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Spotlight on Zydeco
Spotlight on Zydeco

Things From Our Past. Part I

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Friday night, Oct. 5, will be a special night of reflection on Acadiana.  All events start at 7pm, for one $10 ticket.  But, the evening unfolds as a series of events’s.  First with the half-hour special “Things From Our Past” we’ll explore life in rural Acadiana.  This piece was written, directed , produced & performed by Angela Richard Wubben and the Richard family.  This will be a good opener to “Cleoma” because “Things From Our Past” throws a strong light on how fast and profoundly life in Acadiana was changing when Cleoma, the Breaux Family Band and Joe Falcon, Papa Cairo, the young Hackberry Ramblers, were playing their music.  Crowley was located at a true crossroads.  Urban life was meeting up with rural tradition, and you could see it in the new ways of working (oil rigs for example), the pressure to speak only in English; the means of transportation; the music styles and the instruments played — all was changing!   In the middle of all of this The Great Depression hit!    Friday, October 5 you will meet some strong and proud people and their unique culture caught in currents of change!

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