The Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission is pleased to present the Catahoula Cajun Band in a free concert on the lawn of Shippen Manor, Sun., July 24 at 6 p.m. in Oxford. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, alcohol free coolers, and picnic baskets to enjoy this free concert, held one block west of the traffic light on Route 31.
The Catahoula Cajun Band is a New York-based group that plays the Cajun dance music of Southern Louisiana. All of the band members hail from north of the Mason-Dixon Line and are inspired to bring this Southern sound to the parks, streets, and subway platforms of New York. The band members are: Julie Winterbottom on accordion, Maggie Hoffee on vocals and guitar, Deborah Monlux on fiddle, Frank Luschinsky on bass, and Scott Fine on percussion.
Cajun Music is a fusion of French, American, and Country music, which inherited influences from African rhythms, Creole, blues, and improvisational singing techniques. The root and spirit of this music stems from Cajuns who would play in celebration of life, or “la joie de vivre.”
This free concert is presented by the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission, supported by the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The lawn at Shippen Manor is reasonably accessible and accessible lavatories are available. For further information please call (908) 453-4381 or visit us at firstname.lastname@example.org.