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Cambridge Christmas Revels 2016: “Acadian – Cajun Celebration” — The ‘Thank You’ Video.

by Anura Guruge


A must watch video,
on Vimeo rather than YouTube.

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Click image to access Vimeo video.


A very well done, extremely polished video. WOW. High def. The performers look better on the video than they did LIVE! The magic of high-definition video.

MUST WATCH — even if you were one of the LUCKY 18,000, as was I.

Captures its essence very nicely. Of course you are NOT getting all 2 hours of it.

Enjoy.

Happy Yule.

Happy New Year.


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Cambridge Christmas Revels 2016, “Acadian – Cajun Celebration” CD — Definitely Worth Getting.

by Anura Guruge


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I definitely, wholeheartedly recommend.

The show was outstanding.

This CD captures as much as you can within the bounds of a CD.

We bought one BEFORE the show. I have already listened to it 2.5 times and it hasn’t even been 22-hours yet.

Brilliant. Wonderful. Definitely worth the $15. {SMILE}

Merry Christmas.


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Cambridge Christmas Revels 2016: “Acadian – Cajun Celebration” — Was OUTSTANDING!

by Anura Guruge


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Absolutely brilliant!

Bravo. Kudos & a HUGE Thank YOU.

Made MY Christmas. Feel rejuvenated — which is what these wonderful pagan celebrations of the Winter Solstice are supposed to be all about.

Yes, of course, I am an unashamed sucker for Revels. There is a visceral connection — which is probably not surprising given my truly pagan blood. I love and savor all aspects of Revels. Of course, I get up and dance the “Lord of the Dance” — and let me please tell you, that doing “Lord of Dance” at the stunningly beautiful ‘Sanders Theatre’, with three real buglers bugling on the stairs, is like nothing anywhere else.

That said, I am also fussy about MY Revels. This was at least the 10th I have been to — and for the last 7 years or so we have gone to at least one Revels each Christmas. I know what I like, I know what works, I know what elements need to be there and I know when I am treated to a good performance.

And the Cambridge “Acadian – Cajun Celebrations” exceeded my expectations, and given that this is Cambridge, the ‘Revels Mothership‘ as I refer to them, I had, as ever, very high hopes. This was my third Cambridge Revels, the second in two years.

The music, the songs, the presentation, the costumes, the props were all truly marvelous. It was a good story and they told it well. I learned quite a bit.

The French songs were captivating. The fifth act, ‘La Rose au Bois‘ (The Rose in the Woods) was truly amazing.

The Sword Dance which incorporated some impressive tap-dancing was magical as was the Mummer’s Play.

And this year, for the first time ever, it was POLITICAL. This being ultra-liberal and superlatively educated Cambridge there were at least three digs at the President-Elect, one having to do with his small hands. They had Trump’s doctor starring in the Mummer’s Play and that was appreciated by all. But, the most telling was when David Coffin, the M.C., stressed at the start that the Hallmark ‘Dona Nobis Pacem‘, the Peace blessing, was more important this year than ever before.

Overall it was a BLAST. Loved it. Bought the CD and it got player, in its entirety, twice before we got home (around 12:40am in the morning).

The Cambridge show is on for a few more days. Try and catch it if you can.

Welcome YULE.

Merry Christmas.


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(Cambridge) Revels Christmas 2016: “Acadian – Cajun Celebration” — Pictures From Show Now Online.

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Click here to access the original
Roger Ide photos on Facebook.

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(Cambridge) Revels Christmas 2016: “Acadian – Cajun Celebration” — Tickets Now On Sale.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE to get an idea of pricing and the seating layout at the very historic, and beautiful Harvard University Sanders Theatre.


Yes, I got my tickets last night — thank you. Will be our third time in Cambridge.

We are NOT going to ‘Revels North‘ in Dartmouth (Lebanon/Hanover) this year!


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Revels (Cambridge) Christmas 2016 Revels Will Be “Acadian/Cajun Celebration of the Winter Solstice”

by Anura Guruge


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Use this link to access the Revels (Cambridge) Website for event.

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OK, I will confess to a slight sense of trepidation. Revels (North) “Early Appalachian Christmas” in 2013 proved to be somewhat subdued. OK, Revels (Cambridge) — the maestros — are not doing ‘Appalachian’ per se and they have, sensibly, grafted on Cajun which will, of course, be lively and uplifting. I am sure they will pull it off. In 2016 the plan is to JUST go to Revels Cambridge — rather than to BOTH Cambridge and Dartmouth, and pay the ‘big bucks’ for REAL good seats though the seats we had last Christmas were not bad at all. Actually they were quite good.


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by Anura Guruge