The Revelers

Date
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time
9 p.m.
Location
The Terrace, Memorial Union
Description
It's all about dancing on the Terrace tonight! Equally at home on a festival main stage, a late night dance party, or a performing arts hall, the Revelers are a Louisiana supergroup combining swamp pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana.Little-known outside of Louisiana, swamp pop is a music that's nearly confined to the archives of the 50s and 60s, save for a handful of bands today. In short, swamp pop is Southwest Louisiana's answer to the R&B and rock 'n roll that came out of New Orleans, Memphis and Detroit in the 50s. When that unstoppable sound reached Cajun and zydeco musicians, they caught the bug and played their own versions the only way they knew how — sometimes in French, and traded in their fiddles and accordions for horns and electric guitars. It's a perfect example of how everything that comes from Acadiana is dripping with its own unique culture. This free event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a Union member. 
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