Cajun Dance and Music

Charles J. Stivale
Web Resources

 Cajun Links

Selected Band Links & Photos

Stivale Book & Articles

Stivale Paper/Activities

Updated: December 2, 2009

CAJUN LINKS:

*CAJUN & ZYDECO RADIO GUIDE : Superb set of links related to things Cajun and Zydeco from Clarence http://www.cajunradio.org/

*CAJUN & ZYDECO MUSIC RECOURCES: http://www.zzounds.com/edu--cajunandzydeco

* GARY HAYMAN'S ZYDE-MAGIC* Cajun/Zydeco Music & Dance Web Site
http://www.erols.com/ghayman

*JEREMY RICE'S CAJUN/ZYDECO PAGE*: One-stop linkage for the USA (and beyond) Cajun/Zydeco scene.
http://www.cajunzydeco.net/

*CAJUN & ZYDECO MUSIC RESOURCES*: http://www.zzounds.com/edu--cajunandzydeco

*ZYDE.COM - The Internet Magazine for Louisiana Music A not-for-profit project dedicated to preserving and promoting Cajun, Jazz,Blues, Zydeco, Rock and all Louisiana music...
http://members.aol.com/zydecom/page1.htm

*GARRY KALUZNY'S CAJUN/ZYDECO PAGE* (Ann Arbor, MI) http://acs.madonna.edu/~kaluzny/cajun/

*KRISTIN'S ZYDECO CALENDAR (in/around Detroit & Ann Arbor): http://www-personal.umich.edu/~kdziczek/zydeco.html

*THE PITTSFIELD RAMBLERS (Ann Arbor, MI): http://pittsfieldramblers.2ya.com

*CAJUN MARDI GRAS SITE (LSUE)*: http://www.lsue.edu/acadgate/mardmain.htm

*MAMOU CAJUN MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE (from Dave Fontenot)*: http://www.mamoucajunfestival.com/

*L'ESPACE CAJUN: http://globegate.utm.edu/french/globegate_mirror/cajun.html

*LAFAYETTE LINKS* (A Gumbo for Lafayette Activities)
http://www.lafayettetravel.com/

*FLOYD'S RECORDS (Ville Platte, LA) ONLINE : Floyd Soileau, whose labels include Swallow, Jin, and Maison de Soul, has made available more than 200 of the great records in his ample catalog of classic Louisiana Cajun, swamp pop, zydeco, country and south Louisiana rock and roll.
http://www.floydsrecords.com

*THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CAJUN CULTURE*
http://www.cajunculture.com/

*LA MUSICIANS: http://www.louisianaradio.com/lmo/musicians/t.html

LIBERTY THEATER: http://dodat.whodat.net/eunice/liberty/
LIBERTY THEATER REPLAY: http://www.whodat.net/eunice/liberty/replay.html

*COMPUTERIZED DISCOGRAPHY OF CAJUN AND ZYDECO MUSIC: http://www.loyno.edu/~hobbs/semla.html

*ACTION CADIENNE*: La Révolution cadienne continue!
http://www.actioncadienne.org

*OFFBEAT*: The New Orleans and Louisiana Music and Entertainment Magazine.
http://www.offbeat.com

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SELECTED BAND AND FESTIVAL LINKS

CONTEMPORARY LOUISIANA CAJUN, CREOLE, AND ZYDECO MUSICIANS -- LSUE site

LOUISIANA LIFE MAGAZINE on "Les Jeunes Musiciens de la Renaissance Acadienne": http://www.neworleans.com/lalife/17.1.30-MUSICLes.html

CAJUN MARDI GRAS -- MAMOU CAJUN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Click on links to phots)

BALFA TOUJOURS

 

BEAUSOLEIL

THE BRUCE DAIGREPONT CAJUN BAND -- Home page (links to photos)

FILÉ -- Home page, links to photos & to music clips

THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS-- Home page --

MARCE LACOUTURE-- Home page --

 

ZACHARY RICHARD -- Home page -- (links to photos)

STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS (Click on links to photos)

MARC AND ANN SAVOY (Click on links to photos) + Marc Savoy Accordions + Cajun Encyclopedia Entry

WAYNE TOUPS (Click on links to photos)

HORACE TRAHAN & "Get On Board" & Terri Fensel photo

Additional photos: LES FRÈRES MICHOT (Click links to photos)

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BOOK: Disenchanting Les Bons Temps: Identity and Authenticity in Cajun Music and Dance. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003. See Duke University Press, search under Stivale. See also order form.

See also Web site for Stivale Cajun photos: http://www.langlab.wayne.edu/CStivale/Cajun/DisenchantingLesBT.html

ARTICLES:

"Becoming Cajun." Cultural Studies, special issue on "Deleuze and Guattari in Cultural Studies," 14.2 (2000): 147-176.

"On heccéités and ritournelles: Movement and Affect in the Cajun Dance Arena." In Articulating the Global and the Local. Eds. Ann Cvetkovich and Douglas Kellner. Boulder, CO; Westview Press, 1997. 129-148.
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/~spoons/d-g_html/d-gpapers.html

"'Spaces of Affect': Versions and Visions of Cajun Cultural History." South Central Review 11.4 (1994): 15-25.

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PAPERS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

"Outside In, Inside Out: Louisiana Cajun Otherness With(in) North America." Australian Society of French Studies Conference, Perth, Australia, July 6-8, 2005.

"Zachary Richard, Between Retro and Innovation," Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement, University of California-Irvine, November 19-20, 2004.

