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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Cajun French Music Association
Dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Cajun music and culture, Hall of Fame located in Eunice, Louisiana. Includes music awards, artist profiles, Cajun heritage, list of radio programs in Louisiana and Texas, message board, and membership information.
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.
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