Two surviving French language enclaves in North America, Quebec and Louisiana, share a common ancestry. Their unique cultural influences are reflected in two vibrant and contrasting living music traditions. The French Connection unites them. In a compelling evening of music two masters of their traditions illustrate the common ground and diverging branches of American and Canadian francophone culture.

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
With their uncompromising respect for tradition and a forward-looking vision, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have set the standard for modern Cajun music.

De Temps Antan
Using Quebec’s vibrant living music tradition as a springboard for musical innovation De Temps Antan forms a power trio catapulting audiences headlong into the future French-Canadian music and culture.