The Boogaloo Swamis featuring Mickey Bones on the Cajun fiddle
"The Boogaloo Swamis planted their roots in the rich diversity of the Louisiana bayou. Now their blend of Cajun and Zydeco music has the critics raving and the audiences dancing till they drop."
"The BOOGALOO SWAMIS are Boston's premier party band. Over twenty-three years ago, they brought New Orleans music to New England and kept it here."
"Like a walk down Bourbon Street, the Boogaloo Swamis music is a melting pot of sounds as the band continues to make wonderful bayou-infused music."
"When the Boogaloo Swamis are playing, the audience comes along for the party."
"The Boogaloo Swamis combine their rhythmic Cajun and Zydeco music with Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Blues and original tunes for a "hot" musical gumbo. Four-time winners of Boston Music Awards' "Outstanding World Music Act," the Boogaloo Swamis, true to their roots, create a party wherever they perform
WHAT THE REVIEWS SAY
“When that driving beat starts up, every room turns into Mardi Gras -- a joyful reunion of clapping, jumping, swinging people who are having the time of their lives. With their unique, mix of traditional Creole and Cajun elements along with the contemporary sounds of blues, funk and Afro-beat, the Boogaloo Swamis are taking Zydeco tradition into the future, and making friends everywhere they go.”
World Rhythm Magazine
“When the Boogaloo Swamis come to town, the audience will have a choice of just listening or dancing the night away.”
The Boston Globe
“Generally recognized as the Northeast’s veteran and most exciting Cajun/Zydeco band.”
Dirty Linen Magazine
“Boogaloo Swamis latest (recording) is as real as it gets...What sets the Swamis apart from other bands that delve into the Louisiana offshoots of R&B is the variety of styles they can perform. Song to song, this group is a remarkable musical chameleon, rocking out here, doing a delicate two-step waltz there and coloring it all with infectious dance rhythms and an aura of carefree fun.”
The Patriot Ledger
“This is the best New Orleans music you’ll find outside the bayous...When this crowd came to check out the Boogaloo Swamis and their red hot mix of funk, R&B, Zydeco and more, they just couldn’t get over it. They were up dancing and clapping -- you name it.”
Boston Blues News
“When the band announced their last song, they were met with groans and protests from the crowd, everyone wanted more.
The Lancaster Times
“Their infectious Zydeco rhythms, skilled musicianship and charismatic personalities please dancers and listeners alike.”
The Northshore Reporter
“Like a walk down Bourbon Street, the Swamis’ music is a melting pot of sounds.”
“This amazing collection of musicians and singers are sometimes referred to as the Cajun Kings of New England.....adding shuffling Cajun tempos and swinging Zydeco beats to the mix means a clapping, dancing and a rocking good time.”
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