I think Americans would be quite surprised at
just how popular their roots music is over
here in Europe. And not just in the British
Isles where they speak roughly the same
language but on the continent, as well. And
Europeans are not just buying records by
American artists, there are plenty of musicians
in Europe playing their own home grown
version of American folk and stuff. And, to be
honest, some of them are doing it better than
most of the American Americana practitioners
can manage at this moment in time.

In the passed I have posted blues from France

and country music from Scandinavia. Today I
give you cajun from Switzerland. It is rather
good. They certainly get to the heart of the
music and perform it a more authentic style
than most Louisianans could outside of
Evangeline Parish.



THE DVANT DISCO — 6 Comments

  1. The singing ain’t bad, but the instrumentals on the first track are not more authentic Cajun music than outside of Evangeline Parish.

    On the second track the musicians get to groovin’ Cajun.

    The third track is a mish-mash of blues and Cajun the doesn’t quite work, in my humble opinion. Of course, I could be wrong. 🙂

    On number four, they’re groovin’ Cajun again, with a Zydeco flavor.

    However, the music is a nice homage by the Swiss musicians to Cajun musicians.

  2. I’m waiting to see what Mimi will say. . .

    Oh, she was her usual xenophobic self – but the French are always like that even, as in this case, towards other French people if they’re not from the right neck of the woods.