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Cajun and Creole Music Makers: Musiciens Cadiens Et Crioles

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Publisher Comments:

The virtual renaissance of all things Cajun and Creole has captivated enthusiasts throughout America and invigorated the culture back home. Who, just fifteen years ago, could have predicted that this regional music would become so astonishingly popular throughout the nation and the world?

This new edition of a book first published in 1984 celebrates the music makers in the generation most responsible for the survival of Cajun music and zydeco and showcases many of the young performers who have emerged since them to give the music new spark. More than 100 color photographs, show them in their homes, on their front porches, and in their fields, as well as in performance at local clubs and dance halls and on festival stages. In interviews they speak directly about their lives, their music, and the vital tradition from which their rollicking music springs.

Many of the legendary performers featured here--Dewey Balfa, Clifton Chenier, Nathan Abshire, Dennis McGee, Canray Fontenot, Varise Connor, Octa Clark, Lula Landry, and Inez Catalon--are no longer alive. Others from the early days continue to perform--Bois-sec Ardoin, Michael Doucet, D. L. Menard, and Zachary Richard. Their grandeur, humor, and humility are precisely the qualities this book captures.

Featured too are young musicians who are taking their place in the dance halls, on festival stages, and on the folk music circuit. Cajun and Creole music makers, both young and old, still play in the old ways, but as young musicians--such as Geno Delafose and the French Rockin' Boogie, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys-- experiment and enrich the tradition with new sounds of rock, country, rap, and funk, the music evolves and enlivens a whole new audience. Barry Jean Ancelet, a native French-speaking Cajun, is chair of the Department of Modern Languages and director of the Center for Acadian and Creole Folklore at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Among his many books are Cajun Country and Cajun and Creole Folk Tales (both from the University Press of Mississippi). Elemore Morgan, Jr., is an artist and retired professor of visual art at University of Southwestern Louisiana.

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"Legendary performers of yesteryear are featured in this book - Dewey Balfa, Clifton Chenier, Nathan Abshire, Dennis McGee, Canray Fontenot, Varise Connor, Octa Clark, Lula Landry, and Inez Catalon - and along with these are music makers from early days who continue to perform - Alphonse "Bois-sec" Ardoin, Michael Doucet, D. L. Menard, and Zachary Richard. Here too, at the beginnings of their careers, are contemporary musicians - Geno Delafose and the French Rockin' Boogie and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys - who are taking a secure place in the dance halls and on festival stages."--BOOK JACKET. "This showcase of celebrated Cajun and Creole musicians includes more than 100 full-color photographs that show them in their homes, on their front porches, and in their fields, as well as in performance. In interviews they speak directly about their lives, their music, and the vital tradition from which their rollicking music springs."--BOOK JACKET.

Synopsis:

In English and French, an up-close encounter with musicians from South Louisiana

Synopsis:

The old ways, but as young musicians — such as Geno Delafose and the French Rocking' Boogie, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys — experiment and enrich the tradition with new sounds of rock, country, rap, and funk, the music evolves and enlivens a whole new audience.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578061709
Subtitle:
Musiciens cadiens et créoles
Other:
Morgan, Elemore
Photographer:
Morgan, J. R.
Author:
Morgan, Jr., Elemore
Author:
Ancelet, Barry Jean
Author:
Jr., Elemore Morgan
Author:
Morgan, Elemore
Author:
Morgan, Elemore
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Location:
Jackson :
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
Creoles
Subject:
Cajun music
Subject:
Musicians, Cajun
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Popular music -- Louisiana.
Subject:
Cajun music -- Louisiana.
Subject:
Music; Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
98/31
Publication Date:
19990913
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11.78x8.32x.62 in. 1.69 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages University Press of Mississippi - English 9781578061709 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Legendary performers of yesteryear are featured in this book - Dewey Balfa, Clifton Chenier, Nathan Abshire, Dennis McGee, Canray Fontenot, Varise Connor, Octa Clark, Lula Landry, and Inez Catalon - and along with these are music makers from early days who continue to perform - Alphonse "Bois-sec" Ardoin, Michael Doucet, D. L. Menard, and Zachary Richard. Here too, at the beginnings of their careers, are contemporary musicians - Geno Delafose and the French Rockin' Boogie and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys - who are taking a secure place in the dance halls and on festival stages."--BOOK JACKET. "This showcase of celebrated Cajun and Creole musicians includes more than 100 full-color photographs that show them in their homes, on their front porches, and in their fields, as well as in performance. In interviews they speak directly about their lives, their music, and the vital tradition from which their rollicking music springs."--BOOK JACKET.
"Synopsis" by , In English and French, an up-close encounter with musicians from South Louisiana
"Synopsis" by , The old ways, but as young musicians — such as Geno Delafose and the French Rocking' Boogie, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys — experiment and enrich the tradition with new sounds of rock, country, rap, and funk, the music evolves and enlivens a whole new audience.
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