Barry Jean Ancelet
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The Cajun Mardi Gras is a living Medieval festival...
This paperback edition focuses on Mardi Gras in Southern Louisiana. The author, Barry Jean Ancelet, correlates the rituals from the ancients and medieval Europe to modern day Mardi Gras in Mamou, Louisiana. Mamou's cajun country Mardi Gras is not the typical street celebration as seen in New Orleans. Masked men and women ride throughtout the countryside asking their neighbors to donate food items for their gumbo. Along with the community's version of the traditional Mardi Gras song, "Le Chanson de Mardi Gras," is a collection of black and white photos, by James Edmunds, illustrating la f--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Âªte de Mardi Gras.
Center for Louisiana Studies
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Book Publisher: Center for Louisiana Studies
No. of Pages: 38