Festivals Acadian Et Creole is known for their food, music, and culture but at this years festival they are taking a step back and comerating the women behind it all.
“With the theme of the festial being the Lyrical Legacy of the Feminine Voice in Acadian and Creole music is right up my ally in terms of my work,” says Melissa Bonin.
After months of hard work and 30 rough drafts later, artist Melissa Bonin finally finished this years poster design.
“We wanted it to be just right.”
By takin a deeper dive into his culture, festival Director Barry Ancelet beleived its was time to honor the women who have kept the culture alive.
“There were women who weren’t on stage that were singing at home, singing to their famlies. Then there were women who went out and and collected this stuff and preserved it,” says Barry.
He wanted to make sure the festival is true to its theme from beginning to end.
“The programing that happend this year is is going to feature a lot of women singers and women preformers.”
Though the festival is a month away, with a large number of female preformers and a female artist behind the design, the celebration and uplift of creole cajun women has already begun.
Festival Acadian Et Creole kicks off on October Friday 11th and ends that Sunday the 13th. The organization is still looking for volunteers so if you’re intrested you can click here.