Music (PAMU)

Music (PAMU)

PAMU 3330  Creole &Cajun Music Hist  (3 Credit Hours)  

French Louisiana music (Cajun and Creole) was largely ignored in mainstream music culture, except by a handful of collectors, scholars, and commercial promoters who sought to popularize it. From the first recordings in the 1920s to the transformation of the genre by the 1970s, the spread of this regional sound was driven by local, national, and international elites who saw the music’s traditions and performers in the context of larger social, political, and cultural developments, including the folk revival and the civil rights and ethnic revival movements.