Cajun band to tour mainland China

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans-based public radio program “American Routes” has organized the first tour by a Louisiana French band to mainland China.

The New Orleans Advocate reports Jesse Lége, Joel Savoy & Cajun Country Revival will perform April 1-12 at American cultural centers, U.S. consulates and clubs in Guangzhou, Harbin, Nanjing and Shanghai.

The roots music-centered, eclectic “American Routes” radio show is heard through the U.S. Produced at Tulane, the program previously organized US-China exchange programs.

Nick Spitzer, host and producer of “American Routes” and professor of American studies and anthropology at Tulane University, is the tour's artistic director. He also will conduct oral history workshops and lecture about French Louisiana culture.

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