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Muet-Creole and Cajun: Music and Identity 3-3-10 03/03/2010 11:58:00 Ethnicity, race, class, gender, regional     Ethnic group= people who believe themselves to have a common ancestry or  memories of a shared historical past (Shelemay) - Connections between people and culture Music-retention/transmission device o Enhances memory (Shelemay) o Symbolic meaning o Preservation and dissemination of tradition Place o Music making and social interaction o Transformation of social spaces (Martin Stokes) Similarities between Creole and Cajun Cultures     French language Existing French culture in Louisiana Geographical area- Southwest Louisiana Musical influences o Spanish, French, native American, African Culinary o Gumbo Discrimination Social Setting    
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Family gatherings o Cajun “grand ball Fais dodo (literally “go to sleep”) o Creole “house dances” Bals de maison (house dances)  Importance of dance  o Embodies the music o The Jambalaya Cajun Band Creole Culture     From Latin creare “to create”  Mixed heritage- African, Afro-Caribbean, French, Spanish French Dialect- Creole
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