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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ancelet, Barry Jean
Cajun music: its origin and development
Published By: Original publisher
Lafayette, La.: Center for Louisiana Studies. 1989. 58 p.,
 p. of plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Barry Jean Ancelet
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Musical instruments (534);
Literary texts (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document presents a concise survey of the history and
development of Cajun music from the early settlements in Nova Scotia in the seventeenth
century to the late twentieth century in Louisiana. Ancelet concentrates on the
evolutionary changes that took place in Cajun music after Acadian resettlement in Louisiana
in the eighteenth century, first as the result of contact with Creole, Anglo-American, and
Spanish musical forms, and later (in the twentieth century), under the influence of the
blues, swing, and country sounds. Ancelet also discusses the effects on Cajun music of the
introduction of the accordion in the eighteenth century, and other instruments (e.g., the
electric guitar), in the 1940s and l950s.
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle, 1993
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Louisiana, United States
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