"Père de la Musique Créole" (father of creole music)
My modern day take on a portrait of Amédé Ardoin. Amédé was an American Cajun musician, know for his high singing voice and virtuosity on the Cajun accordion. He is credited by Louisiana music scholars with laying the groundwork for Creole music in the early 20th century and wrote several songs now regarded as zydeco standards. Ardoin spoke only Cajun French so it was only appropriate that I name this piece "père de la musique créole." I took a lil' artistic license with this work. I only used his face from one of the two only know existing photos of him. The rest I made up. he was known for carrying around lemons to suck on to keep his voice sweet so I made sure his trucker reflected that. Check out his tag. This is a acrylic on canvas original that I created specifically for the Festival Acadian et Creoles festival in Lafayette 2022. I handmade the frame as well. The framed painting measures 22" x 18" x 3".