Thursday, January 18, 2007

Chubby Carriere, zydeco star, intros Imax film Hurricane on the Bayou at SciPort Sat, Jan 20, 3 pm

Chubby Carrier, one of the featured musicians in the IMAX film Hurricane on the Bayou, will introduce the 3 p.m. showing of the film this Saturday, January 20, at Sci-Port Discovery Center. Following the film, the Chubby Carrier Band will perform in Sci-Port’s SWEPCO Demonstration Theatre, says Eric Gipson. Carrier will also be available to answer questions about the film and Zydeco music.

Dubbed Louisiana’s “premiere Zydeco showman,” Chubby Carrier is known for his infectious brand of dance music. Chubby is the third generation of a family of artists considered to be legends. Chubby is also the owner of Swampadelic Records and has long-standing relationships with other musicians featured in Hurricane on the Bayou, including Tab Benoit and Amanda Shaw.

Hurricane on the Bayou carries its audience on a journey into the heart of Louisiana—before, during and after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Unfolding against the backdrop of the most costly natural disaster in American history, the film follows a group of four musicians as they explore the culture of New Orleans, speed through bayous on airboats, recount their personal stories of Katrina, and bring focus to the rapidly disappearing wetlands.

Louisiana wetlands are vanishing at a rate of one acre every 38 minutes, say the producers of Hurricane on the Bayou.

Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway, downtown Shreveport Riverfront
(318) 424-3466

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