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Alphonse Ardoin
Birth: Nov. 16, 1915
Duralde
Evangeline Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: May 16, 2007
Lafayette
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA

Musician. As an accordionist, he was a major influence on the development of both Cajun and Zydeco music. His album "La Musique Creole," was the first ever recorded by an African American Cajun band. From the 1960s to the 1990s, Bois Sec with duo partner fiddler Canray Fontenot, became legendary for authentic Creole music. They made appearances at the Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Smithsonian and toured Europe. In 1986, the duo won the National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the nation's highest honor for traditional arts. The Ching Veillon book, "Creole Music Man: Bois Sec Ardoin" (2004), is a biography of his musical exploits. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marscline Victorian Ardoin (1919 - 2000)*
 
 Children:
  Mildred L. Ardoin Rucker (1940 - 2014)*
  Gustave Ardoin (1943 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ceaser Cemetery
Duralde
Evangeline Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: May 18, 2007
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Alphonse Ardoin
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