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A bit of bayou in the borough!

Brooklyn Daily

If you’re more of a fan of the fiddle than the banjo, you probably should head to Bayou ‘n Brooklyn festival instead of or in addition to the folk festival.

This year’s Louisiana-themed event, held at the Jalopy Theater will include three days of ragin’ cajun music from groups such as Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band, Forest Huval & Al Berard, and others, between May 11 and 13.

“You won’t even have to jump on a plane to get to Louisiana,” said the festival’s founder and producer Deborah Monlux. “We’re going to have authentic food and dance because we’re bringing the musicians here.”

The festival, the second annual, will even include workshops on cajun fiddlin’ and a couple of community jam sessions to bring that Big Easy vibe to the big city.

And as a creative fundraising stunt, $25 will get you the chance to jam out with Berard, a Grammy-nominee, on Saturday night.

Bayou n’ Brooklyn Music Festival at the Jalopy Theater [315 Columbia St. at Hamilton Avenue in Columbia Waterfront District, (718) 395–3214] May 11-13, various times. Day pass $15. Visit

Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at or by calling (718) 260-2531. And follow him at

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