Accordions, Fiddles, Two Step & Swing: A Cajun Music Reader

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Author: Ryan A Brasseaux, Kevin S Fontenot
Paperback: 535 pages
ISBN: 978-1887366717

Accordions, Fiddles, Two Step & Swing is designed with scholars, students, and Cajun music aficionados in mind. The articles included here represent the spectrum of Cajun musical expression
as interpreted by authors from all walks of life. Materials ranging from instrumentation to information dealing with specific artists and social contexts demonstrate that Cajun music is defined more by ethos and social context than a delimited set of stylistic features. We hope this collection of essays will stimulate a new generation of researchers to document shifts within the local, regional, even global soundscapes. Perhaps this collection of essays will encourage budding scholars and established humanists alike to document a bit of culture for posterity one song at a time.