LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Musicians from Haiti, Sierra Leone and Greece, and from Mississippi, Texas and across Louisiana, are among more than 100 acts scheduled at the Festival International de Louisiane in April.
Dick Dale, called “King of the Surf Guitar,” will perform at a concert April 21 to support the festival.
The free festival will be held April 23-27 in Lafayette.
Headliners include Zachary Richard; Geno Delafosse & French Rockin' Boogie; Suroit, from Quebec's Magdalen Islands; Tinariwin from Mali; Radio Radio from Quebec; Bombino, from Niger; and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars.
BÃ©lO, from Haiti; Imam Baildi, from Greece; and Los Angeles-based Moroccan musician Hassan Hakmoun are among other international performers.
Hard Proof Afrobeat and Gina Chavez are among those from Texas. Rosco Bandana is coming from Gulfport, Miss.