The St. Bernard Parish Library’s spring installment of its Saturday with the Arts series is sure to have participants snapping, tapping and dancing for joy. Ms. Ann Vidrine, a third generation Cajun fiddler will be at the library’s main branch, located at 2600 Palmisano Blvd., in Chalmette on Saturday, April 28th at 10:30 a.m. for a free family program.
Ms. Vidrine’s visit will mark the first time the library has presented a Cajun music program since Hurricane Katrina. Ms. Vidrine brings a life-time of experience to her performances. She first began playing guitar when she was just eight years old. It wasn’t long before she was playing with her uncle’s Cajun fiddle band. She has been presenting her original Cajun Experience program to libraries since 1989. Audience members will learn about our rich Cajun heritage, explore Louisiana’s state symbols help to make an old-time Cajun fiddle bow all the while enjoying authentic Cajun fiddling.
This free event has been made possible by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works as well as funding from Wayne and Arlette Nunez and Shell’s Matching Gift Program.
Celebrate our rich musical heritage by attending this free program. For more info, please visit the library’s main branch, check out our website and Facebook page or call us at (504) 279-0448.