Cajun Cajun and Zydeco Regional and Ethnic Styles
Cajun music is the music of the Acadians, French settlers driven from Nova Scotia in 1699 who settled in southwest Louisiana blending cultures with Spanish, Haitians, Germans, English, and Native Americans. Originally fiddle-based, the accordian, introduced by the Germans, is more often used today.Today's Cajun music features the traditional button Cajun accordian and triangle. The songs are uplifting and usually sung in French.
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- Dirty Linen: Historical Cajun Music - The history of the style from the perspective cajun and zydeco of its commercial recordings.
- Louisiana's Living Traditions: Cajun Music as Oral Poetry - Article by Carolyn Ware on the metaphors in Cajun lyrics.
- Louisiana's Living Traditions: Cajun Music: Alive and Well in Louisiana - The history of the style, by Ann Savoy.
- Cajun French Music Association - Dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Cajun music and regional and ethnic culture, Hall of Fame located in Eunice, Louisiana. Includes regional and ethnic music awards, artist profiles, Cajun heritage, list of radio programs regional and ethnic in Louisiana and Texas, message board, and membership inform
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