Takoma Park Folk Festival Benefit Concert and Dance
(featuring The Mammals and Squeeze Bayou)

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 PM (Cajun dance workshop 7:00 PM)
Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park
$10 advance/$12 door (One ticket includes admission to both events.)

Here’s a double bill you won’t want to miss, and proceeds benefit the Takoma Park FolkFestival! Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (Pete Seeger’s grandson), Michael Merenda, and Ruth Ungar (Jay Ungar’s daughter ), better known as The Mammals, bring modern sensibilities to traditional music. Blending the textures of their varied instruments, repertoires, and influences, the trio is spreading the message that traditional folk music is alive and well. In a constantly evolving genre, the Mammals create a strongly grounded acoustic sound that is beautiful, energized, and raw—preserving the timeless appeal of American roots music.


Squeeze Bayou
plays the stompingest Cajun dance music in the Mid-Atlantic. Their sounds capture the unique blend of country, blues, and Creole of Southwestern Louisiana. Two-steps and waltzes are the hallmark of any evening spent dancing to Squeeze Bayou’s rhythms. Their most recent CD won the Cajun French Music Association’s annual "Le Prix Dehours de Nous" or best recording by an out-of-state artist. Sharon Schiliro and Michael Hart will teach a Cajun Dance workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. before the dance.


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