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Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Louis Michot

Accession No.: 
AC3-001

00:44 - Welcome to "La Roue qui pend" (The Hanging Wheel);
00:55 - Speaking about the survival of Louisiana's French language and how Louis Michot is helping to keep it alive;
01:55 - The Louis Michot Regeneration (The Lost Bayou Ramblers playing "High Society");
03:00 - Zachary meets Louis and friends/family (Jon Bertrand, Andre Michot, Ashlee Michot);
04:42 - Zachary, Louis, and others start playing music;
05:40 - Zachary asks Louis how important it is for him and the younger generation to keep Cajun French and music alive;
06:09 - Louis singing with others playing in the background - Hick's Wagon Wheel Special;
06:25 - Louis talks about his past with Cajun music and seeing its growing popularity;
06:39 - Talks about the lyrics of Cajun French songs and what they mean to him and for others of Cajun descent;
07:27 - Traveling to "La Roue qui pend" (The Hanging Wheel); La valse de Balfa in the background;
07:47 - Shows the hanging wheel and explains what it was used for;
07:54 - Louis talks about stories he has heard of "Cajun Gypsies"
09:15 - Zachary and Louis arrive at Ethel Mae Bourque's house (the woman who inspired Louis);
10:45 - Ethel Mae Bourque starts singing a song she wrote about Hurricane Andrew at the dinner table as the others listen and eat gumbo;
12:15 - Scenes of flooding in the area;
12:35 - Zachary asks Louis if preserving a pure version of Cajun French is important to him;
13:59 - Louis plays the fiddle while Ethel Mae Bourque sings "La valse de Holly Beach"
15:23 - Louis talks about having friends that speak French with him and how he has to convince older Cajuns to speak French with him;
16:39 - Louis playing and singing in the Blue Moon Saloon;
16:55 - Louis talks about the singers that want to learn French to understand what they are singing;
17:29 - Playing music at a crawfish boil;
18:40 - Louis and his girlfriend (Now wife, Ashlee) talking about how French brought them together;
21:00 - Georgette LeBlanc talking about life in Louisiana;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Cajun, French, Louisiana, Folk Music, Ballads
Creator: 
Charles Larroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Broussard, LA
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:58
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Raynald Basque

Accession No.: 
AC3-002

Episode 2: Raynald Basque - Chameleon Man - Hosted by Zachary Richard

00:45 - Zachary Richard begins by talking about Raynald Basque - He's a poet, singer, writer, songwriter, painter, screenwriter - Zachary calls him a "Jack of all trades."
02:45 - Rejean Comeau and Glenda LeBlanc describe Tracadie, New Brunswick;
03:04 - Group discusses what city to compare Tracadie to and how they preserve the culture, history, and language;
04:45 - Talks about how people thought they were crazy for wanting to fly the Acadian flag at town hall;
05:55 - Raynald points out a church that belonged to his ancestors and talks about his family history;
06:30 - Cases of Leprosy discovered in 1828;
07:15 - Raynald speaks about how he feels when he paints (footage of him painting);
08:11 - Raynald speaks of his ancestors;
09:55 - Raynald tries to define who he is and explains why people do not like him;
11:18 - Raynald singing at an outside venue;
13:00 - Zachary describes Tracadie as a very artistic city;
14:56 - Raynald diving for clams;
16:53 - Zachary and Raynald talk about the suffering of their ancestors; Raynold says the cases of Leprosy have always stigmatized the town;
18:00 - Raynald talks about the difference between his ancestors and their suffering and the artists that live in Tracadie now;
18:25 - Excerpt from "Liberateur Libere" Productions Cojak;
20:03 - Filming of "Les Bootleggers de l'Atlantique" Productions Cojak;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadians, Acadie, New Brunswick, Folk Music, Seafood, French
Creator: 
Charles Larroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Tracadie, New Brunswick
Publisher: 
Charles Laroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:41
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Angus LeFort

Accession No.: 
AC3-003

Episode 3: Angus LeFort - Acadian Highlander Hosted by Zachary Richard

00:48 - Zachary Richard talks about the challenges that the Acadians faced after the deportation;
02:42 - Angus LeFort begins speaking about the land that his family lived on called "La Rigoueche"
04:08 - Angus stops at wayside signs that explain what the area called "Cap Rouge" used to look like and who used the land - The land was taken away from the familes to make a National Park;
04:46 - Angus describes how he uses history for the future, not to be stuck in the past;
05:50 - Zachary askes Angus what it means to be Acadian, Angus answers "It means being part of a large family that is spread all over"
06:50 - Shows the CKJM, 106.1 FM building;
07:12 - Talks about the Acadian fishermen;
07:25 - Zachary describes Angus as a "builder of culture," talks about how he owns and runs the community radio station;
08:18 - Shows a live show on the CKJM, DJ interviews Zachary Richard (talks about the connection between Nova Scotia and Louisiana);
09:20 - Zachary talks about recordings that Angus made of Father Anselme Chiasson - Angus has recorded him singing over 600 traditional Acadian songs;
09:50 - Walk-through of the museum gallery that's held in the radio building;
11:16 - Zachary gets a demo on how to crochet a rug;
12:31 - Footage from Angus' recording studio; Sylvia Lelievre recording a song;
14:59 - Begin talking about how many Acadians are in the area; 85% of the population here speak French
15:00 - Talk about the difference between an Acadian school and a Francophone school;
15:40 - Angus mentions that their community is the last who celebrate Mi-Carème due to their seclusion;
16:00 - Begins talking about Acadian families being displaced in order to make a National Park;
20:20 - Shows Angus and family sitting around the dinner table (family is described as another pillar of Acadian culture);
21:30 - Angus' children talk about the classes they'll be taking

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadian Expulsion, Acadie, Louisiana, French, Nova Scotia
Creator: 
Charles Larroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Cheticamp, Nova Scotia
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:47
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Sandra LeCouteur

Accession No.: 
AC3-004

Episode 4: Sandra LeCouteur - Island Girl - Hosted by Zachary Richard;

00:50 - Zachary Richard talks about the Acadians love for music;
03:10 - Zachary talks about Miscou being isolated from the rest of the world;
04:00 - Footage of Sandra LeCouteur recording a song;
04:48 - Footage of Sandra on a fishing boat with others;
05:30 - Zachary asks Sandra about her history with singing - She's been singing her whole life, but only recently started singing on stage;
07:18 - Zachary explains that Sandra is a good example of a Miscou girl and explains what that means - She's a mother, daughter, a dreamer, and is true to herself;
07:20 - Scenes of Sandra and her father, Hiran LeCouteur, digging for clams
09:50 - Sandra discusses her love of words and stories;
10:44 - Sandra recording a song - Zachary narrates and says that she never forgets where she comes from while singing;
11:26 - Sandra discusses the Miscou fog horn and how it sounds like it's in her song;
12:25 - Sandra talks about her sons and how, because of them, she stopped believing in organized religion
14:08 - Sandra singing in the Miscou church;
14:15 - Sandra explains that the church is the Miscou church and talks about her memories here;
14:50 - Sandra talks about singing and crying for all the ones that have died and are now buried in the church cemetery;
15:16 - Sandra sings the song that is sang at the end of all of the funerals ("Beautiful Heaven" / "Beau ciel");
17:35 - Explains how she feels when on stage; Footage from the recording studio;
20:31 - Footage from a clam bake, talking about her time at the lighthouse;
21:44 - Sandra singing while people eat and play music;
22:42 - Zachary speaks of Sandra and all of her good qualities
23:43 - Festival Acadien de Caraquet, August 2002 (Sandra singing on stage)

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadians, French, Folk Music, New Brunswick, Acadie
Creator: 
Charles Larroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Miscou Island, New Brunswick
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:44
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Guy Côté

Accession No.: 
AC3-005

Episode 5: Guy Côté - Harbor Historian in Havre St. Pierre, Quebec - Hosted by Zachary Richard;

