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Let's Get Cajun

Basin Brothers

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Not as intense as a lot of zydeco artists, but not devoid of their influence either, the Basin Brothers made a noteworthy contribution to Cajun music in 1990 with the inspired Let's Get Cajun. The members of this Louisiana band (who aren't really siblings) acknowledge zydeco's influence with "Zydeco Boomer-rang," but don't let that fool you — for all intents and purposes, this is much more of a Cajun CD than a zydeco one. Most of the lyrics are in French rather than English, and the lyrics are very much a reflection of the Cajun culture the musicians have been surrounded by. Recommended.

Biography

Genre: World

Years Active: '90s

It's impossible to sit still while Lafayette, Louisiana-based Cajun band the Basin Brothers, are playing. Led by fiddler, guitarist, mandolinist, and vocalist Al Berard, the Basin Brothers transform the traditional music of Louisiana's French Triangle into a highly energetic mixture of two-steps and waltzes. Taking their name from the Atchafayla Basin, where Berard grew up, the Basin Brothers...
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