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International Jam #502

This series of one-hour performance programs features artists from around the world. The shows were taped live, on location at the annual Festivale International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana. International Jam showcases many talented Louisiana artists and our indigenous music styles, while also exploring and comparing other cultures and music presented at the Festival International each year. The series offers viewers across the country a first-hand look at the Festival International and the variety of music that makes it so popular. These exotic sounds explore the many reasons for musical expression. From Haiti, the group Boukan Ginen hopes to raise social awareness through their lyrics to bring about change in their country, while Djo Dezormo and his group from Martinique struggle to preserve and celebrate their heritage through their Carnival music. Also featured are the Afro-Cuban rhythms explored by the Iroko Project (USA/Cuba), which are an ancient African religious expression; and the popular, modern dance sound of Congolese souokus from living legend Tabu Ley Rocheraus and his Orchestre Afrisa (Zaire).


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