01:00 - Zachary Richard talks about the displacement of the Acadians over the years and how Guy Côté is interested in the history of what has happened to this group of people.
02:25 - Guy Côté in the tourism center at Havre St. Pierre;
02:40 - Zachary explains how St. Pierre got its name and how well Guy Côté knows his areas;
03:01 - Guy explaining to a family where to go to see certain aspects of the area (like where to go to see puffins);
03:12 - Guy explains to Zachary how village elders know certain things that younger people are not aware of (example - older people use American words because in the past French was not used as much as it is today. Younger people speak more fluent French, showing that Acadian culture is changing);
04:14 - Zachary talks about Perroquet Island and how the houses and lighthouse on the island mean a lot to Guy Côté. They are a driving force to his interest in the history of his people;
04:40 - Guy leads a tour explaining Placide Vigneault and his writings (he wrote about the lives of the Acadians and not just the deportation of them);
05:26 - Showing old pictures from the island and talking about families living there;
05:45 - Old picture of Placide Vigneault; Guy explains that Placide would keep old journals of life on the island (he would write about new bird species or the changing of fruits and vegetables that would grow in the garden; Placide's writings show the evolution of things and connect them to Acadian culture);
06:54 - Guy explains that without Placide and his writings, not much would be known about the day to day lives of the Cayens at Havre St. Pierre;
09:30 - Guy and Zachary go searching for clams while Guy explains how the Acadians from Quebec (Cayans) are looked at as different by other Quebecois people;
12:38 - Guy talks about the survival instinct way of life that still lingers from the old days;
12:48 - He talks about the sharing of wealth to help each other out with everything from giving something to eat to moving into a new apartment together;
15:26 - Guy and Simone Misson sing and talk about songs from their childhood;
17:40 - Guy explains that every person feels the need to fit into a group that is not just the familial group;
19:00 - Guy leads a tour and points out interesting rock formations and relates them back to the Acadians
21:56 - Group singing; in a kitchen and serving a meal;
22:48 - Zachary thanks Guy Côté for allowing him into his community;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadians, Acadian Expulsion, French, Acadians in Quebec
Creator: 
Charles Larroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Havre St. Pierre, Quebec
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:50
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing J.P. LeBlanc

Accession No.: 
AC3-006

Episode 6: J.P. LeBlanc - Go, Johnny Go...Hosted by Zachary Richard;

00:46 - Zachary Richard explains that Acadie should not be simplified into a stereotype; he introduces J.P. Leblanc as a lover of blues
in Bathurst, New Brunswick;
02:27 - Zachary describes how most kids do not know what they want from life - At 19 but J.P. is different. He has a passion for music;
03:21 - J.P. explains how he started off with music, where his interest with blues came from, and musicians he liked;
05:22 - Footage of J.P. with his band;
06:25 - Zachary and J.P at the venue - discusses how J.P.'s life revolves around playing the guitar;
07:08 - J.P. talks about his history with the guitar and his first show;
07:44 - Talking about his band and how he thought if he played guitar, he needed to write his own original songs;
09:49 - J.P.'s dad, André Leblanc, talks about J.P. and his music;
10:52 - André talks about how J.P.'s style is always changing;
12:11 - J.P.'s relationship with his family; Zachary asks if J.P. considers himself Acadian and what he thinks it means to be Acadian;
13:40 - J.P. discusses his different taste in music that he's had for a while
14:40 - Zachary talks about how lucky J.P. is to have his father by his side the whole way through
16:15 - André talks about how he thinks J.P. is following his (André's) dreams of playing music and playing the guitar
19:00 - J.P. and André load up the truck and drive to a show

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadians, French, Folk Music, New Brunswick, Acadie, Blues Music
Creator: 
Charles Larroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Bathurst, New Brunswick
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:46
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Jimmie Meaux

Accession No.: 
AC3-007

Episode 7: Jimmie Meaux - Cowboys 'n Cajuns - Narrated by Zachary Richard

00:55 - Zachary Richard describes how Cajuns are often farmers and ranchers, like Jimmie Meaux;
02:30 - Zachary explains that Jimmie is a fast talker - visiting with people in the grocery store;
03:40 - Jimmie has been a cowboy his whole life. He tells a story about how he was born in the flood of 1940;
05:07 - Zachary explains that below Jimmie's tough exterior there is a softer side
06:23 - Jimmie thinks that the Cajun culture in Louisiana will not last much longer. He talks about teaching his kids and grandson French
07:29 - Jam footage from the Blue Moon - Jimmie sings "La porte d'en arrière. Talks with Ms. Jan Boney;
08:50 - Footage of Jimmie working with his herd of cattle;
10:45 - He discusses they way he raises cattle and how people have told him that it is the future of the industry;
13:25 - Jimmie demonstrates how his horse is trained and explains his methods;
14:15 - Zachary explains that cattle vaccination season is most important for Jimmie;
14:21 - Jimmie and helpers herding the cattle to vaccinate them;
15:50 - Jimmie demonstrates how to worm the cattle;
16:55 - Jimmie discusses how certain color cows sell for more than others;
18:48 - Zachary asks Jimmie if he thinks that there is a future for ranching and farming in Louisiana;
20:46 - Zachary playing and singing with others while other people eat;
21:19 - Jimmie starts singing while Zach and others play;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana, French, Cajun, Cattle, Farming
Creator: 
Charles Larroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:47
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Jeannot Painchaud

Accession No.: 
AC3-008

Episode 8: Jeannot Painchaud - Ladies and Gentlemen...Kids of all Ages...Hosted by Zachary Richard;

02:25 - Zachary explains that Jeannot left home to find adventure - he is now part of the circus and is always traveling;
05:32 - Shows some of the acts practicing; Jeannot explains why he joined the circus;
07:13 - Zachary explains how Acadians ended up on the Magdalen Islands
08:14 - Man explains the name of the circus "Le Cirque Éloize"
08:58 - Jeannot explains his experience with the circus and what it is like performing in a big top;
10:11 - Shows his trailer with his family inside; he talks about how most Magdalen families have musicians;
11:26 - Lucie Cauchon explains that music for a circus is different than regular music;
12:17 - Jeannot explains how practice is different from the actual performance;
13:20 - Ginette Painchaud talks about the performers and how they basically get to remain children by having fun with what they do;
14:21 - Zachary talks to Jeannot about how he identifies himself;
15:55 - Zachary talks about Jeannot's ties to his children and how his Acadian roots make it hard for him to be away from his family;
16:52 - Jeannot talks about being a father and being available for his children;
18:23 - Ginette talks about islanders showing up late to the show;
19:00 - Footage from before and during the show;
23:02 - Zachary talks about the people of Magdalen Islands being distant but welcoming;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadians, Magdalen Islands, Circus Arts, French
Creator: 
Charles Larroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Magdalen Islands
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:49
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Carol Fran

Accession No.: 
AC3-009

Episode 9: Carol Fran - Bury My Heart with the Blues - Hosted by Zachary Richard

00:50 - Zachary Richard explains that the careers of many musicians started in Crowley, Louisiana, including that of Carol Fran;
02:15 - Zachary talks musicians who suffered and used that pain to inspire their music;
02:51 - Footage of Carol getting ready in her room;
03:30 - Carol singing "Mon coeur est casser" and playing piano;
04:39 - Carol says her mother played piano. There was a piano in her home growing up;
05:00 - Carol talks about the custom of burying a baby's umbilical cord under a rose bush and the baby becoming a musician or singer;
05:59 - Carol Fran singing "Emmitt Lee" (1958) (shows Carol arriving at the old KRVS studio) Speaking with Zydeco Joe Citizen, John Broussard, and Melvin Cesar;
06:49 - Melvin Cesar interviewing Carol Fran on KRVS show;
06:57 - Carol discusses when she started singing, Carol singing "On the Battlefield for My Lord;"
07:14 - Images of Laural Valley Plantation located in Thibodaux, LA
07:47 - Carol singing in the KRVS studios;
08:03 - Zachary explains that Carol sings it all but she started with gospel music;
09:08 - Zachary talks to Carol about her childhood and her mother letting her sing in other places besides church to make money;
10:05 - Carol Fran singing "I'm Gonna Try" (1965);
10:17 - Carol and friend, Willis Constantin, talk about getting old and old recipes;
12:13 - Carol Fran singing "Knock Knock" (1959);
12:23 - Zachary talks to Carol about her neighborhood and if a lot of French was spoken when she was young;
13:04 - Carol talks about if her parents spoke French or not when she was young;
13:10 - Discussing how French and Creole language was different from town to town;
13:49 - She talks about being able to tell the difference between the two languages;
14:24 - Carol talks about taking care of her sister's son along with the rest of her family after her father died;
17:22 - Carol Fran singing at the Cruiser's Club in Lafayette, LA;
18:53 - She speaks about her family and their skin color. (She recounts about by called "pickaninny" by her cousins because of her dark skin);
20:38 - Carol Fran singing "Crying in the Chapel" (1965);
21:05 - As she walks through a cemetary she talks about the death of her loved ones;
22:55 - Zachary thanks Carol for everything she has done in her life;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana, French, Folk Music, Creole, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Charles Larroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:42
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Marc Cormier

