Evangeline Made at Le Grand Hoorah!, April 21, 2018
Evangeline Made, a band carrying on the Cajun music tradition of Evangeline Parish, performed at Le Grand Hoorah! in Chicot State Park north of Ville Platte on April 21, 2018. Among the musicians was Jason Babineaux on accordion. A resident of Houston for the past 11 years, he still sounds just as great as he did years ago when I remember him playing with Fred Charlie and the Acadiana Cajuns. During part of their set, Evangeline Made showcased the talents of two young musicians, Ashton Aucoin on fiddle and vocals, and his brother, Ivan, on drums. Their mother, Shannon Aucoin, played guitar and sang, and their father, Louie Aucoin, played bass.

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 www.lafolkroots.org/le-grand-hoorah/.

For a listing of Cajun and Zydeco bands and Mardi Gras photos included on these Flickr pages, go to www.cajunzydecophotos.com or www.cajunzydecophotos.com/mobile.
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