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  Creole and Zydeco Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Creole music is usually performed by a simple small combo, such as an accordion or fiddle solo, an accordion and fiddle duo or a combo which consists of accordion, fiddle, triangle or rubboard.
Therefore, Creole music may be unfit for modern large dance halls, but it produces a very comfortable sound at a private session in a gallery, and draws people to dance at house parties, such as "fais do-do's".
Creole music has the unaffected fascination which is produced by the simple driving rhythm and the harmony of the fiddle and accordion.
www.ucs.louisiana.edu /~yxs8143/essay1.htm   (1208 words)

  
 Goldman Thibodeaux and Creole Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Because the loud amplified sound of Zydeco at a large dance hall is the mainstream, the acoustic sound of Creole music at house dances seems to be quiet, but the acoustic sound which is produced by collaboration between an accordion and fiddle is very unique and still comfortable to dance.
Bois Sec.” Because he has kept touch with Creole music since his childhood, he states that Creole music is his roots, and it is very important for him to pass the tradition of real Creole music down from generation to generation as well as Creole French.
Creole music has played a great role in his life since his childhood, and he says that his dream is to keep on playing Creole music.
www.ucs.louisiana.edu /~yxs8143/goldman.htm   (3015 words)

  
 Otrabanda Records & Music, Music from the Netherlands Antilles, Africa and Creole Musics of the World
Otrabanda Records releases contemporary and historical recordings of (acoustic) creole musics from around the globe with a special interest in the (Dutch) Caribbean, Africa and island musics of the world.
The new record is a testament to the musical prowess of this giant of Colombian rhythms with a seminal influence on the history of its music.
Like the creole kitchen, the music on this disc is a gumbo of African, European and regional Caribbean influences.
www.otrabandarecords.com   (601 words)

  
 A Brief History of Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco Music
The music of the Acadians in Louisiana in the 19th century was transformed by new influences: African rhythms, blues, and improvisational singing techniques as well as by other rhythms and singing styles from Native Americans.
As Savoy explains in her book, Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People, the accordion was brought to Louisiana in the late 19th century by German immigrants, but, because the accordion were tuned in keys that did not match the "open string" tuning of the fiddlers, it was not incorporated into Cajun music.
The music of Creole culture drew on the same French traditions as Cajun music but added to that the influence of African music in the New World–the rhythms of the Caribbean or the soulful melodies of the blues or a combination of these sources and more.
www.lsue.edu /acadgate/music/history.htm   (4300 words)

  
 92.02.02: French Creoles in Louisiana: An American Tale
Creole life today will be mentioned as evidence of the Creoles’ tenacity and interest in holding on to their heritage.
A Creole is a n ‘white person descended from the French or Spanish settlers of Louisiana and the Gulf States and preserving their characteristic speech and culture.’.
Most of the songs of the Creole show a definite influence of the Latin regime of the Spanish and French colonists of Louisiana, and are not dissimilar in origin from the spirituals of the Negro race, which form a part of what we know as American folk music.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1992/2/92.02.02.x.html   (6459 words)

  
 Creole Music and Entertainment- Dominica's New Entertainment Landscape
Dominica's World Creole Music Festival, a single weekend annual event after the fifth edition in 2001, is an excellent demonstration of the power of entertainment not only as a vector of economic activity but as a promotional tool, a bridge that consolidates Creole culture, and a pivot to the establishment of a World Creole Market.
It must be understood that, Creole as a culture, goes beyond language, but also involves art, cuisine, fashion, and other activities that define Dominicans as part of a larger community.
Since we are distinctively Creole, our approach to tourism must therefore make a paradigm shift away from the conventional sea, sun, and sex white sand cliché, to one of cultural industry under the label of Creole.
www.thedominican.net /articles/creole1.htm   (428 words)

