ROOTS OF FIRE (PART 1)
“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.
WITH MUSIC FROM:
• JOURDAN THIBODEAUX ET LES RÔDAILLEURS
• PINE LEAF BOYS
• BONSOIR, CATIN
• JOEL SAVOY
• JOURDAN THIBODEAUX
• KRISTI GUILLORY
• WILSON SAVOY
• KELLI JONES (K.C. JONES)
"Even if I had never known or heard about cajun music, this documentary made me feel invited and welcome."
- Murf Reeves, WWOZ
FEATURING GRAMMY NOMINEE ANDRE THIERRY
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?
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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