The Flee Project, headquartered in Paris, France, has published "Courir," a 128-page book of Mardi Gras courir photographs taken by David Simpson (whose photos have been uploaded to Flickr and are indexed on the cajunzydecomusic web pages). The book was designed by Flee Project co-founder Olivier Duport, He selected the photos from Simpson's extensive archive of photos taken over the last thirty years.

The book includes photos of courirs in Basile, Church Point, Egan, Elton, Eunice, Fatquetigue, Lejeune Cove, Mamou, Mermentau, Soileau, and Tee Mamou. It also includes a short introduction in English and French. The book pages are not numbered.  Click here for a page-by-page listing of the courirs and year in which each photo was taken.

Click here for a link to photos taken at the book signing held at Fred's Lounge in Mamou April 20, 2024.  Click here for a news aricle advertising the launch.

To learn more about the book and the Flee Project, click here to listen to a podcast of the KRVS program Bayou Politique hosted by Dr. Philip de Mahy.  Photo taken after the podcast.

Click here for an article about the book in the French online publication Beware!

Click here for an article in the July 2024 issue of Songlines, a magazine published in the United Kingdom.

Click here for current  Flee Project news.

Photos of Acadiana Mardi Gras Courirs
in a New 128-page Book
Published in France

 Click here to order the book from the Flee Project in France.

The book is also available from Storm Books in Brooklyn, NY. Information about any arrangements made by the Flee Project with Acadiana vendors to sell the book will be posted on this page.

Click here to go an index of all of my music and Mardi Gras photos on  the home page for