Award nominations and wins, but shuttering venues and aging fans leave some questioning the music’s longevity. Featuring electrifying performances, this vibrant documentary examines the intersection between music and preserving tradition for future generations.

ROOTS OF FIRE FEATURE

DOCUMENTARY FILM TRAILER

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"Even if I had never known or heard about cajun music, this documentary made me feel invited and welcome."
- Murf Reeves, WWOZ

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

CALIFORNIA CREOLE

FEATURING GRAMMY NOMINEE ANDRE THIERRY

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We're casting artists to be part of the digital series & the Roots of Fire (Part 2) Zydeco Feature Documentary! If you’re a musician in this space and would love to be involved, drop us a line. We’d love to talk.

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There are sponsorship opportunities for the digital series. If your brand has synergy with our project, and you’d like to partner up, then let's talk. Send us an email and tell us a little about your company!

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