WINTHROP – Louisiana’s Savoy Family Cajun Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, in the Winthrop Performing Arts Center.

Ann Savoy and her band, the Magnolia Sisters, played a sold-out concert here in January. The full evening of music on Aug. 6 will feature Ann, her husband, Marc, and their sons, Joel and Wilson. Together, they play Cajun music laced with an earthy sensuality.

The concert is sponsored by the nonprofit Winthrop Education Corporation. Proceeds will benefit Winthrop High School’s French Club and also be used by Winthrop Education to provide cultural programming for the area.

Ann Savoy is considered a masterful Cajun musician and an authority on the history of French music in Louisiana.

Her book, “Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People,” received the American Folklore Society’s Botkin Award. She appeared in the movie “The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood”and recorded three songs for the movie’s soundtrack.

Marc Savoy is a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship Award. Whether playing with the old Cajun masters or the Savoy-Doucet Cajun band, which includes his wife, Ann, and fiddler Michael Doucet, of BeauSoleil, Marc Savoy and his accordion are firmly rooted in the sounds of Louisiana French music.

The Savoy Family Cajun Band’s visit provides a chance to hear a fine Cajun band in the new Winthrop center, which has excellent acoustics and comfortable seating, according to a spokesman.

Reserved tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students or seniors. They’re available at Apple Valley Books, 121 Main St. in Winthrop. For more information about the Savoy Family Cajun Band, people can visit www.savoymusic-center.com.

For details about the Aug. 6 performance contact Bill MacDonald at [email protected] or (207) 395-4279.


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