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Dewey Balfa, Sr
Birth: Mar. 20, 1927
Evangeline Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1992
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA

Musician. He was a violinist, known as one of the most influential Cajun musicians of the 20th century. Along with his brothers Rodney, Will, Burkeman and Harry, he played as the Balfa Brothers Band. From the 1950s to 1980s, the band became successful in establishing the traditional Cajun music culture in popularity at many concerts through the "Big Easy", to include the Cajun Music Festival Lafayette, Louisiana, Smithsonian Folkways, Washington D.C. and the Newport Folk Festival, Rhode Island. In 1982 he was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship of the National Endowment for the Arts, the US Government's highest award given to traditional artists. He died in Eunice, Louisiana. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Charles Balfa (1897 - 1950)
  Amy Ardoin Balfa (1896 - 1967)
  Hilda Fruge Balfa (1930 - 1980)*
  Joseph Dewey Balfa (1962 - 1971)*
  Cecile Balfa Granger (1920 - 1990)*
  Dewey Balfa (1927 - 1992)
  Burkeman Joseph Balfa (1936 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Augustine Catholic Church Cemetery
Evangeline Parish
Louisiana, USA
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Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
Record added: Aug 14, 2002
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