Listen to the Magnolia Sisters at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
UL Lafayette's Center for Louisiana Studies is hosting an intimate house concert featuring Grammy-nominated all-female band, the Magnolia Sisters. Playing through the southwest Louisiana songbook of Cajun, Creole, dancehall favorites, and front porch ballads, the Magnolia Sisters is composed of Ann Savoy, Anya Burgess, Jane Vidrine and Lisa Trahan. ACCF Archivist Chris Segura commends the Magnolia Sisters for their enduring commitment to traditional Louisiana music, saying, "few bands have delved into the old South Louisiana musical recordings like the Magnolia Sisters. They've studied the work of Alan Lomax, Ralph Rinzler and Harry Oster, and many others, and have brought these old songs back to life. Their shared knowledge of the old repertoire will make for an incredible night of music and stories."
The ACCF is the world's largest collection of Cajun and Creole folklore, field recordings, oral histories, and other folk life materials. Ann Savoy champions the Center's efforts, for “without the tireless work of the people at the Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore we, the musicians of this state, wouldn’t have this beautiful old material to listen to, the dig through, to learn from. It is an invaluable resource, a treasure, the best part of our music…it is our life, our history.”
We know you love your home at Bridgeway Apartments in Lafayette, Louisiana, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.