  
 The Red Hot Jazz Archive
Jazz represented a break from Western musical traditions, where the composer wrote a piece of music on paper and the musicians then tried their best to play exactly what was in the score.
Many of these virtuoso musicians were not good sight readers and some could not read music at all, never the less their playing thrilled audiences and the spontaneous music they created captured a joy and sense of adventure that was an exciting and radical departure from the music of that time.
Most of these men could not make a living with their music and were forced to work menial jobs to get by.
www.redhotjazz.com   (506 words)

  
 The Gumbo Pages
Classical music on weekdays, eclectic shows on weekday evenings, and on the weekend a wide spectrum of bluegrass, country, folk, roots, rhythm and blues and assorted American music; plus locally-produced evening news, plus the BBC in the wee hours.
Classical, opera, movie music, eclectic American music, Broadway and show tunes, Latin music, cocktail and lounge, surf music, blues, RandB, new age and electronic, bluegrass, folk, roots and traditional music, New Orleans music, Cajun and zydeco, Irish music, country, alternative and classic rock 'n roll, Grateful Dead, The Beatles, positive hip-hop, old-time radio drama...
You can help the establishment of an endowed chair in traditional music in his name at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's School of Music with your contribution, or your purchase of the wonderful CDs from the Medicine Show concerts...
www.gumbopages.com   (1831 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of Cajun Culture - ZYDECO
Zydeco is a popular accordion-based musical genre hailing from the prairies of south-central and southwest Louisiana.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not Cajun in origin; rather, zydeco is the music of south Louisiana’s Creoles of Color, who borrowed many of zydeco’s defining elements from Cajun music.
And, oddly, it generally is regarded as "party music" — even though early zydeco drew heavily on "low-down" blues elements (as demonstrated by Clifton Chenier’s repertoire).
www.cajunculture.com /Other/zydeco.htm   (388 words)

  
 CD Baby: VARIOUS ARTISTS/ LEGENDARY MASTERS OF CAJUN AND CREOLE MUSIC: Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés - from evor
This record is simply the finest collection of traditional Cajun and Creole music you will ever hear and, if you care about the music once derided as "chanky-chank," you will bend heaven and earth to get this record.
This was also a time when the music was thought to be in danger of disappearing altogether, a threat much on the mind of Jean-Pierre Bruneau, the producer who ventured into the Bayou country to put these sessions together.
In 1972 the giants of Créole and Cajun Music - Nathan Abshire, the Balfas, Canray Fontenot, the Bergerons père et fils, and the rest - were still with us, and playing music that was local and functional, not yet either a bayou tourist attraction or part of the club mix from Twickenham to Tokyo.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/cajuncreole/from/evor   (1270 words)

  
 World Creole Music Festival, Dominica
Created by the Dominica Festivals Commission to promote Creole songs and styles as a major musical art form, the festival features 3 consecutive nights of live music that showcase Creole music genres including Kompas, Zouk, Bouyon, Zydeco, Cadence, Reggae and Soukous.
Visitors to the 2004 World Creole Music Festival had the opportunity to take part in 2 other activities.
One was “Creole in the Park,” a music, food and Creole fair at the Botanical Gardens in Roseau.
www.guidetocaribbeanvacations.com /dominica/CreoleMusicFest.htm   (205 words)

  
 Louisiana Radio Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A CD purchase obviously puts some change into the pockets of the responsible parties, but there's another aspect that's usually overlooked: the distribution of recorded music in a very important way is a preservation of the music.
This latest release from one of the oldest bands playing French music in Louisiana is a fine collection of dance and folk songs from the Cajun, Creole, Zarico and Zydeco traditions that is sure to become a favorite.
The music was recorded live on location in Lawtell, La. during an informal gathering of the musicians at the residence of Mr.
www.louisianaradio.com   (843 words)

  
 World Creole Music Festival in Dominica 2002
For this year's event, there will be a line-up of the very best talent in Creole music from across the globe.
Since the staging of the first World Creole Music Festival six years ago, the event has attracted thousands of music lovers and has proven to be one of the biggest events in the Caribbean, and has firmly established Dominica as the Creole music capital of the world.
The event, which is particularly scheduled to serve as a lead up to the Creole Festival will focus attention on the role that like-minded Dominicans can play in bringing its tremendous human resource to bear on Dominica's development efforts.
www.thedominican.net /articles/creole.htm   (358 words)

