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February 22, 2017
Crossroad Festival: Exploring Jefferson County's Cultural Heritage
Location: Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Contact: 870.536.3375
Admission: Free Public Event

www.ASC701.org


The Crossroad Festival is supported in part by a major grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities. Major community sponsors are the City of Pine Bluff and Go Forward Pine Bluff.

This festival is a three-day event exploring the region's French, Quapaw Indian and African American cultural heritage from it's historic roots to contemporary iterations through the interpretive lens of film, music, dance and living history.

On Thursday, February 22nd, through film and discussion, explore our region's French cultural heritage from colonial era Arkansas Post and the immigrants from Arkansas's  first European establishment who settled  in Jefferson County to the evident cultural influences early immigration to the Mississippi River Valley region had on the diversity and development of contemporary Cajun and Creole Music. There will be a screening of the recent documentary, First Cousins: Cajun and Creole Music of South Louisiana, followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Moriah Istre (filmmaker) and Dr. Elista Istre (film producer) from Arkansas State University's Heritage Studies PhD Program.


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