Accession No.: 
AC3-010

Episode 10: Marc Cormier - In God's Country - Narrated by Zachary Richard

00:50 - Zachary Richard explains that even though the Acadians were pushed to the edge of the world, people like Marc Cormier fight to keep the culture alive;
02:29 - Zachary talks about how Cape St. George is so much like Louisiana with the Acadian Culture at risk because of assimilation;
04:10 - Zachary and Marc walk to "La Grosse de Reblais," Marc tells Zach stories of his father climbing down the steep cliffs to gather seagull eggs for breakfast;
05:40 - Marc talks about teaching kids at school about the Francophone and Acadian Culture and hoping to instill a pride in them;
06:27 - Leon Dube singing a French ballad;
07:01 - Older people in Newfoundland feel alone because they are some of the last people that speak French (Zach relates this back to Louisiana);
07:56 - Arthur Kurfant talks about having 22 siblings. During his father's time, everyone spoke French. That's no longer the case;
09:39 - Marc speaks with Emmanuel Simon about his reasons for staying on the Cape instead of leaving like everyone else;
10:48 - Zach explains another common trait between Louisiana and Newfoundland - the people of each area are fighting to keep their culture alive;
11:28 - Marcella Cormier talks about being a minority because of the way they speak French and English
12:17 - Marc talks about a professor that came to Newfoundland to study their dialect. When the professor told Marc that the language they had was special, Marc knew that he had to do something to preserve it;
13:25 - Marcella talks about the traumatic experience of going to an English school;
15:11 - Zach says it's up to the children to keep the language going (most of the children speak English at home and between themselves. They only get French if they attend the French speaking school);
15:58 - Marc talks about his daughter, Marcella, in a proud way. He explains that he loves that she follows in his footsteps to hopefully keep the French language going in their area;
17:35 - Zach speaks with children about assimilation (whether they speak French or English at home or with their friends);
19:53 - Marc talks about his people being in Newfoundland for over 500 years;
20:50 - Marc and Zach talk about music in the area. Young people do not really play instruments - but Marc is trying to implement a music program into schools;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Newfoundland, French Language Preservation, Acadians
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Cape St. George, Newfoundland
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:46
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Ophelia Lefort

Accession No.: 
AC3-011

Episode 11: The Treasures of Ophelia Lefort

00:54 - Zach talks about stories of pirates and treasure that Ophelia Lefort's father would tell her when she was younger;
02:00 - Zach talks about the land that Ophelia lives on and how it's filled with treasures of all kinds;
02:38 - Zach and Ophelia talk about where she was born and raised - Larose, Bayou Lafourche;
03:00 - She talks about her parents and how they never spoke English - she says they felt inferior because they couldn't speak English;
03:46 - She first came in contact with English in school (she discusses being punished for speaking French in school);
04:49 - She discusses only being able to speak French, she cannot read or write it;
05:41 - Zach talks about Ophelia with her friends and family. Discusses her stockpile of cypress knees that she makes into art;
06:12 - Ophelia and her friend, Millie Gisclair, discuss how to prepare the knees to be painted;
07:37 - Zach talks about the Chêne à Caouenne (Caouenne's Oak) in Golden Meadow, LA - Gathering place for people to tell stories;
09:00 - Woman shows a painting of a group of people sitting around the Chêne à Caouenne by Delores Granger;
09:38 - Group exchanges stories about their weddings and marriages;
11:13 - Ophelia talks about always wanting to better herself and to do better than her siblings (that included being bilingual);
12:18 - She talks about moving to Lafayette in 1946 and 1947 and loving it because more people spoke French there;
14:21 - Zach talks about when Ophelia was a child. She, with other, would run down to the dock where the grocery boat was and the sailors would throw treats over to the kids. Now those kids are grown up but they still enjoy taking trips down that bayou;
14:59 - Ebdon Barrios talks the area being a melting pot of people and culture. He says that it is due to Jean Lafitte;
15:59 - Former Sheriff Duffy Breaux explains that even though there are a lot of different people in the area French remained the main language because of a lack of education within the immigrant communities;
16:17 - Ebdon explains that when he started school he did not know a word of English and that he was forced to learn the language;
17:47 - Zach and Ophelia talk about her father telling stories and how the gift was passed down to her;
18:00 - She tells a story that her father told her about Jean Lafitte;
19:18 - Ophelia's father would sing to her - she sings a part of a couple of the songs;
20:01 - Ophelia standing next to the Jean Lafitte Oak. She talks about treasure that is supposed to be buried under the tree;
20:54 - She starts about painting and how peaceful it can be;
21:47 - Woman starts singing an old French song;
22:30 - Zach talks about how the tree itself is a treasure no matter what or who is buried under it;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana, French, Cajun, Storytelling, Pirates
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
West Pearl River, LA
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:44
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Bernard Landry

Accession No.: 
AC3-012

Episode 12: Bernard Landry's Natashquan - Narrated by Zachary Richard

00:52 - Zachary explains that the Acadians are a people of words, no matter written, spoken, or through song. Bernard Landry is one of those people that keeps his culture alive by writing down the words of his ancestors for future generations;
02:36 - Zach explains the meaning of Natashquen - A place where bear are hunted. He explains that now, the land is not as bountiful;
03:22 - Zach and Bernard talk about memory of their forefathers being the only thing left and how important it is to preserve that for future generations;
03:29 - They point out the bay where all of the fishermen would come and dock their boats to unload. Zach and Bernard also discuss what was done to the fish and how it was a big event when the boats docked;
04:48 - Bernard shows Zach a building where fishing materials would have been stored;
05:10 - Zach talks about how these shacks mean so much to people of Natashquan, but that it takes more than memory to keep a culture alive,
05:48 - Zach and Bernard walk through the interpretive center that was built and run by Bernard. In the center, one sees the past of the fishing industry of the area and the memories of the people that lived there;
07:09 - Zach talks about how hard it is to tune instruments in the climate of Natashquan;
07:51 - Zach speaks with and plays music with Herménégilde Vigneault;
09:23 - Bernard talks about loving the people of his town and his culture. He gets stories from the people so that he can exhibit them for others to learn from the stories;
09:48 - Zach talks about the difference between Louisiana music and the music of Natashquan and also the difference between the accents when speaking French;
11:33 - At night all of the people come together to share their music. The place is full of life which is different than how it looks during the day;
13:00 - Bernard talks about the pride in the Acadian culture and how he hopes that even with so few jobs in the area, it will become wealthy again;
15:02 - Jean-Claude Landry points out where the Acadians landed 150 years ago;
16:35 - Even though the Acadians all landed in different areas, two things remain the same - hospitality and the love of good food;
17:26 - Jean-Claude shows Zach how to eat crab legs;
18:25 - Jean-Claude tells the story of seeing a whale when he was out fishing;
22:50 - Zach and Bernard arrive at a home for a meal, Zach starts talking about how welcoming the people are and how it reminds him of his family;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadians, Fishing, Music, French Language
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Natashquan
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:44
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Marcel Arsenault

Accession No.: 
AC3-013

Episode 13: Marcel Arsenault - Acadia in Miniature - Hosted by Zachary Richard

00:58 - Zachary Richard explains that the deportation of Acadians was meant to wipe out the people, but instead it allowed the culture to spread across North America and has allowed the culture to live on in the hearts of many like Marcel Arsenault;
02:08 - Zach heads to Quebec - Questions whether or not he is heading to Acadie;
03:04 - Zach and Marcel discuss uncovering Acadian documents and what it means to be Acadian;
03:45 - Zach asks what one gets out of claiming to be Acadian and what that means in everyday life;
05:05 - Marcel talks about being nice to others and giving not expecting to receive
05:54 - Marcel builds miniature building models, He says it takes him about 300 hours to make one;
07:07 - Marcel gives demonstration on how to build model houses, how he gets measurements and dimensions, discussing different materials he uses;
09:09 - Marcel explains that taking photos is a hobby of his that helps with his crafts;
10:50 - Zach and Marcel walk around the model town that he created; Marcel describes different buildings in the model town;
13:10 - Marcel explains that all farms were self-sufficient farms with a summer kitchen and moving the stove into the house in the winter so that the kitchen did not have to be warmed all winter;
13:40 - Zach talks about the craftsmanship work that goes into each building, Marcel explains that it is like his therapy;
14:53 - Marcel explains that the Acadians relied heavily on the Micmac Indians to survive the winter when they arrived;
15:40 - Acadian arrival and settlement of the Bonaventure area;
15:56 - Marcel discusses how he's proud to be Acadian and proud of his ancestors
16:33 - Marcel welcomes Zach to a gathering to eat and enjoy company;
17:48 - Footage from dinner - cooking, playing music;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadians, Quebec, Gaspé, French Language, Model Houses, Micmac Indians
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Bonaventure, Quebec
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane a la carte
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:44
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Josh Pitre

Accession No.: 
AC3-014

Episode 14: Josh Pitre - Houma, the Brave - Hosted and Narrated by Zachary Richard;