  
 Cajun and Creole Music Makers
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.
In interviews they speak directly about their lives, their music, and the vital tradition from which their rollicking music springs.
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.
www.upress.state.ms.us /books/c/cajun_creole_music.html   (322 words)

  
 Creole Music
CD's of Creole music as it was sung and played in New Orleans in the 1800's.
This CD is organized to promote a diversity of musical styles and genres found in the legacy of the music of New Orleans.
Includes classical guitar music and piano compositions, all of which contributed to the ambiance of the Creole soiree.
margaretmedia.com /cds   (442 words)

  
 SFBAYou.Com -Cajun Zydeco Web Resources
In melding the traditional Creole music he learned from his father with influences from RandB and rock, Beau Jocque established a funky new zydeco sound that is still emulated today.
The duo explores the Creole music traditions on this CD which is dedicated to Calvin Carriere.
In the history of popular and vernacular music it is usually hard to pinpoint the genesis of a new genre or style on one particular individual.
www.sfbayou.com   (6121 words)

  
 Cajun and Creole Hour: Cajun: Zydeco: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Cajun and Creole Hour--a weekly one-hour radio airing on KRVS 88.7 FM--is based on the unique premise that the Cajun and Creole world extends beyond South Louisiana; thus allowing the indigenous nature of both Cajun and Creole cultures to influence the global community through its music, its food and its culture.
This new definition is the premise for the show, which translates into what we call "The GREATER Cajun and Creole World." Each Cajun and Creole Hour program is topical, offering a rare, informative yet entertaining perspective into the various dynamics and contexts that have influenced and molded both Cajun and Creole music and cultures.
The topics are well researched and documented, illustrated through music, interviews and commentaries.
ccet.louisiana.edu /Cajun_and_Creole_Hour/Cajun_and_Creole_Hour.html   (141 words)

  
 Stonetree Records: World Music from Belize, Central America, Garifuna, Creole, Maya, and Mestizo, small independent ...
We also support the ongoing development of new and unique musical styles, and foster experimentation and creativity.Over the years we have also been very active in having our music recognized on the world music scene.
We have attended WOMEX (World-wide Music Expo) every year since 1997 and we are constantly working to have our artists perform at festivals around the world.
We continue to contribute to the revival of Belizean Creole music through The Creole Experience recording project and are also working on a musical archive project to help preserve Belize's musical heritage.Everything we do is a labor of love for the music of this region, and we hope it shows.
www.stonetreerecords.com   (454 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Music: King Creole [SOUNDTRACK]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
King Creole was an excellent movie, and the soundtrack more than lives up to the film.
And the songs are outstanding, King Creole and Hard Headed Woman are rock classics, hard driven and dangerous.
The duet Crawfish is a wonderful calypso inspired song, whilst the ballads are beautifully sung yet are a million miles away from the meanacing Trouble, a song that has become a legendary, not only here but as the opener in Elvis 68 Special.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002X2S   (321 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Music: Sak Pasé Presents Welcome to Haiti Creole 101   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The full-length effort is a whirlwind musical journey through Caribbean music styles, as written and produced by Wyclef and right-hand man Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis.
Rarely if ever does the music feel by-the-numbers, and Wyclef maneuvers through his musical tapestry with astonishing ease, even switching from English language to Creole whenever he so feels the need.
This marks a new beginning in his music career, he started his own label, his previous CD the Preacher's Son was a great hit and I see many great things in the future for Wyclef.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002KQS0Y   (870 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Music: Creole Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Among the highlights are four songs cowritten with the late Doc Pomus, including the soulful balladry of "Imitation of Love." Guitarist Sonny Landreth and fiddler Michael Doucet contribute Cajun seasoning to this musical gumbo, while saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman and trombonist Fred Wesley provide stellar brass support.
While the production is nothing less than perfect, "Creole Moon" also sounds as spontaneous and enthusiatic as a live performance.
In addition to the first-class music, this CD features fantastic cover paintings of legendary N'Awlins voodoo characters Dr. John (the Good Doctor's namesake) and Marie Leveau (with rooster prepared for slaughter).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005NOTI?v=glance   (1311 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Music: Kid Creole Redux [BEST OF]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Kid Creole Redux reaches back to early Ze and Island singles like 1980's "He's Not Such a Bad Boy," 1981's "Going Places," and 1982's "I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby," and it also includes cuts from the mid-'80s that saw the group reach its highest level of popularity ("My Male Curiosity," "Endicott").
Nobody knew exactly what Kid Creole & the Coconuts were -- that was part of the their charm.
Every song is a gem that shows how mind-numbingly far ahead of their time Kid Creole and the Coconuts were.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002LRE   (850 words)

