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1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Sunday, October 7, 2012 | 12:00 am
Over the past three decades BeauSoleil has made 30 albums, won Grammys and evolved into the most esteemed Cajun group on the planet. Fiddler-vocalist Michael Doucet is well known for his mission to keep the unique southern Louisiana culture and music from extinction, but that hasn’t stopped his band from innovating and spicing its Cajun gumbo with elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country and blues. Formed in 1975, BeauSoleil literally means “good sun,” a reference to a fertile region in Nova Scotia where the band’s 17th-century, French-speaking ancestors lived prior to their migration to Louisiana, where they became “Cajuns.”