Voices of the Wetlands All-Stars: Schwenksville, PA, August 19, 2012
All of this leads to the second purpose for this group, in reminding audiences that the fragile land that gave birth to these musicians, and the good feelings they bring, is disappearing at an alarming pace. The culture of South Louisiana cannot just be packed up and moved to higher ground. It evolved precisely because the culture emerged in a swampy area where people work hard and play harder. If the land disappears, then the culture and its musicians will disappear with it. The Voices of the Wetlands All-Stars is more than a group of great musicians. If they succeed in their efforts, these musicians may become the cultural heroes that brought the attention of the countryincluding ten thousand rain-soaked fans on a hay farm in Pennsylvaniato the plight of Cajuns, Creoles and New Orleanians that are trying to save their land and culture. And, yes, it will take an act of Congress to do that. The Voices of the Wetlands All-Stars is one of the many voices that needs to be heard to save the land of South Louisiana and, consequently, its musical culture.