Geno Delafose (2004)
Gumb-Oh! La! La!
Place Covered: Basile, Louisiana, Southwest Region, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Tele-Vision 84, Inc.
Date Issued: 2004-02-08
Subjects: French language | Cajun French dialect | Council for the Development of French in Louisiana | Zydeco music | Cajun culture | Cajun music
- Therio, Marie-Jo Host
- Valcour, Dominique M. Producer
- Delafose, Geno Interviewee
- Riley, Steve Speaker
- Trahan, Horace Speaker
- Delafose, Joann Speaker
- Johnwell, Claude Speaker
- Ardoin, Amede Speaker
This episode of “Gumbo! La! La!” from February 8, 2004, explores Cajun French music in South Louisiana. Host Marie-Jo Therio discovers Cajun French heritage through the eyes and life experience of local South Louisiana residents. Marie-Jo speaks with Geno Delafose, local Zydeco musician and farmer. He talks about his experience as an African American musician in South Louisiana, his familial heritage as a Zydeco musician, the Cajun and Creole music community, and his experience as a farmer. This program was preserved through a 2022-2023 Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship.