Cajun Fais-do-do
Cooking, Culture, Music, Dancing

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00-5:00pm EDT - $20

Online via Zoom

This afternoon we will explore and enjoy various elements of Cajun culture including:

  • a Cajun cooking class with Jeanne Clifford (2-3pm)
  • a culture corner on the history/traditions/influences of the Cajun community by Mitch Reed (3:10-3:55)
  • dance instruction with Michelle Kaminsky and Alan Bradbury of Magnolia Cajun Band (4:00-4:20)
  • a set of traditional Cajun dance music played live by Mitch Reed, who kindly filled in when Hurricane Delta knocked out power to our original performers (4:20-5:00)

Learn more and register for this unique event! Upon registering you will receive a confirmation email that will include the Zoom link.

Download the recipes for Jeanne Clifford’s cooking class.

Jeanne Clifford

Mitch Reed

Michelle and Alan

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About our artists

Jeanne Clifford is well-known in the Boston area for her expertise in many areas of traditional dance and culture. A native Louisianienne, Jeanne welcomes this opportunity to present some of her Cajun recipes. While not dancing or coooking, Jeanne is a practising pediatrician.

Mitch Reed, Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist, traditional music instructor, and storyteller, was born in Bayou Vista, Louisiana and raised in Lafayette. He enjoys passing on the unwritten tradition of Cajun fiddling and storytelling, while exploring the connections between the musical traditions of Acadia and Acadiana. Learn more about Mitch.

Michelle Kaminsky and Alan Bradbury started the band Magnolia in 1989 in Providence, Rhode Island. Learning their music form Louisiana’s finest, Magnolia has earned them a solid reputation at home and recognition in the Cajun heartland. Their dance lessons and music have helped build a strong sense of community at festivals and fais-do-dos all over Northeast. Learn more about Magnolia.