Hosted by the National Park Service

DEMONSTRATORS

Calvin Ardoin
Gary Badeaux
Willie Badeaux

Bonnie Boudreaux
Ms. Bursia
Christy Castille
Lora Ann Chaisson
John Colson
Tom Colvin
Linda "Pish" Dahlen
Charlie Daniels
Richard Delahoussaye

Bill Ellzey

Matt Fruge
Rebecca Henry
C.J. Knobloch
Ann Luster
Janie Luster

Jackie Miller
Larry G. Miller

Tommy Myers
Bill Parrie
Doris Perkins

Charlene Quinilty
Clifton Rambin
Sam Riehl
Margo Rosas

Berk Veillon
Myrna Wilson


Folklife Village

       a showcase of LA folk artists and crafts people


The FOLKLIFE VILLAGE will feature Louisiana folk artisans demonstrating authentic, traditional Louisiana crafts and trades.  Festival guests will have the opportunity to speak with the exhibitor/demonstrator and learn firsthand about the craft.  It is a high priority that this core component represent the cultural diversity of Louisiana in an authentic way, and that each art or craft exhibited be celebrated and shared with integrity and respect.
Invited participants in the FOLKLIFE VILLAGE represent the precious core of the project.  Festival organizers are carefully planning and preparing to host these individuals as carriers of custom, tradition and the essence of Louisiana culture.  The festival places a high value on the willingness of the Folklife Village "masters" to share their craft and knowledge.  It is also a high priority that we document (film, written interview, photographs) the story and contribution of these amazing individuals.  The Folklife component will be representative of the wide range of cultural traditions throughout the state of Louisiana.


Additionally, there will be
Narrative Stage presentations, discussions and panels. CLICK HERE to learn more.