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Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole
November 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDTFree; donations appreciated
Join us for an afternoon of vibrant music and stories relating to the Illinois Bicentennial as performed by Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole. A blend of Celtic, Canadian and Old Time sounds, this music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles. Preserved by families in the Ozark foothills, the music remains largely intact and true to the traditions that have been passed down for over three centuries.
A medley of music, language, stories, and culture secreted away in the Missouri Ozarks now has a voice in the tapestry of this world. With the blessing of the Creole people of the Midwest, Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole are its passionate ambassadors, expanding interest and excitement in a region that has been, in many ways, ignored by the history books. What many have considered to be long lost is alive and kicking.
This event is for all ages. During the intermission, kids may enjoy a variety of hands-on activities relating to Illinois’ French Voyageur period. Light refreshments will be available. Registration or advanced tickets is not required; however, seating is limited.