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Epilogue: Escaping Isolation

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/9780195343069.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Using the new “Best Zydeco and Cajun Music Album” Grammy Award category as an analytical lens, this conclusion denounces Cajun isolation by suggesting a revaluation of the cultural processes that ... 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


Homegrown and Lowdown

Sara Le Menestrel

in Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music: Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461459
eISBN:
9781626740785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461459.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates the meanings involved in the valorization of a rural heritage. Characterized as “simple,” “plain,” and “unpolished,” the attributes of the region’s music are integral to the ... 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


Wartime and Postwar Creole Migration to California

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/9781604730906.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter first discusses how a reversal in negative views of Cajun ethnic identity began during World War II. The creation of a more positively defined Cajun ethnicity gained momentum during the ... 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


’Garde ici et ’garde lá-bas: Creole Accordion in Louisiana

Jared Snyder

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/9780252037207.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the history of the Creole accordion. Black Creoles in Louisiana have created their own, distinctive accordion music adapted from French, Native American, and African cultures. ... More


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