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Event: 'New Orleans French Festival '

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Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009 At 10:30 AM
Duration: 8 Hours
Contact Info:
For more information: Contact Ecole Bilingue, 504-896-4500. Media inquiries: Contact Kathryn LeMieux, kklemieux@cox.net, 504-837-0128; 504-289-3118
Location:

New Orleans French festival to feature
two stages of music and Cajun band “Feufollet”

What: Fête Française, a festival featuring French and Cajun food, music and art
When: March 21 from 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Where: 821 General Pershing Street, New Orleans
Highlights: Bands including Feufollet, 101 Runners, Gravity A and VaVaVoom; and food from Herbsaint, Cochon and St. James Cheese Company.

The festival is presented by New Orleans’ French immersion school, Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans. The school celebrates its 10th year with “Fête Dix” from 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. March 21, on its campus at 821 General Pershing, New Orleans. The festival is sponsored, in part, by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.




For the first time, the festival will feature two simultaneous stages of music. The headlining act will be Feufollet, a young Cajun band that are considered the present and future of Cajun music. Band members are products of French immersion schools.

Other performers will include Gravity A, VaVaVoom, 101 Runners with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, Hazel and the Delta Ramblers and Zulu Connection. Food from Herbsaint and Cochon, James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Donald Link’s restaurants, will be available, as will French pastries, cheese and wine. The Fête marketplace, silent auction, and family-friendly games and activities round out this year’s festival.




All proceeds of Fête Française will benefit Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans, New Orleans' premier French immersion school and its scholarship program. Founded in 1998, Ecole Bilingue strives to preserve and enhance Louisiana's long bilingual tradition through the curriculum of the French Education Nationale.
“Bonne Ecole – Belle Enfance”