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Cajun Dancing in Midtown Manhattan: 2 Songs From Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

I developed a taste for Louisiana's Cajun music pretty early on in life when I attended a concert by the Balfa Brothers. The band, fronted by Dewey Balfa, totally charmed me with their personal warmth and humor.

Global Beat Fusion: Brooklyn Rhythm to Cajun Soul

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

I don't peg Charles Bradley as shy -- especially given the way he bounces around on stage, sweat cascading from his brow, lips erect and mighty as he punches audiences with soulful knuckles and hearty soliloquies.