BANJO Stage

Cedric Watson

Sat, Oct 1 |  Banjo Stage  |  11:00 - 11:45am

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole resurrect the ancient sounds of the French and Spanish contra dance and bourré alongside the spiritual rhythms of the Congo tribes of West Africa, who were sold as slaves in the Cariibbean and Louisiana by the French and Spanish. Unlike many of his contemporaries, the four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist is also a prolific songwriter, writing almost all of his songs on his double row Hohner accordion. Cedric’s songs channel his diverse ancestry (African, French, Native American and Spanish) to create his own brand of sounds.