00:55 - Zach Richard talks about the relationship between the Native Americans and the first Acadian to settle in Louisiana;
02:08 - Discussion about a Native American Pow Wow in Alaska;
02:57 - Zach discusses different Native Louisiana tribes;
03:36 - Zach and Josh talk about catching snapping turtles. Josh’s family has a long line of fishermen
04:54 - Zach asks Josh how he learned French and his history with the language - Took classes at LSU with Amanda LaFleur and Earline Broussard;
06:15 - Josh singing a Native American song and playing the drums;
06:34 - Zachary talks about how the elders of the Houma tribe are looking to the younger people like Josh to help keep their culture alive and well;
07:19 - Josh speaks with Marina Serigny. French was her first language, grew up in Pointe-aux-Chênes;
08:19 - Discussion about the same French words being pronounced differently depending on where the grew up;
09:09 - They talk about Josh’s grandparents. They were traiteurs. Discussion about the prayers and how they are passed down;
09:43 - Marina talks about being treated by Josh’s grandmother;
10:13 - Zach and Josh talk about things that Josh has learned from the tribe and how they can be applied to real life (like information about plants and trees);
10:33 - Josh talks about passing traditions down to his children;
11:21 - Josh talks about how without your culture, you are just like everyone else;
12:00 - Josh, Lawrence Billiot, and Whitney Dardar discuss what roots would be used to treat different problems;
13:21 - Demonstrates how to use a banana tree leaf to help cure sun stroke;
14:09 - Scenes from a Pow Wow
14:44 - The Houma tribe has never been officially recognized by the federal government. He explains that because of this, they cannot get assistance or open a casino like other tribes in the state of Louisiana.
15:12 - Josh talks about going to college to help his tribe and others like them;
15:35 - Curtis Hendon talks about how school was for him as a young Native American;
16:06 - Curtis talks about how people used trapping as a way to make a living until wearing fur fell out of fashion. Curtis also talks about the importance of the fishing industry for his people;
17:46 - Zach and Josh discuss the relationship between Native Americans and the Acadians
18:54 - Crawfish boil footage;
20:08 - Josh talks about his fear of dying young and trying to accomplish everything that he can while he still can (while talking he demonstrates how to braid palm fronds);
21:40 - Costumes and scenes from a Pow Wow;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Native Americans, Houma Indians, Acadians, Louisiana French, Traiteurs, Seafood, Fishing
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Bayou Lafourche, LA
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane a la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:47
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Berthe Vigneau

Accession No.: 
AC3-015
Episode 15: The Islands of Berthe Vigeau 00:52 - Zach Richard discusses how hard it is for people to stay in touch with their Acadian roots; 03:11 - Zach and Berthe Vigeau discuss where she grew up on the island; 03:46 - Zach and Frederic Landry discuss how walruses are no longer can be found around the island due to overhunting; 04:29 - Zach and Frederic talk about the relationships and connections that still exist between the Acadian people even though they were displaced to different parts of North America; 05:28 - Zach asks what Frederic would identify himself as first: Acadian/Magdalen Islander or Quebecker; 06:00 - Frederic discusses founding a museum in 1969 and how he flew the Acadian, the Quebecois, and the Canadian flags all side by side; 07:31 - Berthe discusses how the Acadians would settle on the beaches because they were fishermen; 07:55 - She talks about her parents' and grandparents' beliefs that Acadians should not make too much noise in the community. They should listen and not act. 08:28 - She and Zach talk about if she would ever live anywhere else; 09:24 - Zach, Berthe, Jean-Marc Cormier, and Claude Painchaud discuss what it means to be Acadian (family, get-togethers, suppers, celebrations); 10:15 - Berthe says that she is Acadian first - Everything about her lifestyle is different from the rest of Quebec or Canada (the music, food, her accent, the architecture); 11:48 - Group discusses that Acadia is like a virtual country in your mind. Although it is not a physical space it comes from the traditions that are passed down; 13:14 - Zach and Berthe discuss the bright colors of the houses on the island; 14:14 - Berthe discusses how islanders are taking back ownership of their island and their fishing industry 15:38 - She talks about being mayor at the time that the bottom fell out of the fishing industry 16:00 - Berthe, Zach, and Frederic discuss erosion on the island and how that causes fish to leave too 18:13 - Berthe talks about her childhood on the island 19:06 - People begin playing music and starting to cook for a get together 21:16 - Zach starts singing and playing guitar 22:46 - Rita Bechard sings the Acadian national anthem
Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Magdalen Island, Quebec
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:46
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
CD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing René Cormier

Accession No.: 
AC3-016

Episode 16: Acadie, directed by René Cormier narrated by Zachary Richard

00:50 - Zach discusses how Acadians have always used music, songs, and poetry to keep their stories alive;
03:19 - Zachary meets the performers backstage
03:55 - Performers practice backstage;
04:09 - René talks about the confidence that Acadians now have and the voice that keeps the traditions alive;
05:00 - Footage of rehearsal;
07:18 - René talks about how being Acadian is not just about the deportation history but also about their endurance;
07:50 - Zachary explains how the loss of French in Louisiana clearly marks the gap between generations;
10:18 - René talks about a religious event at Sainte-Anne’s that more than just religion - It is also about gathering and community;
10:40 - René’s mother explains that St. Anne is the grandmother to the Acadians
11:17 - The first Acadians in Caraquet came from Grand Pré in 1763, many in this group also ended up in Gaspésie;
13:38 - Zachary plays piano while René plays the accordion;
13:59 - Tools like song, music, and other arts are what kept the Acadians alive and what keeps them in the light still today;
15:00 - René visits with the people making costumes and designing the set for the show;
15:42 - René explains that “Les Defricheurs d’Eau” is the biggest show that he has ever had to direct;
17:06 - Footage of dress rehearsal;
17:38 - René and a Québecois actress go over accents so that she sounds more Acadian in the performance;
19:00 - René explains that art is a way to communicate with people
19:51 - René and Zach talk about how amazing Acadians are for still being around
20:48 - René talks about the energy before the show

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
French, Acadians, New Brunswick, Folk Music, Theatre
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Caraquet, New Brunswick
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
26 Minutes
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Zachary Richard interviewing Earlene Broussard

Accession No.: 
AC3-017

Episode 17: To Be Learned by Heart... Earlene Broussard - Hosted by Zachary Richard

02:10 - Earlene Broussard plays the role of Grand Mama from the play “C’est p’us pareil” by Richard Guidry;
02:48 - Earlene begins acting as Grand Mama - worried about her child coming home from school crying because she got hit for speaking French;
03:50 - Earlene talks about her childhood. Her mother told her that English was for use at school while French was for use at home;
04:19 - Zach and Earlene talk about identity and if one needs to speak French in order to consider themselves Acadian;
06:04 - Zach talks about the importance of keeping the Louisiana French language alive with groups like the one that Earlene created in Gonzales, LA;
06:48 - Members of the group begin reciting sentences that were created for the class;
08:21 - Earlene explains that if a person cannot read French, it is not really helping the Acadian culture in Louisiana. (Ex. If a grandparent cannot read a French book to their grandchild then that grandchild probably will not learn the language);
09:35 - Earlene and others discuss a short play written by Felix Voorhies in 1891;
10:12 - Théâtre Cadien - goal of the group was to present plays in Cajun French by Cajuns; Footage of script reading;
11:34 - Earlene talks to Zach about how and why she is trying to make a difference in the preservation of French in Louisiana;
12:38 - Zach discusses why Cajun French is dying and what needs to be done to preserve it;
13:38 - Earlene teaches her grand daughter how to speak in Cajun French;
14:15 - She explains that everything should happen within the family;
15:14 - Earlene talks to students in her class at LSU;
17:15 - She talks about liking whenever the students take the class in order to connect with loved ones;
18:00 - Zach explains that not everyone can speak French all the time;
18:52 - Earlene thinks that Louisiana cannot afford to stop speaking French;
20:00 - Zach talks to Earlene about her painting;
21:33 - They talk about when she lived in Bouctouche, New Brunswick;
22:24 - Earlene talks about our ancestors being in our hearts not in physical spaces;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana French; Théâtre Cadien; CODOFIL
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:40
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Zachary Richard interviewing Marc Comeau

Accession No.: 
AC3-018

Episode 18: Marc Cormier - Don't Hurt 'em, M.C.!

