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Tulane anthropology professor honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Nick Spitzer (Source: Tulane University) Nick Spitzer (Source: Tulane University)
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Tulane anthropology professor Nick Spitzer will be honored by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with the SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with African French Louisiana communities, Creole music and culture.

Spitzer helped bring Cajun music and zydeco into the national spotlight during his tenure as founding director of the Louisiana Folklife Program.

He currently hosts the weekly public radio show American Routes, which explores American music and culture.

“I began to do folklore and anthropology fieldwork in Cajun and Creole communities out of my appreciation for the traditional creativity in the lives of the local people and cultures of French Louisiana,” Spitzer said.

“Over four decades later, it’s amazing to have the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s appreciation from an arts and culture perspective.”

The award will be presented at the Acadiana Center for the Arts on March 18, 2016 during the ArTech Fusion, which focuses on the relationship between arts and technology.

Spitzer will also serve as Master of Ceremonies on March 19 for “Zydeco, La-La, Ya-Ya,” a night of music and conversation. For more information, click here.

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