Chase Coleman and Mary LeClerc
Singing Along Through the Generations (Jeanette Gregoire)
Hailey Dutkin, Olivia Balcos, and Jeanette Gregoire
Ann Bagley: The Musical Tale of an Acadian Fiddle Player
Cat Ledue, Sam Pratico, and Ann Bagley
A Culture Rekindled (Gail Lawrence)
Will McBrian, Di Hu, and Gail Lawrence
In this film, we tell the story of Gail Lawrence, a Franco American singer in Lewiston Maine. We detail the arc of her connection to her culture--beginning with her becoming detached from her cultural roots and concluding with her rekindled interest in her Franco American culture.
Gus LaCasse: Acadian Fiddler
Caroline Winslow, Lily LaMarre, and Gus LaCasse
Perpetual e-Motion: The New Faces of Contra
Charles M. Beck, Mardene Haskell, John H. Woodside, and John Cote
The folk music of Franco-American cultures has been played for hundreds of years without any groundbreaking changes. However, John Cote and Perpetual e-Motion are changing up the game and providing their new spin on Franco-American music. Does this signal a greater change in the overall landscape of Franco-American music?
Louis Philippe: La Vie of Louis
Michael J. Boardman and Cam M. Price
In this short documentary we try to tell the story of Louis Philippe. He is a Franco American born musician who has an amazing story, from growing up in Maine to traveling around the world. We are thankful for the opportunity to work with Louis.
Jacynthe Blais Jacques: Jacynthe et Les Troubadours
Margaux LeBlanc, Alexa Huang, and Jacynthe Blais Jacques
This film depicts Jacynthe Blais Jacques, a member of Les Troubadours and an active figure in the Franco-American musical community of Maine.
Steve Muise: Future of Acadian Music
Sean Madigan, Richard Jeong, Maximillian Richard, and Steve Muise
Steve Muise is a music teacher at Mount Blue High School in Farmington, Maine. He talks about his Franco-American heritage, family, and teaching pedagogy throughout the five-minute video. He also talks about the future of Acadian music and how he is preserving the Franco-American culture through his work with the Franklin County Fiddlers, a youth fiddle camp and ensemble emphasizing traditional fiddle music through improvisation. Steve founded the camp as a way to further his passions for traditional Acadian music. He is also part of Boreal Tordu, an Acadian band ... Read More
Luke Duplessis: Brewing up a Franco-American Identity
Mark Martinez, Nadia Mustefa, and Aaliyah Bell
This five minute video is for the course Maine’s Musical Soundscapes: Ethnography of Maine at Colby College. The video follows Luke Duplessis a native Franco-American from Old Town, Maine, as he shares different aspects of his culture and his relationship to the music. The film highlights the importance of Luke reconnecting with his roots through learning and engaging with his fiddle teacher, Elaine Malkin. The film combines two interviews of Luke performing as he expresses his personal connection with Franco-American music. Through this film, we hope to convey Luke’s efforts ... Read More
The students of Colby Professor Natasha Zelensky's Maine's Musical Soundscapes: The Ethnography of Maine learn ethnographic field methods and conduct interviews at sites that make up the rich tapestry of Maine’s soundscape. This collection gathers video projects about Maine's French-Canadian / Franco American community.
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