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2020 | animation, watercolor on yupo | 2:42

This recording of Missouri French fiddlers Charlie Pashia and Joe Politte playing La Vieille Femme Qui Lave (The Irish Washerwoman) and Chinese Breakdown was made through a Missouri Friends of the Folk Arts (MFFA) fieldwork project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

It is included in this film thanks to the MFFA and Old Mines Area Historical Society (OMAHS). Special thanks also to Robert Lewis of Old Mines for sharing his childhood memories of his great-aunt Euphrosine Politte which inspired this short.

Supported by grants from ArtsKC Regional Arts Council
Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art