Cajun for Kids

Artist Group: 
Papillion
Publisher: 
Music for Little People
UPC: 
8122753092
Publisher Catalog Number: 
R2 75309
Length in minutes: 
33

Format:

ISBN: 
156628161X
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ASIN: 
B0000063FO
List Price: 
15.98
Rating: 
5
Publication Date: 
1998

Categories:

Short Review: 
Cajun artist Papillion takes listeners on a fun-filled trip down to the bayou, where they can discover an exhilarating style of music and a unique way of life. With its gentle humor, great music, and a special emphasis on family history and traditions, this CD is a great choice for family sharing.
Long Review: 

Cajun artist Papillion takes listeners on a fun-filled trip down to the bayou, where they can discover an exhilarating style of music and a unique way of life. The twenty-five toe-tapping tunes will have everyone "jitterbuggin' on the ol' dance floor." Papillion introduces each of the selections with a story, weaving together fond family memories, bits of Cajun dialogue and culture, and his obvious love of music in such an endearing manner that the storytelling becomes just as appealing as the songs. In fact, listening to the CD is like attending a family party, complete with favorite foods (you can just taste the jambalaya and gumbo), a full spectrum of relatives (those you love to hug and those you want to avoid), and lots of dancing and fooling around. Listeners will find out just what a "fais do do" is, discover why it's best to avoid "Cocodrie," and learn how to do the "Crawfish." Fiddles, a variety of accordions, and brassy saxophones give the music a full sound, and the quick tempos keep things moving from beginning to end. With its gentle humor, great music, and a special emphasis on family history and traditions, this CD is a great choice for family sharing.

Reviewer: 
Joy Fleishhacker