  
 Dominica: 9th Annual World Creole Music Festival : OneCaribbean
Each year, around the independence season, for the past several years Dominica has hosted the World Creole Music Festival, bringing together creole musicians, bands and singers from throughout the Caribbean and beyond for three days of pulsating, envigorating rhythms.
The 9th Annual World Creole Music Festival will be held from the 28th to 30th October 2005, the highlight of an exiting range of activities which are part of Dominica's 27th anniversary celebrations.
Dominica's World Creole Music Festival has grown by leaps and bounds, and is laying claim to be the finest and most unique music festival of its kind.
www.onecaribbean.org /calendar/eventview.php?rowid=1056   (138 words)

  
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 .:: Welcome to the Official Website of World Creole Music Festival::. Oct 29-31 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Your stay with us will take you on a musical journey that will be highly entertaining and of unparalleled excitement in the Caribbean.
The World Creole Music Festival has attracted some of the top names in creole music for eg, Kassav, Tabou Combo, Carimi as well as international reggae stars like The Wailers, Aswad and Glen Washington.
This year's line up promises to be one that is unrivaled as the Dominica Festivals Commission stages the 9th production of this world-class event.
www.worldcreolemusicfestival.dm /home.htm   (191 words)

  
 Louisiana Creole--language as identity in poetry, sheet music.
Louisiana Creole--language as identity in poetry, sheet music.
Great for teachers, Gumbo People is a book with poems and lyrics in Creole, plus sheet music.
Some of the poems are translated into Haitian Creole, Spanish, French and English.
margaretmedia.com /gumbo_people   (113 words)

  
 World Creole Music Festival - Dominica's annual music festvial featuring Creole and Caribbean music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
ach year at Independence Dominica has been host to the World Creole Music Festival, bringing together creole musicians, bands and singers from throughout the Caribbean and beyond for three days of unique, pulsating music.
rom Friday 1 November to Sunday 3rd November 2002, Dominica was host to the World Creole Music Festival, a weekend of the best in Creole Music from around the world.
The 6th World Creole Music Festival had on the card Glen Washington, Top-Vice, Carimi, 3KD Jol, Skah Shah, Typical, W.C.K, Michele Henderson, Gorden Henderson, Impromptu, Midnight Groovers, Ophelia, Grammacks New Generation, Sweet Mickey and Look Us from the host island.
www.avirtualdominica.com /wcmf.htm   (189 words)

  
 Simi Valley, Cajun-Creole Music Festival - Keith Frank, Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws, Dora & the Zydeco Bad ...
Simi Valley, Cajun-Creole Music Festival - Keith Frank, Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws, Dora and the Zydeco Bad Boys, Lisa Haley and the Zydekats, Curly Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
The 2005 Cajun Creole Music Festival is over, and was another smash success!
The Cajun Creole Music Festival would not be successful without the generous support of our corporate sponsors.
www.cajun2005.com   (122 words)

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