The Cajun and Creole Music Collection at the University of Louisiana will officially open on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4 PM.  The public is invited view and listen to the collection.  The Center will be adjacent to the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the third floor of UL's Dupré Library.

The Collection consists of commercial recordings published since 1928, selected unpublished recordings and other resources that represent the diverse styles, genres and musical influences of Louisiana Cajuns and Creoles.

Audio-visual stations will be available for use. The library encourages use of the collection and offers tours and instructional lessons.

In addition to the official opening, the public is invited to view the exhibit “Working in Rhythm: Building the Foundation of the Cajun and Creole Music Collection” on display Oct. 7 – Nov. 7 in Dupré Library’s first floor hallway.

The exhibit features recordings, photographs, costume accessories and other music-related materials. It presents the history, development and collaborative efforts and future plans for the collection.

Call 482-2665 for library hours.

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