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Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
On its last few albums, the Louisiana band BeauSoleil has pushed Cajun music into adventurous new territory, absorbing zydeco, rock and Caribbean influences into the tradition and adding striking new compositions by bandle... more »
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On its last few albums, the Louisiana band BeauSoleil has pushed Cajun music into adventurous new territory, absorbing zydeco, rock and Caribbean influences into the tradition and adding striking new compositions by bandleader Michael Doucet. These explorations seem like organic outgrowths of the music rather than extraneous accessories because the group has never lost touch with its Cajun roots. To reinforce that connection between past and present, the musicians of BeauSoleil have devoted L'Echo to 15 songs which influenced them as they grew up. The result is a recording which emphasizes the country-Cajun side of BeauSoleil's music as never before. --Geoffrey Himes
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Arlene R. (sweetnlow) from IOTA, LA
Reviewed on 8/7/2009...
This has to be one of my favorite CD's. I have just gotton into this type of music, although it is native to my area. I have most of all their CD's and this one is one of the best.
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Great introduction to Cajun music
Rashed Chowdhury | 08/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For someone like me who was completely new to Cajun music, this album was a fascinating introduction. The songs transport you to earlier, more francophone times: most go back to the early 20th century, but one even harks back to Napoleonic days. Perhaps the line that best sums up the atmosphere of the album is: "Chauffer un gregue de café, gouter et causer en français" ("Warm up a pot of coffee, sip it and chat in French", according to the liner notes). "L'écho" is a great collection of mellow tunes, and sound testimony, if you spare the pun, of the Cajuns' determination to maintain their French Creole culture."
I agree with Susan, should have won a grammy
Cherie M. Alnatour | Highland, CA. | 12/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a cd that I have owned since a long time ago and it is amazing and wonderful. I believe it should have won a grammy like Susan stated because Michael Doucet and Beausoleil are better than Dylan and all the other contemporary artists that exist in my opinion. When I hear Dylan I don't lose my breath because of his voice, like Michael can make you do. My advice, buy all the Beausoleil CD's and you will be transported to paradise and Louisiana.