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Inez Catalon & Friends (1984)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Kaplan, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-12-16

Duration: 00:26:39

Subjects: French language | Catalon, Inez | CREOLES | Folk Music


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Catalon, Inez Interviewee
  • Catalon, Lionel Interviewee
  • Matthews, Elba Interviewee
  • Hebert, Elma Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from December 16, 1984, features James Fontenot’s interview with Inez Catalon, a Creole folk singer, at her home in Kaplan, Louisiana. Fontenot also interviews her brother, Lionel Catalon, and her friends, Elba Matthews and Elma Hebert. Catalon also sings a few songs. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.