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Geno Delafose (2004)

Gumb-Oh! La! La!



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Basile, Louisiana, Southwest Region, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Tele-Vision 84, Inc.

Date Issued: 2004-02-08

Duration: 00:27:00

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.