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Thread #67594 Message #1137420
Posted By: greg stephens
15-Mar-04 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: oral tradition - 'celtic' singing in usa
Subject: RE: oral tradition - 'celtic' singing in usa
Stage manager: I hope you listen to zydeco music. This must be the most accessible music of the kind you are talking about. French language black Louisiana music, self-contained, traditional and also totally up to date. And a complete product of its own environment, there is nothing remotely like it back in either France or Africa, whether in the vocals or the accordion style. French Louisiana kept going, black white and mixed, in a way that the small Gaelic enclaves of the south did not. An extraordinary and exciting bit of cultural history.