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International Jam #503

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. This episode showcases modern music, driven by underlying African and Carribean rhythms: the dynamic Afro-Latin drumming of compas dance music performed by Dadou Pasquet and Magnum Band (Haiti); the hypnotic and romantic Malagasy sound of Rossy (Madagascar), Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens (photo at right) (South Africa) with their tightly harmonized township jive, and the rhythm of the Biguine vide in the music and dance of Martiniquan Carnival group Sasayesa.


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