Irvan Perez

Irvan Perez

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Irv n J. P rez (December 29, 1923 - January 8, 2008), who was sometimes known as "Pooka," was an American Isle o d cima singer and woodcarver, as well as a leading advocate for the language and culture of the Isle os of Louisiana. Perez was known for singing traditional D cimas, a traditional narrative song which is sung in ten line stanzas. The origins of many of Perez's songs could be traced to Spain and the Canary Islands during the Middle Ages. Other decimas were written by Perez to preserve the distinct Isle o language and culture in Louisiana. Perez was considered the best d cima singer in the Western Hemisphere. He was also one of the United States' and the world's few remaining native speakers of the Isle os dialect. The Isle os dialect is a combination of old formal Spanish, 18th-century maritime Spanish and influences of Louisiana's better known Cajun French.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136596741
  • 9786136596747