Did you enjoy last night’s convocation performers, Mojo & the Bayou Gypsies? If so, stop by our display near the cafe area and check out their cd Better Get Ready … Mojo‘s in Town, call # CD 781.6M715b 2005.
Want to learn more about the genre of music that inspires Mojo & the Bayou Gyspies? According to the Oxford Companion to Music, Zydeco is the traditional music of the Creole people, of mixed European and African descent, in the gulf region of the USA, particularly south-western Louisiana.
Check out these sources, also on display, for more information about this music genre, or to listen to another example of Zydeco at it’s finest:
- Ancelet, Barry J, and Elemore Morgan. The Makers of Cajun Music =: Musiciens Cadiens Et Créoles. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1984. Print. call # 781.6241 A538m 1984
- Brasseaux, Ryan A, and Kevin S. Fontenot. Accordions, Fiddles, Two Step & Swing: A Cajun Music Reader. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, 2006. Print. call # 781.6241 A172 2006
- Brasseaux, Ryan A. Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American-Made Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Print. call # 781.6241 B823c 2009
- Dural, Buckwheat. Menagerie: The Essential Zydeco Collection. N[ew] Y[ork], NY: Mango Records, 1993. Sound recording. call # CD 781.629 B926m 1993
- Wood, Charles R, and James Fraher. Texas Zydeco. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2006. Print. call # 781.6241 W874t 2006