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Ann Savoy and Jane Vidrine, leaders of Louisiana quartet the Magnolia Sisters, may not be native-born Cajuns, but there’s no denying the role they’ve played in keeping the culture of French Acadians vibrant. Since Savoy moved to Louisiana from Virginia in the ’70s, she’s published a book, played in a band with her husband, produced records, and appeared in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Missouri transplant Vidrine, a former museum curator, established a program in Bayou State schools to teach homegrown sounds to kids. But though these two may be folkloric scholars, don’t expect their group’s live performance to be at all stodgy. They’ll be trilling melodies luscious enough to impress tweepoppers and roots-music enthusiasts alike, and their stripped-down accordion, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and triangle rhythms are as dynamic as anything created with ProTools. At 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Free. (202) 467-4600. (Steve Kiviat)