Monday, January 19, 2015
Cajun Pride: Feufollet and "Fier d'Être Cadien"
Today's random tune is from down Louisiana way, in the Cajun country of Lafayette. Feufollet was formed in the late 1990s by some very young musicians (when they formed, their drummer was 8) and recorded their first record before they were teenagers. The band's name refers to the "crazy fire" or will-o-the-wisps in the swamps that mystified both travelers and swamp dwellers alike. Still a young band age-wise (all of them are in their 20s) they are an old band and very experienced in playing with one another. They do both straight ahead Cajun music, but they also improvise and add new elements to the old. This song, Fier d'Être Cadien (Proud to Be a Cajun), is from one of their earlier albums - 2002's Belle Louisiane, and therefore more typical of their straight-up Cajun sound.