In this wrap-up of our time at the Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette (also see earlier entries), we note some of the other performers we heard along with some of the scenes from the Festival.
One of our favorite groups was Suroît from the Magdalene Islands in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. “Everywhere they go, they display the same “suroît” energy as the southwest wind bringing in beautiful weather” (group’s bio).
Two of the group’s members are shown below.
There was something about how this group was positioned on the steps leading to a vacant shop just off the main downtown area that took me back. As I saw the scene, I thought of seeing this in a family album in the 1950s.