Lt Governor Billy Nungesser has proclaimed October 2017 as the third annual Folklife Month to recognize the rich diversity of Louisiana’s living traditions and bring attention to the individuals who sustain them. The initiative showcases an array of tradition bearers in a series of public programs taking place at venues across the state. Presentations will be introduced by Folklife Ambassadors from the Louisiana Folklife Commission (LFC) and Louisiana Folklore Society (LFS).
Schedule of the tradition bearers to be honored:
October 4 in Monroe- Hil Lytle, a violin builder from Monroe
October 11 in New Orleans- Kevin Dunn, second line ribbon worker and beader from New Orleans
October 12 in Lafayette- Randy Falcon, accordion builder from Duson
October 19 in Covington- Jim Oertling, rockabilly musician from Robert
October 21 in Natchitoches- Hardrick Rivers, bluesman from Natchitoches
Presentations will be moderated by Folklife Ambassadors from the Louisiana Folklife Commission (LFC) and Louisiana Folklore Society (LFS). Folklife Month is supported in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information, click here: Louisiana Folklife Month 2017