The Balfa Brothers

    The Balfa Brothers

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    The Balfa Brothers

    The Balfa Brothers

    • The Balfa Brothers

    The Balfa Brothers

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    J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la beletteThe Balfa Brothers
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    La vieille danse a balfaThe Balfa Brothers
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    RosinaThe Balfa Brothers
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    La valse de kaplanThe Balfa Brothers
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    O ye yai quoe faireThe Balfa Brothers

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        The Balfa Brothers (Les Freres Balfas) helped keep traditional Cajun music alive in the 1960s, when it was in danger of disappearing. The sons, three of a family of six, were born to a poor southwest Louisiana sharecropper, from whom they learned about traditional Cajun lore and culture. Fiddler Dewey Balfa was heavily influenced by players such as J.B. Fusilier, Leo Soileau, Harry Choates and Bob Wills. He and his brothers -- Rodney, who sang and played guitar and harmonica, Wi... Read more

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