This year I enjoyed such performers as Steel Pulse, Los de Abajo, Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars ,and Taj Weeks and Adowa. I even grooved to some Zydeco with Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band. Having lived in Southwest Louisiana for nearly 9 years (with a brief period of absence), zydeco music has really had to grow on me. It's not a form of music I grew up with and definitely took some getting used to. One thing I can say about it, though, is that it's danceable, and it's really hard to not dance when you hear it enough. Since I enjoy dancing, it was only a matter of time before it pulled me in. There are certainly songs or artists that can keep my attention. Some of it starts to just sound like noise after a while.
But last Wednesday night I was moved to go downtown and here the band live (for the first time), and had a really good time. The space was packed and the whole crowd was grooving. Loved it! I've yet to learn how to Zydeco--verb (love this one)--although a certain somebody has attempted to teach me. Synchoronized dancing or dancing with steps has always proven to be a challenge for me, since I tend to want to just break out doing my own thing, ha! I like the way it looks, though.
There were several acts that I missed during festival due to schedule conflicts, but I thoroughly enjoyed all the shows that I was able to attend.
The two dresses shown here are my most recent creations. Lately I've been into sheer/see-through fabric and creating simple dresses from it. Both the brown and the blue materials which these dresses are made from have been in my stash for nearly a year. I purchased them knowing that I wanted to turn them into something, though I wasn't sure what. These simple styles seem to suit them well. I'd actually like to keep the blue one for myself, but alas, it's being offered to the public via my Etsy shop. :-)