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Every Saturday night at the Fais Dodo Thibaudeau, a suave young possum with a Zorro-like moustache takes the stage with his dobro to lead the band. In the audience, a pretty, doe-eyed possum falls for his charms. But just who could these plucky marsupials be? Mama and Papa Poss tell the story of how they first met and where their glory days as a musical duo began! Take a trip to the bayou in this side-splitting, toe-tapping tale that pays homage to Louisiana’s Cajun and Zydeco music traditions. Rockin’ the Bayou Down in Louisiana! is the first story in the We’re a Possum Family Band series, which follows Mama and Papa Poss on their travels that bring them across North America to the birthplaces of Cajun, jazz, country, rock’n’roll, blues, and traditional Quebecois music. At the end of each story, explanatory notes delve into the key figures, instruments and customs behind each genre. The book includes a QR code to access the narrated story and songs online.
About the Author
Bïa Krieger spent her teenage years in Brazil before moving to Paris where she recorded her first album in 1997 which was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix of the Charles-Cros Academy. Her album, Coeur Vagabond, produced in France and in Canada, received in 2006 the Prix Félix (French-Canadian equivalent of a Grammy) in the “Best World Music Album” category.Fanny Berthiaume began her career as a model maker, animator and illustrator for various productions. While completing studies in visual effects, she joined the team of Raynault VFX and contributed to the creation of environments and matte paintings for famous productions such as Beauty and the Beast, X-Men: Apocalypse and Wild (by Academy award-winning director Jean-Marc Vallée). She then pursued her career at Digital Dimension where she acted as a concept artist on several animated TV shows such as “Zafari” and “Improbable Pirate Adventures.” Singer-songwriter.