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Canray Fontenot Interview, Part 1 (1988)

En Français



Genre: French, Interview

Place Covered: Welsh, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-10-23

Duration: 00:19:33

Subjects: French language | Doucet, Michael | Fontenot, Canray | Fiddlers | Cajun music | Zydeco music | CREOLES


  • Doucet, Michael Interviewer
  • Fontenot, Canray Interviewee


This segment from the October 23, 1988, episode of the series “En Francais” features the first part of Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet’s interview with Creole fiddler Canray Fontenot from his home in Welsh, Louisiana. Fontenot discusses his life history, how he learned to play the fiddle, his accordion-playing parents, and the “Balls a Maisons.” He also performs “Bonsoir, Moreau” and another selection with accompaniment by Doucet on the guitar.