Fais dodo dans un bayou de la Louisiane


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Story Bïa Songs Bïa, Olaf Gundel and Erik West-Millette Illustrations Fanny Berthiaume

Every Saturday night, a young opossum musician leads the ball with his Cajun band at the Fais Dodo Thibaudeau deep in the bayou. In the audience, a beautiful young marsupial gradually succumbs to the charm of this little dobro player who looks like Zorro. That evening ends up being the beginning of a lifetime spent together, as retold by Grandma and Grandpa Poss, who would go on to form a famous musical duo that would tour the world. Louisiana's musical culture is featured in this funny, amusing and skillfully illustrated tale in French that takes the young reader on a wild musical journey. Let the good times rouler!

The book also includes explanatory notes on the musical culture and customs of the region. The recording of the narration of the story is followed by two songs: “Viens danser ma belle” and “Allons danser Colinda”. 

“Fais dodo dans un bayou de la Louisiane” is the first title from the collection “Nous sommes les musiciens opossums” that explores different musical genres (Cajun, jazz, country, rock'n'roll, blues and traditional French-Canadian).

MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK 978-2-89836-017-6
Pub Date: 2022
Ages: 4 to 7
Keywords: Louisiana / cajuin / bayou / family
Hardcover book (8” x 11”, 48 pages) with CD (14 minutes / 1 narrated story + 2 songs) and unique digital download code
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 17.50 €

Bïa 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. 

Olaf Gundel is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and record producer.  He participated recently in the production of the album and live show “Rêves américains – De la ruée vers l’or à la Grande Crise” by author-singer-songwriter Thomas Hellman.

Erik West-Millette has been involved in the production of over 200 albums, as a producer and musician.  He has collaborated in the past with several well-established artists, including Doctor John, Zachary Richard, Lhasa de Sela and Marie-Jo Thério.


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.” She recently began illustrating books for c


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