Film, Video Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole: Upper Louisiana French Creole Music from Missouri
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- Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole: Upper Louisiana French Creole Music from Missouri
- By an amazing string of chance events, young Dennis Stroughmatt came upon the descendants of French Midwestern settlers, and he spent over three years in southeast Missouri learning to speak Illinois French Creole, play the fiddle, and sing many of the traditional songs that have thrived in the region for over three hundred years. He would also go on to live, work and play music in the "Cajun country" of Louisiana, and to study in Quebec, thus completing the circle of French culture in North America. With the blessing of the Creole people of the Midwest, Dennis Stroughmatt et l'Espirit Creole are its passionate ambassadors, expanding interest and excitement in a region that has been, in many ways, ignored by the history books. As a result, the French music, language, stories, and culture once hidden away in the Missouri Ozarks now has a voice in the wider world. As they say in the hills: "On est toujours icitte: We are still here!"
- Event Date
- June 21, 2012
- - Dennis Stroughmatt, born and raised in southeastern Illinois, is an authority on French Creole music and culture of "Upper Louisiana," aka Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana, which came to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
- Related Resources
- American Folklife Center: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/
- Running Time
- 1 hours, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
- Online Format
- online text
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