French folk music : musette. The story of unique mixed genre. Part 1 from the end of the XIXth century to World War I : origins & early beginnings.
The interwar period stands as the most wonderful years of the musette music style, and owes its success to the alchemy between guitar and accordion, which gave birth to a “jazz à la française” : swing musette.
The period after World War II had to challenge a bunch of threats, which strangled a style on the decline.