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Amédé Ardoin brought white Cajun and black Creole traditions together in Louisiana, and there is plenty to be discovered in a search of his musical legacy.

Amédé Ardoin brought white Cajun and black Creole traditions together in Louisiana, and there is plenty to be discovered in a search of his musical legacy.

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Mystery, and Discovery, on the Trail of a Creole Music Pioneer - NYTimes.com

Mystery, and Discovery, on the Trail of a Creole Music Pioneer - NYTimes.com

Geno Delafose--his sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western.

Geno Delafose--his sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western.

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On the Trail of a Creole Music Pioneer, Still Alive in Song - NYTimes.com

On the Trail of a Creole Music Pioneer, Still Alive in Song - NYTimes.com

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This year will be the 19th edition of the Dominica-based World Creole Music Festival, which will take place Oct. 28-30 in Dominica.

This year will be the 19th edition of the Dominica-based World Creole Music Festival, which will take place Oct. 28-30 in Dominica.

On the Trail of a Creole Music Pioneer, Still Alive in Song - As Michael Tisserand recounts in his book “The Kingdom of Zydeco,” Amédé recorded 22 songs in New Orleans and San Antonio with McGee, some of which would become standards, and in 1934 he made a solo trip to New York and recorded a dozen more. At home he had become a sensation: Women wept, men danced, rivals became jealous, whites grew angry. But he toured far and wide, seemingly indifferent to his jeopardy.

On the Trail of a Creole Music Pioneer, Still Alive in Song - As Michael Tisserand recounts in his book “The Kingdom of Zydeco,” Amédé recorded 22 songs in New Orleans and San Antonio with McGee, some of which would become standards, and in 1934 he made a solo trip to New York and recorded a dozen more. At home he had become a sensation: Women wept, men danced, rivals became jealous, whites grew angry. But he toured far and wide, seemingly indifferent to his jeopardy.

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