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Later Gulf Coast Arrivals

Later Gulf Coast Arrivals

(p.197) Chapter Eight Later Gulf Coast Arrivals
Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California
Mark F. DeWitt
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the Cajun music and zydeco scene in northern California as it expanded beyond its original Creole basis and took on a life of its own. It describes the rise of all things Cajun in popular culture and profiles the following individuals: Freida Fusilier, Susan Appe Ramon, Ralph “Bobby” Gradney, and Richard Domingue. The chapter details the development of the northern California scene from 1985—2005 and concludes with some final reflections from the author.

Keywords:   Cajun music, zydeco, northern California, Creole, popular culture

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