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Enjoy Cajun music at Penn State Fayette Nov. 6

11/4/2008 —
Traditional Cajun music is the focus of a special cultural performance at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on Thursday evening, Nov. 6. Grand Bon Rien will perform their lively music in Swimmer Hall in the campus’ Williams Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (free admission for Penn State Fayette students).

Based in western Pennsylvania, Grand Bon Rien has performed in a variety of venues from Michigan to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The band was formed in 1994 by five people dedicated to the music as it is played in the dance halls of southern Louisiana. Audiences enjoy the driving, danceable beat on traditional two-steps and waltzes, and the band’s tight harmonies on songs sung in Cajun French.

Immediately following the performance by Grand Bon Rien, there will be a reception in the Cultural Center, at which time the winners of a student art contest will be announced. Artwork by students from area high schools has been on display in the Cultural Center in conjunction with the final week of the campus’ Vive la France Celebration. The winners of the art contest will win cash prizes for first, second and third place.

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