Thursday, September 24

As part of the Dirty Water Lindy and Blues Exchange 2015,
Boston Swing Central and Blues Union present the opening dance featuring Albanie & Her Fellas!

A native of Monroe, Louisiana, Albanie Faletta was in her formative years exposed to the local dance music of Louisiana: the sounds of cajun, zydeco, blues and gospel musics at festivals and backyard parties. Shortly after relocating with her family to San Marcos, Texas at the age of nine, Albanie began taking guitar lessons and developing an interest in acoustic-roots and electric blues, punk rock, and hair metal. Albanie began her love and study of early American Jazz as a freshman in highschool in Wimberley, Texas, when she was exposed to the Parisian Romani guitarist Django Reinhardt. Listening fervently to recordings of Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, and other such great figures of jazz, she began to develop her feel for swing. Soon she was performing alongside mentors and other players of the Austin scene where she lived and performed in the years after high school. In the summer of 2013 Albanie relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is currently living and performing with various traditional jazz and swing ensembles.

Cuisine en Locale will also have delicious locavore food and a full bar for purchase. So don’t eat before the dance….

Sarah Elise is our Blues DJ for the evening!

Lesson Instructors are pro-blues dancers, Ruth and Mike

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Open Dancing: 8:30pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Cuisine en Locale
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143