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“The best Cajun band in the world” – Garrison Keillor
For the past 43 years, Louisiana’s world-renowned group BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet.
The group has garnered two Grammy wins and twelve Grammy nominations. They have appeared regularly on A Prairie Home Companion (Garrison Keillor dubbed them “the best Cajun band in the world”) and they were also featured on the New Orleans-based hit HBO program Treme. BeauSoleil’s most recent album, and their 25th overall, is “From Bamako to Carencro,” which explores the cultural, musical, and migratory connection between West Africa and Louisiana.
Critics unanimously agree that it is “bon temps, every time they play,” (New York Times).