00:45 - Intro
01:50 - Marc Comeau - Live performance of Jacobus et Maleco, footage with landscape B-roll;
02:44 - Marc talks about remixing old songs to get the crowd into it;
03:02 - Zachary talks about people using their own inspiration to keep the Acadian traditions going;
04:23 - "Tymer" Plays in backdround as Zach and Marc discuss how French speakers are a minority in Nova Scotia;
04:37 - Effect of North American media on Francophones;
05:47 - Marc and band talk about music and performances, studio footage;
06:50 - Zachary explains that music can have a healing quality;
07:24 - Rehearsal for Jacobus et Maleco performance;
08:07 - Marc defines "Acadian;"
09:30 - Marc and Jacques in the studio;
11:13 - Zach talks about passing down traditions and cultures;
12:04 -Marc and Danny Leblanc discuss how Acadian French is changing and evolving;
13:20 - Marc and Zach discuss how younger generations think of Acadian culture as a culture of folklore and tradition;
14:42 - Marc and Jacques rapping;
14:58 - Marc talks about the 400th anniversary celebration;
16:03 - Group of Acadians singing traditional songs;
16:52 - Marc talking about how his dad helped him keep his French alive and why it is important;
18:08 - Paul Comeau and Marc talk about speaking French in school and keeping the tradition alive;
18:59 - Paul discusses how his wife speaks only English but she can understand French;
20:20 - Marc discusses assimilation;
21:25 - Zachary Richard singing in the studio with Marc and Jacques;
22:01 - Zach talks about how a culture needs to evolve in order to survive;
22:44 - Marc rapping in studio;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadie, Acadians, Nova Scotia, French,
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Comeauville, Nova Scotia
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:50
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Zachary Richard interviewing Charlo Guilbeau

Accession No.: 
AC3-019

Episode 19: Charlo Guilbeau - In the Sea of Cajun Love - Narrated by Zachary Richard

00:52 - Acadians in Louisiana have a hard time because they have to balance between being American and being Acadian;
02:23 - Origin of "Carencro" Zach talks about how so many cultures in Louisiana are mixed together and how it is hard to tell where one ends and the other begins;
04:27 - Charlo was born in Carencro, he talks about the first Guilbeau's to come to the area;
05:27 - Charlo and Red Ardoin meet at original Evangeline Downs Racetrack, they talk about riding and raising horses and working at the track;
06:20 - Talking about Cajuns' love for horse racing - Discussion about horse jockies, payouts for races;
09:21 - Zachay and Charlo talk about speaking English and French growing up. Charlo discusses how it made him feel to not be able to speak French in school;
11:24 - Charlo singing an original song;
12:54 - Charlo talks about singing and his approach to songwriting;
14:11 - Charlo and Harry "Big Daddy" Hypolite talk about playing music - Hypolite speaking in Creole French;
15:35 - They talk about speaking French and growing up in the country
16:57 - Charlo and Harry singing "Lucille"
17:19 - Rearranging songs so that they can be sung in French;
18:05 - Description of a "fais-do-do." "La porte d'en arrière" being played in the background
20:55 - Charlo, Charles Mann, and Warren Storm talk about their music careers;
22:52 - Charlo shows his granddaughter where he grew up;
23:06 - Zachary talks about the importance of passing down stories to the young members of the family;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana, French, Horse Racing, Creole French, Evangeline Downs, Swamp Pop, Folk Music
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Carencro, LA
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:48
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South: Zachary Richard interviewing Ronald Goguen

Accession No.: 
AC3-020

Episode 20: Ronald Goguen a.k.a. Ronnie Appleseed

03:21 - Zachary talks farmers and farming seasons in New Brunswick
04:35 - Ronald talks about his history with apples and orchards, talks about an apple eating contest he won
06:16 - He tells Zach about Acadie's history with apples - Nicholas Denys was the first person to bring apple trees to the region;
07:31 - Ronald discusses farmers' use of pesticides and fertilizers;
11:10 - Ronald, Zach and Solange Campagne talk about people wanting perfect apples, discuss new types of pesticides that are used;
12:40 - Ronald talks about his orchard - says he'd rather be with his trees instead of with people;
13:46 - Zach explains that Ronald takes a poetic approach to his farming and orchard. They discuss organic farming;
14:21 - Zach, Ronald, and Solange talk about improving the soil;
15:52 - Ronald talks about going to college and returning to farming;
17:19 - Zach talks about his history with Ronald, about how his photography is good but suffers because of his passion for farming;
18:05 - Ronald shows Zach some of his artworks and discusses his methods;
21:20 - Footage from a backyard party - Zach and Ronald talk about the difference between a gumbo and a fricot

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Cocagne, New Brunswick
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:44
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Clara Baudoin

Accession No.: 
AC3-021

Episode 21: Clara Baudoin - Lache Pas la Patate

00:48 - Zach explains the Cajun culture is one thought to be of ignorance and poverty, people like Clara Baudoin are battling that image in the political arena
02:19 - Zachary discusses Baton Rouge, LA. Talks about Louisiana politics
03:21 - Clara talks about her beginnings in politics - She felt that the government wasn't doing enough to solve environmental issues;
04:48 - Clara speaks with group of men about environmental issues in the area, she talks about having to rent a helicopter and video wrongdoings by oil companies in order to get them to stop;
07:15 - Shutting down worksites that had been causing issue;
08:50 - Clara speaks with Mavis Frugé and her grandson, Sam, about learning French and growing up not being able to speak it at school;
09:58 - Mavis gives examples of words that are different in Louisiana French to Standard French;
10:31 - Clara explains that not one language is better than another, she talks about campaigning and meeting more French speakers than she thought she would;
11:34 - Crawfish boil footage - for Chris John, Congressman in Southwest Louisiana
12:04 - Lynn Breaux and John Broussard talk about Chris John helping out farmers who only speak French. Being bilingual helps conduct business in the area;
13:14 - Clara and her husband, Joe, discuss and harvest from their fruit trees;
14:02 - Clara doesn't think that she could be in politics without her husband helping out at home;
15:13 - She talks about what her parents would think about her being in politics;
15:37 - Joe talks about helping Clara in her campaign and being happy that she had won;
16:54 - Zach asks if Clara thinks that the Cajun culture will be lost if the French language is lost;
18:10 - Cajun "Joie de vivre;"
19:18 - Dinner group talks about the success of the French immersion students;
21:04 - Clara speaks in French in front of the state House of Representatives, thanking them for making the third week of September "Acadian Heritage Week;"
22:15 - Zach and Clara discuss how good the week is for the culture but that they cannot stop there;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
=
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Baton Rouge, LA
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:49
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Eileen Chiasson-Pendergast

Accession No.: 
AC3-022

Episode 22: Eileen Chiasson-Pendergast - My Name is Acadie

00:50 - Zach talks about Acadian assimilation and how there are people that fight it;
02:14 - Many Acadians in P.E.I. escaped the deportation by hiding out in the woods;
03:01 - Eileen discusses putting on different community events so that the Acadian community can love who they are and where they came from;
04:12 - Eileen and other members of the French Choir talk about how much they enjoy keeping the Acadian culture and community alive;
05:29 - Eileen talks about pushing the members hard but that it benefits the community;
06:38 - She talks about what bothers her with the Acadian culture and how they are portrayed;
08:11 - Eileen in her classroom speaking to the students in French;
08:28 - Zach talks about the three legs of Acadian culture: Church, School, Family;
09:08 - Eileen talks about opening a French school;
11:13 - Directing community actors for a performance in the church
11:57 - She talks about her life and growing up Acadian
12:45 - Community actors perform in church;
13:14 - Eileen describes herself and her determination in speaking French;
14:50 - She talks about throwing herself into so many different opportunities;
15:21 - Group singing and playing music;
15:38 - Zach talks about the importance of having love, food, and music in a home;
16:11 - Zach and Eileen talk about different Acadian names in her family tree;
16:44 - She talks about how she is Acadian and what she does to add to the Acadian culture;
18:08 - Discussion about the decline of French in Louisiana and if it is different from Prince Edward Island;
19:25 - Eileen talks about her childhood and how it led her to helping the Acadian Cause;
22:19 - Eileen and others singing and playing music;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Tignish, Prince Edward Island
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:42
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
CD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Cecile Maillet

Accession No.: 
AC3-023

Episode 23: The Citadel of Cecile Maillet - Narrated by Zachary Richard;

02:29 - Zachary talks about how the Acadians in Quebec seemed to have blended in very well and how that now makes it hard to see the differences between people with and without Acadian culture, there are 1 million Québecois with Acadian heritage;
03:35 - Cecile explains that she takes her Acadian heritage with her wherever she goes because it is inside of her;
04:34 - Cecile has been in Quebec since 1965, she says she's completely integrated;
05:23 - Zach talks about what it means to be Acadian in a place that does not often show Acadian culture within its day to day life;
06:07 - Laval Doucet talks about Acadie being in ones soul not in the place that they live;
07:00 - Laval and Zachary discuss what being an Acadian means;
08:05 - Cecile talks about meeting Laval for the first time;
09:00 - She talks about having the taste for life and taking in all it has to offer; Footage of Old Quebec City;
10:21 - Cecile and Zach stand on the fort by the river where the English attacked Quebec and talk about history;
11:10 - Zach and Cecile talk about Longfellow and how his story helped keep the Acadian traditions alive;
11:24 - "Evangeline" interpreted by Marie-Jo Therio;
12:12 - Cecile and Zach talk about suffering and changing as time goes on;
13:13 - Zach tries to define what Acadians are if they are outside of Acadie;
14:10 - Discussion about the Battle of the Plains of Abraham;
16:26 - Cecile and Edith Butler talk about Acadian music;
19:17 - Zach and Monique Gagnon-Tremblay talk about Quebec's role in spreading French throughout North America;
20:26 - Zach and Jacques Saada talk about bringing Canadians together through language;
21:53 - Zach brings together a mixture of Acadians and Quebecois to enjoy music and food;

