Film, Video BeauSoleil Quartet Oral History

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  • BeauSoleil Quartet Oral History


  • Members of the BeauSoleil Quartet discussed their lives and musical careers.

Event Date

  • June 28, 2017


  • -  For four decades the BeauSoleil Quartet has taken traditional ingredients -- waltzes, two-steps, soulful Cajun French lyrics, hot fiddle licks and irresistible accordion -- and spiced them up with eclectic percussion, acoustic guitar in both finger-picked and flat-picked styles and an open and creative attitude toward the music. BeauSoleil was the first Cajun band to win a Grammy Award (1998) and added a second in 2008. In 2011 the quartet was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Running Time

  • 55 minutes 50 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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