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Music and Musicians from Louisiana
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Cajun and Zydeco Music Traditions By Barry J. Ancelet; Willis Prudhomme. Photo: Courtesy of Willis Prudhomme. http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/cajunzydeco.html

Cajun music and zydeco, the musics of Cajuns and Creoles, are closely related parallel music forms.

Hayride Boogie: Blues, Rockabilly and Soul from the Louisiana Hill and Delta Country By Michael Luster; Maggie Lewis (Warwick), circa 1960. Photo: Courtesy of Shreveport Louisiana Hayride Co.;   http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/creole_art_hayride_boogie.html

Hayride Boogie: Blues, Rockabilly and Soul from the Louisiana Hill and Delta Country

Country Chameleons: Cajuns on the Louisiana Hayride By Tracey E. W. Laird http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/creole_art_country_chamele.html

Country Chameleons: Cajuns on the Louisiana Hayride

Introduction and Use of Accordions in Cajun Music By Malcolm L. Comeaux http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/intro_and_use_of_accordions.html

Introduction and Use of Accordions in Cajun Music

The North Louisiana String Band  By Susan Roach http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/north_la_string_band.html#tab9

The North Louisiana String Band plays old-time British American music, which includes waltzes, dance music, reels and breakdowns.

Twisting at the Fais Do-Do: Swamp Pop in South Louisiana By Shane Bernard;  Cookie and the Cupcakes. Photo Courtesy of Cookie and the Cupcakes. http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/creole_art_swamp_pop.html

Twisting at the Fais Do-Do: Swamp Pop in South Louisiana

The Treasured Traditions of Louisiana Music By Ben Sandmel; Laymon Godwin playing a dobro. Photo: Susan Roach. http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/treas_trad_la_music.html

The Treasured Traditions of Louisiana Music

Obituary for Al Ferrier, "King of Rockabilly"

View The Obituary For Alfous "Al" Glenn Ferrier, Sr. Please join us in Loving, Sharing and Memorializing Alfous "Al" Glenn Ferrier, Sr.

Music and Dance in South Louisiana's Cuban Community

Cuban immigrants to South Louisiana and New Orleans have retained music and dance traditions that these groups have brought to the community.

Allen "Al Gator" Metoyer, Rock & Roll Musician http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/151

Allen "Al Gator" Metoyer, Rock & Roll Musician http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/151

Major Helaire, Blues Musician http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/107

Major Helaire, Blues Musician http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/107

Dudley Brian-Smith, Folk Singer and Musician; http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/193

Dudley Brian-Smith, Folk Singer and Musician; http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/193

Country Musician, Patrick A. Flory; http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/79

Country Musician, Patrick A. Flory; http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/79

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