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Quebec City, Quebec
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:50
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Carolyne Jomphe

Accession No.: 
AC3-024

Episode 24: Simply - Carolyne Jomphe - Narrated by Zachary Richard;

00:47 - Zachary talks about how the deportation of Acadians was meant to get rid of this group of people but instead it made the culture spread;
02:10 - Carolyne onstage getting an award, then starts singing
04:14 - Carolyne talks about the origins of her last name - Three German orphans were adopted by Acadian families in the Magdalen Islands;
06:49 - She talks about her history with music and her memories of her mother singing to her when she was younger;
08:05 - Preparing for a music video shoot;
09:17 - Carolyne talks about her career and how it took some time for her to find success in Quebec;
10:20 - Music video shoot footage;
11:14 - Branding an Acadian musician can be difficult;
12:28 - Zach and Carolyne talk about why she identifies as Acadian;
15:30 - Footage from recording studio;
16:29 - She describes what being Acadian means to her;
17:30 - Footage from a Tintamarre parade;
18:30 - Carolyn talks about how being from Havre St. Pierre affects her life;
20:00 - Zachary, Carolyne and group singing "L'arbre est dans ces feuilles;"

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
Acadians, Quebec, French Language; Folk Music, Cayans
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Quebec City, Quebec
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:44
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Rosemonde Cormier

Accession No.: 
AC3-025

Episode 25: Rosemonde Cormier's Other Acadian Odyssey - Narrated by Zachary Richard

00:53 - Zach talks about Acadians that were forced out. They always wanted to return and reunite with their families;
03:23 - Rosemonde talks about leaving Acadia to live in France;
05:32 - She talks about keeping the memories of childhood alive within oneself and how those can never be taken away;
06:33 - Rosemonde and friends talk about where they want to die, get married, and other life events;
08:50 - Rosemonde discusses the hard parts of being away from Canada and her family there;
09:23 - Zachary asks if her connection with Acadie is nostalgic or not?;
10:27 - Discussing Acadian history;
11:00 - They go to the archives where Rosemonde spends her days learning about the history of Nantes, France, here they discuss the history of people who traveled from France to Acadie;
12:18 - Zach discusses people traveling from France to Louisiana in the 1780s;
15:32 - Rosemonde discusses having a happy life;
16:35 - Rosemonde and friends discuss the differences in words and cultures between France and Acadie;
18:21 - Jeu-Dit Theater Company rehearsal of "The Sister-in-Law" by Michel Tremblay;
21:53 - Rosemonde's friends play "Happy Birthday" for her on instruments;
22:09 - Aurele Salmon sings to Rosemonde;

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Subject: 
French, Acadians, France
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Nantes, France
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:44
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Acadia North and South - Zachary Richard interviewing Maryvonne LeGac

Accession No.: 
AC3-026

Episode 26: Maryvonne Legac's - Beautiful Rock of Refuge - Narrated by Zachary Richard

00:56 - Zachary describes the movement of groups of Acadian families after the deportation;
05:22 - She talks about her mother, her education, and her love for Acadie;
05:53 - Zach and Maryvonne discuss how being educated helped keep the Acadian memories alive;
06:22 - Maryvonne talks about being a member of the community on Belle-Ile and how they welcome Acadians from all over who are trying to find their roots;
07:45 - Maryvonne shares some local folklore with Zachary
08:26 - Zach and Maryvonne talk about the connection between Louisiana and Belle-Île and between the Acadians everywhere;
09:55 - Zach talks about making a pilgrimage to Belle-Île to learn about and feel the spirit of his ancestors;
10:31 - Zach and Maryvonne talk about Pierre Richard and how Acadians survived on the island during the 1700s;
13:38 - At the village of Kervarigeon, they discuss the history of the Acadians and meet with the descendants of one of the Acadian families from the area;
14:59 - Zach talks about genealogy, how it's not just for one certain type of person, and how it brings people together;
15:43 - Marie-Claire Granger teaches Zach the "Tra-la-la de l'ile;"
17:38 - Band playing for a group of dancers; Zach talks about Acadians and their love of dancing;
18:48 - Zach explains his connection with Belle-Ile to the crowd, then he sings for them;
19:58 - Zach and Maryvonne talk about a sense of belonging that belongs to the Acadians even though Acadie is more of a fictional place now;
21:21 - Zach Richard singing;

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Acadia North and South Collection
Creator: 
Charles Laroque
Recording date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Coverage Spatial: 
Belle-Île-en Mer, France
Publisher: 
Charles Larroque / Louisiane à la carte
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:49
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Original Format: 
DVD
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 3

Musical Performance by Lionel Leleux, Varise Connor, and Eric and Edgar Benoit

Accession No.: 
AN1-001

***Copy of AN1-086 and AN1-240?***

Lionel Leleux (Violin), Varise Connor (Violin), Eric & Edgar Benoit (Guitar)

Lionel Leleux:
0:00 - La Valse de Holly Beach
Waltz de Bascom Mouton (La malheureuse)

5:00 - Honey in the Rock
Grand Night Special

Varise Connor:
11:10 - Untitled Waltz in G
If You Don't See Your Mama Every Night;

17:20 - Grand Mamou in D
19:50 - Grand Basile
Down South;

24:29 - Air (St. Louis Blues?)

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk Music; Violins; Fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Lionel Leleux, Varise Connor, and Eric and Edgar Benoit
Recording date: 
Thursday, April 7, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
25:54
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Interview with and musical performance by Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux and Michael Doucet

Accession No.: 
AN1-002

Varise Connor (Violin), Lionel Leleux (Violin), Michael Doucet (Violin), Eric & Edgar Benoit (Guitar)

0:00 - J'ai été au bal in D;
1:47 - Reno Waltz
-J'ai passé devant ta porte;

7:42 - Grand Mamou
-Grand Basile;

11:34 - J.B. Fuselier played accordion and fiddle. Moved to Lake Arthur to play with Varise and Murphy (Varise's youngest brother) for about 3 years.
-Death of Iry LeJeune. Varise never played with Iry. He played with J.B. on accordion and brother Murphy on guitar;
-Weren't guaranteed pay, maybe would get 50% of door during the Depression. Varise got tired of it and quit playing around 1930s. Crowd would come, but they didn't have the money to get in. Then J.B. left to play with Iry after that;
-J.B. Fuselier reunion after 40 years. Andy was in the hospital and Varise decide to look him up in the phone book, call him and go visit him. He was standing outside at the road waiting for Varise and they hugged. He didn't play anymore and showed Varise his garden. He then told Varise he had an accordion and a fiddle inside. J.B. was never ashamed to be on the bandstand with Varise;

14:48 - String Band music. Oldest brother played bass("bull fiddle"), youngest brother played guitar, Varise played fiddle, first cousin played second fiddle(no harmonies, just behind)
-Joe Falcon's first record. Everybody wanted to play accordion after that. Changed some of the music, wasn't the old fiddle music like before;
-Limitations of the accordion. 10 keys/actually 20 notes.Everything sounds almost alike after 2 or 3 tunes. Like a banjo. So many more chords on violin, C, D, G, A chords makes all the difference;
-Varise does like a good accordion player like Nathan Abshire. Nathan was raised in Riceville, Varise doesn't recall playing with him;
Amédé Breaux's brother and sister. Ophé and Cleoma Breaux. He wanted Varise to come take his place so he could go dance with a pretty woman;

18:40 - Varise Connor's aunt changed religion and didn't believe in music. They hadn't seen her in years, and one day she came home and said that it was a shame that Varise, his brother, and his father didn't play church hymns. What they played was a sin because it's a dance music. What goes on in a man's mind when he's holding a pretty girl in his arms. Made his father laugh
-Might be a sin, but Varise won't ever change his style of playing;
-Difference between string band and accordion music. Grand Mamou and Grand Basile for the accordion. Diesel?;

Fiddle tunes:
"Chère joues roses"
"Chère bassette" (starts on turn);
J.B. had 2 wives and named a song after each one, "Chère bassette" and "Chère bouclette"

