Title: Acadian Driftwood : The Roots of Acadian and Cajun Music. First Edition Paperback, signed.
Publisher:  Fox Music Books, 2014, ISBN:9781894997409 2014
Seller ID: 112685
COMEAU, Paul-Emile. Acadian Driftwood : The Roots of Acadian and Cajun Music. [N.pl.] : Fox Music Books, (an imprint of Quarry Press), (2014). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-347,(5), + 24 p. of colour illustrations. 8vo, illustrated black card covers, white lettering to front, white and tan lettering to spine. The author is from Comeauville, Nova Scotia. "'Acadian Driftwood' isa guide to two related music genres -- Acadien from Acadie in the Canadian Maritime Provinces and Cajun from Acadiana in the bayou parishes of Louisi ana. The Acadiens and Cajuns share much in common. They were driven adrift from their ancestral homes in Acadie in 1755 by British soldiers during theGrand Derangement and wandered homeless for a decade. Some returned to Aca die, while others settled abroad, notabily in the Spanish Creole colony of Louisiana. Despite their shared history, these cultural cousins developed different musical traditions, with Cajun and Creole also spawning Zydeco andSwamp Pop music. This book chronicles the evolution of both music traditio ns in a set of nearly 200 biographical profiles of musicians and more than 500 critical discographies. Of special interest are the stories behind the songs of such classic Acadien and Cajun compositions as Evangeline, Jolie Blonde, Jambalaya, Acadian Driftwood, and Acadie a la Louisiane." - from therear cover. Very good. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-titl e leaf. 18.00