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River of Song

Listening chart for program four: Louisiana, where Music is King

As you listen, circle the correct answer or answers in the columns for "instruments," "type of music," and "purpose of music."

Time Song or segment Location of performance Instruments used Type of music Purpose of music
03:21 Kenny Bill Stinson Natchez, MS cafe guitar
drum
violin
blues
country
folk
community
dance
show off
07:23 Louisiana Hayride Band theater stage, Shreveport, LA accordion
drum
violin
rock
country
folk
broadcasting
dance
entertainment
09:21 Merle Haggard, Gov. Jimmie Davis theater stage, Shreveport, LA guitar
drums
violin
rock
country
folk
community
celebration
dance
12:05 D.L.Menard, Christine Balfa Erath, LA back yard guitar
violin
accordion
rock
cajun
folk
storytelling
transmit culture
express an idea
18:17 Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie club, Opelousas, LA accordion
washboard
violin
cajun
zydeco
country
entertain
dance
transmit culture
22:31 David & Roselyn New Orleans, LA street mandolin
guitar
drums
jazz
rock
country
community
dance
entertain
25:08 Treme Brass Band New Orleans street trumpet
drums
violin
jazz
brass band
rock
enjoyment
community
dance
28:58 Soul Rebels New Orleans club drums
trombone
accordion
hip-hop
jazz
reggae
political statement
dance
tell a story
33:04 Eddie Bo New Orleans club/pavilion piano
trumpet
drums
jazz
pop
r&b
community
entertain
dance
36:30 Henry Butler New Orleans club Trumpets
keyboard
piano
jazz
stride
mambo
expression
entertain
tell a story
41:26 Irma Thomas New Orleans club trumpet
drums
keyboard
jazz
folk
soul
entertain
dance
express emotion
49:14 Irvan & Allen Perez Delacroix, LA fishing boat guitar
drum
accordion
hispanic folk
classical
jazz
community
entertain
tell a story



Discussion questions:

Pick one musician from the segments you have seen, and think about why he or she plays. Ask:

1. What purpose does the musician give for playing music?

2. Choose a type of music you like; what is its purpose?

3. Find a parent, family member, or friend who plays music, and ask the purpose of that kind of music.