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L'Accordéon (1983)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-12-31

Duration: 00:28:25

Subjects: French language | Accordion | Cajun music | Savoy, Marc | Balfa, Dewey


  • Roach, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Thibodeaux, Carl Speaker
  • Thibodeaux, Larry Speaker
  • Savoy, Marc Speaker
  • Guidry, Richard Speaker
  • Balfa, Dewey Speaker


This episode of the series “En Francais” from December 31, 1983, features Louisiana’s contribution to the 1983 “Production Harmonisee” series. It follows one Cajun boy as he learns how to play the accordion and explores the importance of the accordion to Cajun music. It includes: fiddle player Dewey Balfa playing music with his friends at a backyard barbecue; accordion player and maker Marc Savoy discussing his playing style and demonstrating how to construct the instrument; and Dewey Balfa discussing the history of the accordion.