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Introduction: Framing Cajun Music

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This Introduction situates historically the Cajun community’s position within the broader cultural currents of the United States. The evolution of Cajun instrumentation, the earliest influences ... More


Early Commercial Era

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the dawn of Cajun recording. The Cajun community’s relationship to recording technology, the evolving nature of America’s recording industry, and Cajun music’s relationship to ... More


Social Music

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Dance culture and the social contexts that shaped Cajun musical traditions through 1950 constitute the primary focus of this study. Cajun musical expression is considered here, in relation to the ... More


A Heterogeneous Tradition

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bayou Country’s musical terrain and the cultural and historical undercurrents that expanded the genre’s repertoire, stylistic range, and instrumental conventions are outlined in this chapter. Three ... More


Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Ryan André Brasseaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book examines Cajun music’s social and cultural evolution through 1950. Since the ethnic group’s inception, the Cajun community constantly adapted and incorporated select elements ... More


Later Gulf Coast Arrivals

Mark F. DeWitt

in Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730906
eISBN:
9781604733372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the Cajun music and zydeco scene in northern California as it expanded beyond its original Creole basis and took on a life of its own. It describes the rise of all things Cajun ... More


From Chanky-Chank to Yankee Chanks: The Cajun Accordion as Identity Symbol

Mark F. Dewitt

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The diatonic button accordion has been played by musicians the world over, but it has attained a uniquely prominent status in Louisiana Cajun culture. Over the decades, this one particular type of ... More


Prelude: Down At The Twist And Shout

Mark F. DeWitt

in Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730906
eISBN:
9781604733372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book focuses on a vibrant Cajun and zydeco music and dance scene in the San Francisco Bay Area and nearby regions of northern California. This chapter describes the themes central to the book, ... More


Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Mark F. DeWitt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730906
eISBN:
9781604733372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Queen Ida. Danny Poullard. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank. Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. These are names that are familiar to many fans of Cajun music and zydeco, and they have one other ... More


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