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Dewey Balfa (March 20, 1927 – June 17, 1992) was an American Cajun fiddler and singer who contributed significantly to the popularity of Cajun music. Balfa was born near Mamou, Louisiana. He is perhaps best known for his 1964 performance at the Newport Folk Festival with Gladius Thibodeaux and Vinus LeJeune, where the group received an enthusiastic response from over seventeen thousand audience members. He sang the song "Parlez Nous à Boire" in the 1981 cult film Southern Comfort, in which he had a small role. Wikipedia

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Birth date: March 20, 1927, Mamou, Louisiana, United States
Death date: June 17, 1992, Eunice, Louisiana, United States
Birth place: Grand Louis, Louisiana, USA
Profession:Soundtrack, Actor
Spouse:Hilda Frugé (m. 1949–1992)
Children:Christine Balfa, Nelda Balfa, Roberta Balfa, Norma Balfa, Dewey Jr Balfa
Albums:Cajun Legend, Bayou Boogie, Bayou Cadillac

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1Inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame in 1997.
2Hosted a weekly Cajun music show on Eunice, Louisiana radio station KEUN.
3Awarded with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 1982.
4Nominated for Best Ethnic Or Traditional Folk Recording at the 1985 Grammy Awards.
5Played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964. He returned to the festival three years later with The Balfa Brothers.
6Cajun fiddler.



Beasts of the Southern Wild2012writer: "La Danse de Mardi Gras"
Scorchers1991writer: "Tit Galop Pour Mamou"
The Big Easy1986performer: "PINE GROVE BLUES", "YOU USED TO CALL ME", "VALSE DE BALFA" / writer: "VALSE DE BALFA"
Southern Comfort1981Song "Parlez-nous à Boire

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The Big Easy1986featured vocalist - uncredited / musician: fiddle - uncredited



Southern Comfort1981Cajun Musician



A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Dedans le sud de la Louisiane1974DocumentaryHimself

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