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MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies are powerfully talented musicians and entertainers who immerse the audience into all original Red Hot MOJO music and dancing in the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco, Cajun and New Orleans traditions. No one will be able to sit still, and everyone will remember MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies forever. MOJO’s truly unique musical adventure literally delivers lifetime memories. MOJO music is infectiously happy, and all ages go nuts – to put it simply. MOJO shows are wild, but totally natural and positive, appealing to EVERYONE in all walks of life- Boomers, kids, teens, and even seniors.
Mister Mojo, star of the MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies, has performed for more than 40 years, across America, in Canada and Europe, and from the way he moves, it’s obvious he’s still excited about what he’s doing. Mojo is the vocalist, accordion player, songwriter, and father figure for The Bayou Gypsies. Internationally known for his work, Mojo is a truly charismatic performer.
As an artist, Mojo has written hundreds of original songs recorded on more than a dozen MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies’ albums. As a music historian, Mojo got the Frottoir – the Zydeco Rubboard – inducted into the Smithsonian Institution. Mojo is also involved in Historic Preservation efforts to preserve the legacy of Mervine Kahn (Rayne, LA), the man credited with being the source of accordions for the original Cajun and Creole accordion masters. As a music educator, MOJO has a strong commitment to Arts Outreach to children (approaching 300,000 children) and underserved communities, and has mentored many artists to develop their careers and business.
MOJO’s work to benefit children is legendary. As a Touring Performance Artist and Artist in Residence, Mojo and his band deliver performances each year to inner-city, underprivileged and handicapped children. Their work continues to the college level where they perform, mentor and provide master classes. Mojo’s working tools embrace the philosophy that “no man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.”
As a NARAS member Mojo was active in efforts to establish a new “Cajun/Zydeco Grammy Category”. Mojo was also an Exemplar in crafting NARAS’ new Voting Membership requirements, implemented in 2007, acknowledging digital sales and new distribution technologies. Mister MOJO was an APAP national scholar at the 2008 National Performing Arts Conference. He is actively involved in NPAC’s mission to Promote, Educate and Diversify the Arts across America. A portion of proceeds from every MOJO concert is donated to charity. MOJO’s performances have benefited Rotary International, Masonic charities, Shriners Hospital for Children, Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Prevent Child Abuse, Habitat for Humanity, Masonic Childrens Home, IL Foundation to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Drug Treatment Facilities, Masonic Hospital, American Cancer Society, Urban Gateways Arts Outreach, Hurricane Relief, Tipitina’s Fund, Preservation Hall Fund, Hospice of Acadiana, YMCA, Churches, Scholarship funds, and many more!
Mojo has worked tirelessly to enhance the music industry, life for musicians and their families, and to use the Arts to enhance the lives of people everywhere.