Unit VI Louisiana's Musical Landscape
Lesson 1 Music Around the State: Sound and Place

Key to Louisiana Music Resource Sheet, Page 2

North Louisiana South Louisiana New Orleans
  • Largely Protestant and English-speaking British and African Americans.
  • Settled largely by Scots-Irish Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians.
  • Characterized by African American population and several Native American tribal groups.
  • Musical genres are:
  • Largely French-speaking Roman Catholics of European and African descent.
  • Many were of Acadian and French descent.
  • Afro-Caribbean and French influences are prevalent in Cajun and Creole music.
  • Musical genres are:
  • Diverse ethnic groups:
    • Irish
    • West African
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • Vietnamese
    • Caribbean
    • Latin American
    • Others
  • Musical genres include:
    • jazz (horns, piano, upright bass, drums)
    • brass bands (brass and percussion instruments)
    • gospel (a cappella, accompanied by piano, or organ, or band)
    • rhythm & blues (guitar, bass, drums)
    • salsa

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