Mardi Gras Celebration
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
This Tuesday, swing by Penn Pavilion at 8pm for a free New Orleans-style Mardi Gras celebration with food, drink, and swag, featuring live music by Cajun-Zydeco group Unknown Tongues.
Free and open to all Duke Students, hosted by Duke Arts and Duke Student Affairs.
The Unknown Tongues band plays Cajun-Zydeco music with a Down East Carolina twist. They hail from the marshlands of Eastern NC where they've hosted the Gloucester Mardi Gras for thirty years and the Wild Caught Local Seafood and Music Festival for a decade. Unknown Tongues has played dances and festivals throughout the region, from the Low Country Cajun Festival of Charleston, SC to the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia. The band is made up of Bryan Blake on fiddle, accordion, and pedal steel, Barbara Blake on guitar and rubboard, Todd Humphreys on bass, and Tom Parker on drums.