"Paddling 'Against the Tide': Zachary Richard's Pain and Remembrance." Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Washington University, October 28-30, 2004.

"Hot Fusion in the Summer Time: 'Zydeco Will Never Die'." RMIT, Melbourne, August 13, 2004.

" 'Zydeco Will Never Die': Affirmation in Louisiana Nouveau Zydeco." 20th/21st Century Studies Colloquium, Florida State University, April 1-4, 2004.

" 'Zydeco Will Never Die': Affirmation in Louisiana Nouveau Zydeco." WSU Music Department Friday Lunch Series, November 21, 2003.

" 'Zydeco Will Never Die': Affirmation in Louisiana Nouveau Zydeco." Humanities Center Brown Bag Lunch Talk, September 23, 2003.

"Corps et langue en déplacement: De la jeunesse à la maturité chez Zachary Richard." CIEF Convention, New Orleans, LA, June 17-21, 2003.

" 'Capitaine, Voyage Ton Flag': La Musique et les Danses du Mardi Gras des Cajuns". University of Georgia, March 3, 2003.

"'Zydeco Will Never Die': Affirmation in Louisiana Creole Music and Dance." University of Georgia, March 3, 2003.

" 'Capitaine, Voyage Ton Flag': La Musique et les Danses du Mardi Gras des Cajuns". French Club lecture, WSU, February 20, 2003.

"A la recherche des 'bons temps': Teaching and Learning (in) French Cultural Studies." 20th/21st Century Studies Colloquium, Hartford, CT, April 4-7, 2002.

"The Cajun/Zydeco Music and Dance Arena Online: Diaspora in Cyberspace." Cultural Studies Symposium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7-10, 2002.

"A la recherche des 'bons temps': Teaching and Learning (in) French Cultural Studies." French Studies Conference on French Cultural Studies, Oct. 11-13, 2001.

"Laissez les bons temps rouler: Death and Life in the Cajun Dance Arena." WSU Academy of Scholars meeting, February 27, 2001.

"Feeling the Event: 'Spaces of Affect' and the Cajun Dance Arena"." University of South Alabama, February 22-23, 2001; & "Laissez les bons temps rouler: Death and Life in the Cajun Dance Arena." University of South Alabama, February 22-23, 2001.

"Affective (Geo)graphies: (Dé)paysement in the Poetics of Zachary Richard." Modern Language Association convention, Washington, DC, Dec. 27-30, 2000.

"Disenchanting Les Bons Temps: Disjunctions in Cajun and Creole Identities." International Francophone Studies section, Midwest MLA Convention, Kansas City, MO, November 2-4, 2000.

"Disenchanting Les Bons Temps in the Cajun Dance/Music Arena." Florida State University, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, March 28, 2000.

"Disenchanting Les Bons Temps: Cajun Dance and Music Arena." Conjunctures Working Group, Montréal, Que., October 8-11, 1999.

"Staging Authenticity: Globality and Locality in French Cajun Music." Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Studies Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 25-27, 1999.

"'J'ai été au bal': Representations of Cajun Dance Culture." Francophone section, Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, St. Louis, MO, November 6-8, 1998.

"Becoming-Cajun". Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, Nov. 6-8, 1997.

"Cajun Sound(s): Constructing Minor(ity) Identity." Third Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Languages, University of North Carolina, March 20-22, 1997.

"'(Geo)graphies' of (dé)placement in the Cajun Music Repertoire," Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, May 9-11, 1996.

"Dance Dialogues, or Comment Laisse-t-on Les Bons Temps Rouler?" Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, May 11-13, 1995.

"Dance Lessons: Representation and Culture in the Cajun Music/Dance Arena." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Convention, April 12-15, 1995.

"Comment Peut-On Être Cajun? Constructing Minor(ity) Identity." WSU Humanities Fellows Colloquium, January 28, 1995.

"Dislocation and Unsettling in the Cajun Music Repertoire." International Conference on Narrative Literature, Vancouver, BC, April 29, 1994.

"Feet, Don't Fail Me Now: Forms and Feeling in the Cajun Dance Arena." Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 24-26, 1994.

"'Laissez les bons temps rouler': Cajun Music and Mardi Gras." Alliance Française luncheon, Grosse Pointe, MI, February 19, 1994.

"Allons à Lafayette: Louisiana Cajun Music and Culture." Lecture-performance and workshop (with Lezlie Hart Stivale), Franklin & Marshall College, April 27, 1993.

"Allons à Lafayette: Louisiana Cajun Culture, A Visitor's Guide." Lecture-performance (with Lezlie Hart Stivale), Central States Conference, Des Moines, March 22-25, 1993.

"Spaces of Affect: Versions and Visions of Cajun Cultural History." University of Texas-Arlington, February 12, 1993.

"Cajun Music and Zydeco: An Introduction." WSU Weekend College Course GIS 323, "Music and American Culture," February 2, 1993.

"'Spaces of Affect': Form and Feelings in Louisiana Cajun Dance Culture." Lecture-peformance (with Lezlie Hart Stivale) University of Sydney, Australia, July 17, 1992.

"On heccéités and ritournelles: 'C'est ça la valse après jouer'" "Gilles Deleuze, Pluralism: Theory and Practice." Trent University, Peterborough, Ont., May 16, 1992.

"Spaces of Affect: Cultural History Made-for-TV." Twentieth-Century French Studies Conference, University of Pennsylvania, March 12-14, 1992.

"French Cajun Music: A Two-Step By and Beyond the Bayou." Midwest MLA Convention, Chicago, IL, November 14-16, 1991.

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