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Evangeline Parish, Part 2 (1984)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-05-06

Duration: 00:27:24

Subjects: French language | Evangeline Parish (La.) | Radio stations | Cajun music


  • LaFleur, Amanda Host
  • Soileau, Jim Interviewee
  • Soileau, Floyd Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from May 6, 1984, features the second part of Amanda LaFleur’s profile of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. She first interviews Jim Soileau, the general manager of KVPI, a radio station in Ville Platte. LaFleur then interviews Floyd Soileau, the owner of Swallow Records. He discusses the origins of Swallow Records, their focus on Cajun music, and the record-making process. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.