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Cajun BreakdownThe Emergence of an American Made Music$
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Ryan André Brasseaux

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195343069

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.001.0001

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Epilogue: Escaping Isolation

Epilogue: Escaping Isolation

(p.209) Epilogue: Escaping Isolation
Cajun Breakdown

Ryan André Brasseaux

Oxford University Press

Using the new “Best Zydeco and Cajun Music Album” Grammy Award category as an analytical lens, this conclusion denounces Cajun isolation by suggesting a revaluation of the cultural processes that have shaped the community’s cultural and musical orientation through time.

Keywords:   ethnicity, isolation, tradition, zydeco, Terrance Simien, Grammy Award, Best Zydeco and Cajun Award, Americanization, culture, identity politics, Michael Doucet, Beausoleil, Barry Ancelet

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