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajun, Folk music; Violin; Fiddle; French
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux and Michael Doucet
Recording date: 
Thursday, May 26, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights reseved
Meta Information
Duration: 
23:55
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Interview with and musical performance by Lionel Leleux, Varise Connor, Michael Doucet and Eric and Edgar Benoit

Accession No.: 
AN1-003

Lionel Leleux (Violin), Varise Connor (Violin), Michael Doucet (Violin), Edgar Benoit (Guitar)

0:00 - Lake Arthur Stomp;
1:58 - Petite flamme bleue (frag.)
-Petite flamme bleue;

4:22 - Over the Seas
8:48 - Recording stories. Violin he(Barry?) bought with John Henry and wanted him to teach him. The guy had dark hair and glasses, the guy was Lionel. Taking pictures;
-Flammes d'enfer (frag.). Lionel will sing Hathway Two Step (joking)
-Flammes d'enfer;

13:03 - La dernière valse with vocals
-Hathaway Two-Step;

21:08 - Varise tells Lionel to get closer to him. Untitled Bascom Mouton Waltz

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns, Folk music; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Lionel Leleux, Varise Connor, Michael Doucet and Eric and Edgar Benoit
Recording date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
23:36
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical Performance by Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux, Eric Benoit and Edgar Benoit

Accession No.: 
AN1-004

Varise Connor (Violin), Lionel Leleux (Violin), Eric & Edgar Benoit (Guitar)

0:00 - Carroll County Blues (St. Louis Blues?);
3:38 - Lionel knows enough to where he knows he doesn't know everything. Some people know just enough to think they know everything;
Honey in the Rock?

5:57 - La valse de Grand Bois
"If you can dance a pretty waltz with a woman, she will never refuse to marry you"- Varise Connor's father;
Story about Bascom Mouton preparing for a dance/rosining his bow. "People, I didn't come here to cause y'all pain." - Bascom Mouton;

10:16 - The Rabbit Stole the Pumpkin
Bascom Mouton tuned his fiddle so high, Varise thought it would explode. His voice was high enough to sing with it;

Songs:
J'ai été au bal;
La vieille malheureuse in D;
It Ain't Gonna Rain No More;
Sabine Blues;
Dis bye-bye à ta mame (Mon cher bébé créole);
Perrodin Two Step;
Untitled Two Step;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajun; Folk music; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux, Eric Benoit and Edgar Benoit
Recording date: 
Thursday, April 7, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:33
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Interview with and musical performance by Varise Connor, Eric Benoit, and Michael Doucet

Accession No.: 
AN1-005

Varise Connor (Violin), Eric Benoit (Guitar), Michael Doucet (Violin)

0:00 - Story of visit with Bascom Mouton and tuning high. Ulysse Fontenot was the best rhythm man Varise ever had. Creole Waltz. 7th fret in B. Lionel wrote to his son in the army and said there's something he's never heard before. Just figured out lately how it was tuned. Easier to tune guitar up (2nd fret);
-American Two-Step;
-Sawmill Two-Step. Varise never names tunes, just makes up tunes;

5:30 - Lionel's visit with Varise and drinking whiskey out of tea cups so ladies wouldn't know. Lionel left with Barry, but left his keys and everything at Varise's. By the time he got back to Lake Arthur, it was almost daylight. Lionel wouldn't find his way back until he had another drink
-Old Cajun Waltz;

9:20 - Old guitar Eric played when he was younger. Back of guitar had different colors of wood. hummingbirds, butterflies, flowers. From Mrs. Henry Rupert. Andy learned on that guitar. Schexnyder from Crowley makes arch top guitars/fiddles. He makes everything except the strings and pegs. Like LeLeux making fiddles

11:48 - Kentucky in G
-La valse du soûlard;

16:43 - Westphalia Waltz
-Last dance was just as energetic/lively as the first one. Didn't have to drink to be like that. Very likable fellow. He might not have won contests, but Varise liked his style. Cajun and Spanish music in more lively than any other music. But Cajuns break rules by playing one tune, then taking parts of other tunes to make a new one;
-Bascom's wife backed him up on guitar, "but she only knew one note" according to Varise. He would dance in his chair and would break factory chairs. Only homemade chairs could handle him;

22:26 - Bascom told Lionel about the first time he saw Varise. There's a Connor in Lake Arthur who plays real well, but not very loud. Big fingers on guitar look like hammer-head. Ulysse Fontenot as rhythm man

23:17 - Bascom Mouton tune - The Rabbit Stole the Pumpkin
25:25 - Bascom Mouton would sing. Use of kazoo in his songs. Tuning fiddle so high and singing so high. Excited.
You'd Better See Your Mama Every Night (like Bascom in D/Varise plays it in G);

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajun; Folk music; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Varise Connor, Eric Benoit, and Michael Doucet
Recording date: 
Thursday, May 26, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
28:59
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical performance by Michael Doucet, Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux and Edgar Benoit

Accession No.: 
AN1-006

Michael Doucet (Violin), Varise Connor (Violin), Lionel Leleux (Violin), Edgar Benoit (Guitar)

0:00 - Michael Doucet: La valse des Cherokees;
-Lionel Leleux: Lacassine Special (fragment);
-Lacassine Special (reprise);

5:58 - Michael Doucet: Dans la misère
-Chère bouclette;
-Chère bassette;

8:29 - Chère bassette in D (fragment)
-La valse de Grand Bois (Doc Guidry's version) (fragment with Varise Connor). the same as "Jolie blonde," "Jolie brune," and "La fille de la veuve" according to Lionel;

12:36 - La vielle valse à Bascom Mouton (La malchanseuse)
-La valse de Grand Bois (with Lionel Leleux);
-Valse sans titre in D;

17:37 - Westphalia Waltz in G
20:37 - La valse des rangers in F, Varise prefers it in C
-Beautiful Bunch of Daisies;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Michael Doucet, Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux and Edgar Benoit
Recording date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24.49
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical performance by Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux, Edgar Benoit and Eric Benoit

Accession No.: 
AN1-007

Varise Connor (Violin), Lionel Leleux (Violin), Edgar or Eric Benoit (Guitar)

0:00 - Lake Arthur Stomp (4 parts); Lake Arthur Stomp (Variation);
3:21 - change of tuning; Lake Arthur Stomp (variation); Swing/Blues;
6:34 - La valse à deux temps (Untitled); La valse à défunt Andy;
10:13 - Untitled Two-Step (M & S Special?); Le rêve du diable;
12:27 - Fi Fi Poncho; Jolie blonde;
15:04 - Chère toute toute; Valse à Bascom;
19:10 - Lake Arthur Stomp (Variation with two violins) (19:10); La dernière valse (two violins);
23:17 - Valse à Bascom (two violins)

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux, Edgar Benoit and Eric Benoit
Recording date: 
Thursday, April 7, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:37
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical performance by Michael Doucet, Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux and Edgar Benoit

Accession No.: 
AN1-008

Michael Doucet (Violin), Varise Connor (Violin), Lionel Leleux (Violin), Edgar Benoit (Guitar)

0:00 - Lionel's son was at a camp in Columbia, South Carolina. Violin wood cut Oct. 1957; 1923/24/25, Lionel listening to Bascom from outside the dancehall;
-Bascom Mouton dances at Red Hall in 1924/25. Had to invite girl to dance and if you danced too close, her mother would come and separate you;
-Bascom was preparing to play dance/rosining up his bow and the people were watching him, so he told them, "people, I didn't come to cause you pain/misery"; violin without varnish;

3:59 - making violins; one-piece back. 70 piece in a violin including pegs, strings, lining & purfling; 20 pieces in each two-piece back/top,18 without block, 6 blocks, head, 4 pegs, 4 strings, fingerboard, nut, tailpiece, end pin, tail gut, etc.; Perrodin Two-Step (frag.)

6:59 - La valse de Reno ; La valse de Reno (variation with vocals);
11:56 - Down South; If You Don't See Your Mama Every Night in G;
17:22 - Bascom Mouton's style; Sabine Blues in D;
20:33 - Chère toute toute

***Only month and year were included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajun; Folk music; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Michael Doucet, Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux and Edgar Benoit
Recording date: 
Saturday, October 1, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
23.27
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical performance by Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux and Don Montoucet

Accession No.: 
AN1-009

Varise Connor (Violin), Lionel Leleux (Violin), Don Montoucet (Accordion), Barry Ancelet (Guitar)?

0:00 - Hathaway Two-Step; talking, offering beer and coffee; Lionel telling Barry when to come in on Chère Alice. Lionel and Don choreographing/discussing the order of the song(turning it vs. playing it like Lawrence Walker).

