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Old 01-30-2002, 05:33 PM   #1
Red Dragon

Join Date: March 1, 2001
Location: Virginia, USA
Age: 57
Posts: 1,512
I dug up an old CD from my collection you guys. It features;
  • Nathan Abshire
  • Hector Duhon
  • Marc Savoy
Here is a part of American culture long to forgotten about! Sit back and read this little history bit. Enjoy [img]smile.gif[/img]
The Louisiana French, the Acadians, form the most homogeneous group in the southwestern part of the state. Aproximately four thousand settled in the Attakapas country. Along with the Bayou Te'che, and Lafourche and Vermilion bayous, coming in small groups over a thirty year period after the English dispersion of their Canadian settlement in 1755.
Their decendents, who call themselves Cajuns, remain to a large extent an agracultural people who hold tenaciously to their ways. They quickly absorb, it seems, nearly every alien who comes in contact with them. [img]smile.gif[/img] Like the land, they are prolific.
The ball has been assuredly the epitome of leisure activity for generations. Nowadays, dance-halls have replaced the old house dances, but music is still played traditionally at such social gatherings as gumbos, fricase'es, fish-parties, etc. Anyone who can play will bring his or hers instrument and there is at least one capabile accordion player and singer per family. One or two more guests will often join in on the guitar and the fiddle, forming a one-night band for the pleasure of the dancers and the listeners. There will always be a triangle to come in. Although the Cajuns have re-shaped their fiddle based dance tunes to more limited scale of the diatonic accordian brought in in the late 1800s.
The guitar was introduced in the twenties. The first one to use regularly with some accordion, seemingly, was Cle'oma Breaux, Joe Calcons wife, who recorded extensively from 1928 to WW2. She had many followers and the guitar quickly became part of the rythym accompaniment which had been suplied so far by the triangle alone
The now classical combination to play Cajun music traditionally is: an accordion, one or two fiddles, a guitar, and a triangle.

Oh, 'trape mon chapau, c'est l'heure
j'm'en vas y dir, cher!
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