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 Alphonse Ardoin

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Alphonse Ardoin Famous memorial

Birth
Duralde, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death
16 May 2007 (aged 91)
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
Duralde, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID
19432563 View Source

Zydeco 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.

Zydeco 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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 18 May 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 19432563
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19432563/alphonse-ardoin: accessed ), memorial page for Alphonse Ardoin (16 Nov 1915–16 May 2007), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19432563, citing Ceaser Cemetery, Duralde, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.