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The Cajun Influence

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cajun music from Beausoleil, Last Forever, Darol Anger, Michael Doucet, Philip Aaberg, Penguin Café Orchestra, and the "Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack."

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New Sounds

The Cajun Influence

Friday, March 14, 2014

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample music that shows the influence of traditional Cajun music from the fiddling, the accordion, the triangle and other instruments, in somewhat unusual contexts.  Listen to several excerpts from Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin's score for the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” set in Louisiana, along with music by the late Michael Galasso. Then there’s music by the Penguin Café Orchestra who drew from Cajun fiddling, and the influence comes out on pieces like “Swing the Cat” and “Bean Fields.”

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New Sounds

Love Songs from Around the World

Friday, February 14, 2014

Want a playlist for romance, curated by the whole globe? Here's an hour of lovely songs in Spanish, Portuguese, Cajun-French, Hebrew, Bengali, and multi-level Iranian love/devotional poetry. You're welcome.

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Soundcheck

BeauSoleil, In the Studio

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hear the upbeat Cajun band perform in the studio at 2 p.m. ET.

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Soundcheck

'The History of Future Folk'; Linking Film Taste With Music Taste; BeauSoleil’s Cajun Journey

Thursday, June 20, 2013

In this episode: In the new film The History of Future Folk, space aliens on a mission to invade earth instead fall in love with human music. The film's co-director and writer explains the story, and its two stars perform in alien spacesuits. (Watch the video).

Plus: It might sound like sci-fi, but computers can now figure out your movie preferences based on your music tastes. We find out how.

And: The undisputed kings of Cajun music, BeauSoleil — led by fiddler Michael Doucet — are back with a record unlike any they've done before. It’s called From Bamako to Carencro, and they’ll play some of it live.  

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    New Sounds

    The Cajun Influence

    Friday, December 07, 2012

    For this New Sounds, we’ll sample music that shows the influence of traditional Cajun music from the fiddling, the accordion, the triangle and other instruments, in somewhat unusual contexts.  Listen to several excerpts from Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin's score for the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” set in Louisiana, along with music by the late Michael Galasso. Then there’s music by the Penguin Café Orchestra who drew from Cajun fiddling, and the influence comes out on pieces like “Swing the Cat” and “Bean Fields.” 

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