Art Works Blog

Golden State Gumbo

March 12, 2010
Washington, DC

Zydeco musician "Queen" Ida Guillory, a 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellow, has called San Francisco home since 1947 when she relocated with her parents from Louisiana. She spoke with the NEA about California's culturally vibrant Cajun population and how she went from housewife to member of the band.

[audio:http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/Queen-Ida.mp3]
[transcript]

To learn about Queen Ida's remarkable career, listen to an extended interview in the NEA National Heritage Fellows section of our website.

Add new comment