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On Amédé Ardoin

My friends Bois Sec and Marceline Ardoin told me that they knew the woman that renowned Creole artist Amédé Ardoin had always loved and that she was alive and had a photo of Amédé! Since there was, to my knowledge, only one known photo of Amédé this was exciting news and we got in the car and went to visit Mazie Broussard, as she was named, at her house between Eunice and Basile.
Though old, she was a beautiful Creole woman and reminisced a bit about Amédé and their friendship and gave me the photo of Amédé as well as one of 16 year old Freeman Fontenot playing his accordion.These two extraordinary photos grace the back cover of my book and and Amédé and Mazie’s photos begin of the section on Creole music.The neighborhood between Eunice and Welsh (L’anse aux vaches) was full of great Creole musicians and they were all friends and acquaintances with each other.

– Ann Savoy

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  • Bois Sec & Maise Broussard on Amédé Ardoin / Part 1 00:00
  • Bois Sec & Maise Broussard on Amédé Ardoin / Part 2 00:00
Interviewee: Bois Sec & Maise Broussard
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
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Language: English
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  • Harry LaFleur & Marc Savoy on Austin Pitre 00:00
Interviewee: Maise Broussard
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
Date: –
Language: French / Français

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