Cajun Music is coming to EWC
October 11, 2005
TORRINGTON, WY - One doesn't expect a Caribbean / Cajun band from Buffalo Wyoming to come to Torrington, but here they come! The FIREANTS play what they call "dance music of the Americas."
It's a foot-stomping mix of Latin rhythms and Cajun beats spiced up with a polka here and a salsa there. Their performances include a mixture of European and African roots - Cajun/Zydeco, Conjunto, Cumbia and Vallenato, Calypso, Frolic - polkas, two steps, waltzes, boleros, huapongos and chotises. Playing a mix of traditional and original songs, the FIREANTS goal is to help create a community in which all take part. The band's leader, David Romvedt, is Wyoming's Poet Laureate, and though his status as Wyoming Poet Laureate has given him new name recognition in the state, he is perhaps better known for his music with The FIREANTS. He is a poet, a ranch hand, a musician, an essayist, a family man, and a philosopher. He enjoys physical labor and exercise, solitude, and the infectious energy of a big party. He's multi-lingual and has lived all over the American West and abroad. The band's other members are Cindy Baker - bass and vocals, Margo Brown - percussion, piano and vocals, and Courtney Caplan - guitar and vocals. David Romtvedt also sings and plays the button accordion.
This exciting and energetic group will be performing at the EWC Fine Arts Center in Torrington on November 19, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available in advance at the Community Education Office at EWC or at the door the night of the performance. Tickets prices are $7.00 - Adults, $5.00 - Students & Seniors, and kids 12 & under get in free.