Belisaire Cajun Band at Le Grand Hoorah!, April 21, 2018
Belisaire, a band from France that been playing Cajun music for more than two decades, performed at Le Grand Hoorah! in Chicot State Park north of Ville Platte on April 21, 2018. For more information about the band, go to

This year Louisiana Folk Roots partnered with the Prairie Heritage Foundation, organizer of Le Grand Hoorah!, to make Le Grand Hoorah! the opening event of LFR’s Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week. For more information, go to

Belisaire took the stage inside a large tent about 12:15. Backlighting was a major issue in taking photos. One shot used direct flash. The others had to be adjusted quite a bit in post-processing.

For a listing of Cajun and Zydeco bands and Mardi Gras photos included on these Flickr pages, go to or
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