6:27 - Chère Alice; Practicing Chère Alice;
11:24 - Jeunes filles de la campagne. Singing first (in wrong "gear"/key)
12:28 - Accordion starts; Jolie catin/Eunice Two-Step;
19:57 - La dernière valse (frag.); Eunice Two Step (reprise)
23:36 - Love Bridge Waltz (Eunice Two Step as a waltz)
27:51 - Dans les misères (Lacassine Special as a waltz)
30:28 - Lacassine Special

***Only month and year were included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; violin; fiddle; accordion
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux and Don Montoucet
Recording date: 
Saturday, October 1, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
32:16
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2015
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical performance by Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux, Don Montoucet, and Eric Benoit

Accession No.: 
AN1-010

Varise Connor (Violin), Lionel Leleux (Violin), Don Montoucet (Accordion), Eric Benoit (Guitar)

Varise Connor:
0:00 - Chère bouclette (J.B. Fuselier's version, almost like Chère bassette);
3:18 - Mazurka des Aguillards; tuning fiddle
7:22 - Varise can play Sugar Foot Rag/Black Mountain Rag/Devil's Dream (Contredanse/Square Dance); Varise is having trouble playing how he wants; Lake Arthur Stomp;

10:29 - Maiden's Prayer/La prière de la vieille fille; Kentucky;
14:56 - Hobson; St. Louis Blues?

Lionel Leleux and Don Montoucet:
17:49 - Jolie blonde. Barry jokes she'll be a "Jolie grise" when she gets old/gray hair
22:22 - J'ai été au bal; Guests from Washington D.C. speak a little French; J'ai été au bal - reprise with voice (Barry Ancelet;
28:34 - Varise compliments everyone (Barry sang well, Leleux can't help but be good, and Don made no mistakes)
29:40 - Je peux pas t'oublier

***Only month and year were included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana;Cajun; Folk music; violin; fiddle; accordion
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet and Frank Proschan
Informants: 
Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux, Don Montoucet, and Eric Benoit
Recording date: 
Saturday, October 1, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
32:36
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2015
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Interview with and musical performance by Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux, and Don Montoucet

Accession No.: 
AN1-011

Varise Connor (Violin), Lionel Leleux (Violin), Don Montoucet (Accordion)

0:00 - La valse du soûlard; getting Varise a couple of drinks; Westphalia Waltz; talking/taking photos;
6:29 - Down South. Learned it from Hubert Fontenot on fiddle about 4 years ago. Heard others play it. Not old, not new either. Heard jazz bands play that same melody; tuning guitar

10:38 - Grand Basile in D; Perrodin Two-Step (learned it from one of his uncles who played accordion; Hayes);
16:53 - The Rabbit Stole the Pumpkin (Two-Step à Bascom Mouton). "It takes a lot of steam to fire up a rusty boiler." - Varise; Varise not content with the way he's playing; Varise knew Bascom Mouton in his prime, 1924/25;

19:48 - J'ai été au bal. "That's one Leleux can really play well" - Varise; Bascom played songs like "The Rabbit Stole the Pumpkin," "Sabine Blues," and "You'd Better See Your Mama Every Night." He had the highest voice of anyone Varise had ever heard; noodling around with "In The Mood";

23:08 - Sabine Blues; Bascom played that song, but so did Jazz bands. He didn't have much of a band, just one guitar and two fiddles. His guitar player was his brother-in-law for sure, maybe the other fiddler was his wife's cousin. Both were Thibodeauxs. Bascom also played the kazoo and make it sound like a trumpet;

26:53 - You'd Better See Your Mama Every Night in D
27:15 - in G; not supposed to be played very fast, like blues. Sung in English. "You don't see your mama every night, treat her right, you won't have no mama at all."; Varise played this song with his brothers, "they could rock and roll on that."

30:54 - St. Louis Blues

***Only month and year were included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folkmusic; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet and Frank Proschan
Informants: 
Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux, and Don Montoucet
Recording date: 
Saturday, October 1, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
32:04
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2015
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical performance by Varise Connor

Accession No.: 
AN1-012

Varise Connor:

0:00 - St. Louis Blues. Used to play with his brothers in 1930s; Carroll County Blues. Almost identical to St. Louis Blues; Blues has been a part of Cajun music for a while;

3:14 - Lake Arthur Stompl; Lake Arthur Stomp (reprise). He heard it before, but not like this. Varise worked on it until he got it to where it is now;
7:45 - Lake Arthur Two-Step; switching fiddles. rocking the bow; Varise asks if they'd want the "Sugar Foot Rag"
10:48 - Chère toute toute; Jolie blonde in A (Don wanted to hear that);
14:54 - La valse à Moreau; Fi Fi Poncho;
18:31 - Mon cher bébé créole/La valse de samedi soir. At first, Varise thought it was called "Madame Young." Reprise sung by Barry Ancelet. Varise offers to play it in G instead of in D so it'll be easier for Barry to sing; Barry asks Varise if he knows "Jurez my Lord/Demain c'est pas dimanche (Adieu Rosa)" or "La valse des piniers"

26:21 - Creole Waltz; T'es petite et t'es mignonne

***Only month and year were included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajun; Folk music; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Ancelet and Frank Proschan
Informants: 
Varise Connor
Recording date: 
Saturday, October 1, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:39
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical Performance by Les Frères Balfa/Lionel Leleux, Don Montoucet and the Wandering Aces

Accession No.: 
AN1-013

Les Frères Balfa (Dewey and Rodney Balfa, Dick Richard, Nonc Allie Young, & Ray Abshire), Lionel Leleux, and Don Montoucet and the Wandering Aces (Sammy Boudreaux; Virgil Montoucet; Terry Montoucet; Hubert Maitre)

0:00 - Cypress Inn Two-Step;
4:17 - J'ai un cœur cassé (La Valse de Chagrin); J'ai été au bal;
11:33 - J'ai été au bal reprise; Ttalking on the bandstand; Dewey's happy to be here, tells the crowd they're from Acadia and Evangeline parishes. Lawrence Walker from Rayne? left good memories and beautiful songs.

15:05 - Petits yeux noirs
19:09 - J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette. Learned while they were in France; Barry asking for lights and introduction to last song. You had some, you ain't gonna get no more of this group (talking to crowd). Dewey and Rodney Balfa, Dick Richard, Nonc Allie Young, & Ray Abshire. The Wandering Aces are coming up next and will probaly go past midnight. Bois Sec (Ardoin) is on his way, he's wet so he has to dry off first (joke). Groups from Québec, Belgium, France, and New Orleans want to film dancers;

24:55 - T'en as eu, t'en auras plus
29:12 - T'en as eu, t'en auras plus (reprise)

Wandering Aces: Lionel Leleux (violin) and Don Montoucet (accordion), with Sammy Boudreaux (drums), Virgil & Terry Montoucet (accordion & rhythm guitar respectively), & Hubert Maitre (rhythm guitar):

31:50 - Chère toute-toute
36:55 - Hathaway Two-Step. Hubert sends it out to Tony who works fro the highway and his good buddy whose name he doesn't remember, Horace Guidry?, and for everyone there tonight

42:12 - Midnight Waltz for all the French people here tonight
46:55 - Les flammes d'enfer with Sammy on vocals

***Only year was included in original notes, no specific month or day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; accordion; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Les Frères Balfas/Lionel Leleux, Don Montoucet and the Wandering Aces
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 1, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA (Thomas Park)
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:50
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical Performance by the Balfa Brothers with Allie Young and Dick Richard

Accession No.: 
AN1-014

Les Frères Balfa, Allie Young, Dick Richard

0:00 - Barry welcomes crowd to festival; Hicks Wagon Wheel Special;
2:24 - Waltz of No Return
6:15 - Pleure pas mes chers petits yeux bleus
8:34 - Hack à Moreau?
11:39 - Intro to "Jolie blonde" by A.J.? LeBlanc. Camera crew from New Orleans Channel 6 wants to film the "Cajun National Anthem" and dancing. Dewey introduces the band: Ervine "Dick" Richard (fiddle (also plays steel guitar)), Nonc Allie Young from Basile (accordion and store owner), Rodney Balfa (guitar and vocals; brick layer)

14:02 - Jolie blonde
18:27 - Les flammes d'enfer
22:36 - La valse criminelle
28:34 - Diggy Diggy Lo in G
32:20 - Intro to "Tous les soirs." Traveling to university in the north and finding out it's not originally a Cajun song, but an English tune called "My Conscience is Clear"; Tous les soirs

39:20 - Parlez-nous à boire
43:34 - Colinda. Many people believe Colinda is a name of a girl, but it's actually a type of dance that the old women didn't want their daughters to dance to
46:58 - Les barres de la prison. (Barry Ancelet on vocals?)

***Only year was included in original notes, no specific month or day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajun; Folk music; accordion; violin; fiddle; Festivals
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Balfa Brothers with Allie Young and Ervin "Dick" Richard
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA (Thomas Park)
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:47
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, June 5, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

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