Aldus Roger Interview

There can’t be enough said about the importance of Aldus Roger and the Lafayette Playboys. Their excellent band set the standard for Cajun dancehall bands. They actually were on TV on Saturday afternoons in Acadiana on channel 10 and both Cajuns and Black creoles would sit riveted to their TVs watching them, so proud for one of their own French speaking people to be on TV! I interviewed Aldus at his house, then filmed him playing many of his classic cajun hits.

-Ann Savoy

Aldus Roger
Photo by Ann Savoy
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Interviewee: Aldus Roger
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
Language: English, French / Français

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