Amidst shuttered rural dance clubs and encroaching globalization, five Grammy award-winning artists lend their voices, examine the discrimination that almost erased their customs, and share the unique sounds created when the forces of fresh talent and deep history collide to fight for cultural survival. Roots of Fire is a feature documentary directed by Abby Berendt Lavoi and Jeremey Lavoi that explores the rich history and cultural legacy of Cajun music.
Featuring Joel Savoy, Jourdan Thibodeaux, Kristi Guillory, Kelli Jones, and Wilson Savoy, with appearances by Anna Laura Edmiston, Barry Ancelet, Chas Justus, Chris Segura, Chris Stafford, Darrell Toups, Eric Adcock, and Roddie Romero; and electrifying musical performances by Anna Laura Edmiston, Bonsoir Catin, Feufollet, Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs, Pine Leaf Boys, Roddie Romero, and T’Monde.
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