—Fiddler Cedric Watson, on what it means to be Creole in America. ~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

I would definitely say that Creole is a really good example of what American is, because it shows how all these different things came together, and after a couple hundred years, what came out of it. It’s no longer African, it’s no longer French, it ain’t no longer Acadian, it ain’t no longer Spanish. It’s a culture of its own.