It is important to ensure that our Louisiana Cajun music and culture survive from one generation to the next. For the last 10 years, Yvette has had a hand in doing just that. As director for Louisiana Folk Roots Kids Camp, she has helped many young musicians connect with their roots.
In Just a few short weeks, Yvette will accompany La Famille Leblanc from Breaux Bridge, LA, showcasing Cajun music by performing in Quebec City for the 2017 meeting of the Francophone City Network which will be held from Monday July 17 to Wednesday July 19, 2017. Some 50 Canadian and US Cities are expected to take part in the event.
The conference will include keynote speeches and workshops that will focus on cultural tourism, economic development, culture, history and genealogy. In addition, a culinary showcase of various provinces of Canada and the state of Louisiana will be held on July 18: Chef Patrick Mould of Lafayette will be the featured Louisiana chef.
July 2017 will be quite festive in Québec City, especially with the presence of majestic tall ships that will sail in for Rendez-vous 2017, organized within the scope of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser will lead a Louisiana tourist promotion mission to Quebec City and Montreal on this occasion. The Breaux Bridge band will perform at the US Consul General’s Residence on July 17 and at a Louisiana tourism brunch in Montreal on July 19.
Ben Berthelot, President & CEO for Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission said it best…
“Our musicians are some of our greatest ambassadors, exposing our unique culture to other areas of the world every time they travel to play a gig. We are pleased to partner with Le Centre International and Lafayette Consolidated Government to have our music showcased at the Francophone City Network in Quebec City. We know that Yvette Landry and La Famille LeBlanc will leave attendees yearning for more, which will help drive visitors to our area to experience our one of a kind music in person.”