Festival International

Jun 19, 2013 5:17 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Watch premiere airings of Festival 2013 during Fest Week July 1-7

AOC Community Media will premiere its footage of Festival International 2013 main-stage performances during Fest Week July 1-7 on AOC 1 (Cox channel 15 or LUS channel 3). AOC will air three episodes each day during prime-time hours, culminating in an all-day Festival re-cap on Sunday, July 7.

During the five-day festival in April 2013, AOC captured nearly 20 hours of live performances in high definition.

"Recording Festival International is a true privilege to us because we know the world-wide reach of this unique festival," said Ed Bowie, executive director of AOC. "Giving Acadiana residents the chance to relive their experiences or see what they may have missed is something we look forward to all year long, and thanks to our nearly 50 volunteers, we are able to accomplish this."

The upcoming premiere schedule is as follows (all first runs will air on AOC 1):

Monday, July 1
Nimbaya Women Drummers at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 p.m.
Marco Calliari at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2
Marc Broussard at 7 p.m.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at 8:30 p.m.
Destination Gospel Choir at 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3
Marcus James & The Wassonrai at 7:30 p.m.
Le Vent du Nord at 9 p.m.
Chic Gamine at 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 4
Niyaz at 7 p.m.
Dehli 2 Dublin at 8:30 p.m.
Sergent Garcia at 10 p.m.

Friday, July 5
Essentially Ellington Award Winner at 7 p.m.
Mariachi Las Altenas at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 6
Red Baraat 8 p.m.
The Wailers at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 7
Nimbaya at 6 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies at 7 a.m.
Marco Calliari at 7:30 a.m.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires 9 a.m.
Destination Gospel Choir at 10:30 a.m.
Marcus James & The Wassonrai at 12 p.m.
Le Vent Du Nord at 1:30 p.m.
Chic Gamine at 3 p.m.
Niyaz at 4:30 p.m
Dehli 2 Dublin at 6 p.m.
Sergent Garcia at 7:30 p.m.
LA Essentially Ellington Winner at 9 p.m.
Mariachi Las Altenas at 10 p.m.
Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits at 11 p.m.
Red Baraat at 12 a.m.
The Wailers at 1:30 a.m.

AOC will continue to re-air its footage of the festival performances throughout the year on Cox channels 15 and 16 and LUS channels 3 and 4. To view AOC's full schedule, visit www.aocinc.org.

From the beginning of the 26-year-old festival, AOC has recorded main-stage performances and then aired them on its two channels which are cablecast in the Acadiana area on Cox Communications and LUS Fiber.

An all-volunteer crew used high-definition cameras to capture video from the main stage. Video was then recorded digitally and encoded for live cablecast.

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