Playing tracks by
The Balfa Brothers, Jesse Lége, Joel Savoy & The Cajun Country Revival, BeauSoleil, Clifton Chenier, Ann Savoy and Linda Ronstadt and more.
September 14 edition of Sweeney's Gumbo YaYa features exclusively songs with French language titles from Louisiana. Noemie Vivier, Olympia-born and raised in France, shares the microphone with me as she helps me pronounce and translate the titles. If you can hang til near the end you'll hear Bill Boelens of WHYR - community radio in Baton Route, straightening both of us out on the proper way to say and the meaning of the band name: Bonsour Catin. Thank you Bill.