By Mark F. DeWitt
Queen Ida. Danny Poullard. Documentary filmmaker Les clean. Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie documents. those are names which are frequent to many enthusiasts of Cajun tune and zydeco, and so they have another factor in common--longtime place of dwelling within the San Francisco Bay sector. they're all a part of a colourful scene of dancing and stay Louisiana-French song that has developed over a number of many years. Cajun and Zydeco Dance tune in Northern California lines how this zone of California has been in a position to boost and maintain dances numerous occasions every week with greater than a dozen bands. Description of this energetic local scene opens right into a dialogue of a number of old traits that experience affected lifestyles and tune in Louisiana and the kingdom. The publication portrays the range of people that have come jointly to undertake Cajun and Creole dance song so one can deal with a globalized, media-saturated international. Ethnomusicologist Mark F. DeWitt innovatively weaves jointly interviews with musicians and dancers (some from Louisiana, a few not), research of well known media, player remark as a musician and dancer, and old views from wartime black migration styles, the civil rights circulation, American folks and blues revivals, California counterculture, and the increase of cultural tourism in "Cajun Country." In so doing, he unearths the multifaceted charm of celebrating lifestyles at the dance ground, Louisiana-French type.
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A buffet is laid out on a table in the middle of a three-car garage with door closed: white rolls, roasted chicken, white rice, gravy, beans or black-eyed peas, canÂ� died carrots, yams, cooked cabbage, potato salad. Bottles of wine with clear plastic cups are on the table, beer and soda outside on the driveway in coolers. Disposable plates and utensils are set out. People sit on various folding and patio chairs up against the wall in the garage, in the house around the kitchen counter (women, mostly), and around the dining room table.
So, by some standards, the voices of the participants are distorted but they are there. In an attempt to preserve the integrity of each person’s story, each chapter containing interview material follows the same three-part structure: first, historical 38 Identity Issues, Research Methods, and Ethnography context from Louisiana and at the national level; second, individual profiles; third, commentary on the individual profiles combined with historical background on the dance scene in northern California.
My research on Louisiana French music began almost before I knew that it was research, in the fall of 1992 when I attended my first dance class and dance at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Cafe in Berkeley. By January 1993 I was taking Cajun dance classes every week in Berkeley and starting to think about dissertation topics. Over that summer I was introduced to two Cajun women, Freida Fusilier and Jolene Adams, who were the mainstays of a history and research committee for one of the local Cajun and zydeco clubs that had formed, the West Coast Cajun and Zydeco Music and Dance Association (WCCZMDA).