Cajun Louisiana (1982-1985)

Cajun cowboys, string bands, zydeco groups, fiddlers, and scenes from the Cajun and creole Mardi Gras celebrations. Performers include Dennis McGee, Dewey Balfa, Canray Fontenot, Bois Sec Ardoin, Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil, Boozoo Chavis.

 

     
 
Octa Clark (accordion), Hector Duhon (fiddle), and band perform "Jolie Blon" at Mulates, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in August 1983.
 
Octa Clark (accordion), Hector Duhon (fiddle), and band perform the "Evangeline Waltz" at Mulates, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in August 1983.
     
 
Robert Jardell (accordion), Dewey Balfa (fiddle), Tony Balfa (triangle), and unidentified guitarist perform "La Valse Orphelin (The Orphan's Waltz)" at The Hut. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in Scott, Louisiana, August 1983.
 
Robert Jardell (accordion), Dewey Balfa (fiddle and vocal), Tony Balfa (triangle), and unidentified guitarist perform "La Valse Orphelin (The Orphan's Waltz)" at The Hut. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in Scott, Louisiana, August 1983.
     
 
Dewey Balfa (fiddle and vocal), Robert Jardell (accordion and vocal), Tony Balfa (triangle), and unidentified guitarist perform Nathan Abshire's "Pine Grove Blues" at The Hut. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in Scott, Louisiana, August 1983.
 
Robert Jardell (accordion), Dewey Balfa (fiddle), Tony Balfa (triangle), and unidentified guitarist perform "La Valse Orphelin (The Orphan's Waltz)" at The Hut. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in Scott, Louisiana, August 1983.
     

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