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Cajun Music Time in Louisiana!

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Cajun music is a way of life down here where I live in Louisiana, and this time of year means summer festivals, piles of crawfish, and Cajun music galore.  Cajuns are the descendants of exiles from the French colony of ACADIA (present-day Nova Scotia and adjacent areas) who left their homeland in 1755 and found refuge in southern Louisiana a decade later. The French-speaking, Roman Catholic Cajuns, today estimated to number about 500,000, maintain many cultural and occupational traditions of their ancestors. Their speech is an archaic form of French into which are incorporated words taken from English, German, Spanish, and various Indian languages.

Below is a little Adam Sandler Cajun humor plus several of my favorite Cajun musicians.  Take a listen.

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Below is the Cajun national anthem, Jole’ Blon, sung by three Cajun musical legends, Jimmy C Newman, Doug Kershaw, and  Joel Sonnier.

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