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Creole Common Routes; St.Domingue (Haiti) – Louisiana Part 1

From the pots of red beans and rice bubbling in French Quarter restaurants to the amulet bags for sale in neighborhood botanicas, Haitian influence is seen, heard and tasted across this city. French colonists from Saint-Domingue — later renamed Haiti — had traveled to New Orleans since the early 1700s. That connection flourished in 1809 and 1810, when 10,000 refugees arrived in New Orleans from Saint-Domingue. Those numbers were later strengthen with another migration wave of 15,000 in the 1820s. The refugees were a combination of French colonists, their slaves and free people of color who had fled the slave uprisings.The refugees doubled the city’s population and infused New Orleans with Franco-Caribbean traditions, including theater companies, elaborate dances and black political activists. Also, as Saint-Domingue’s lucrative sugarcane fields burned during the revolution there, New Orleans’ sugar industry soared. A lot of the things about New Orleans we view as unique came from those Haitian refugees. New Orleans is the most Haitian city in America, much more than Miami or New York. Essentially all of the surviving whites (along with some of the gens de couleur) became refugees. Approximately 10,000 French refugees came to the Gulf Coast larger than the population of New Orleans and Mobile at the time (8,000 and 810 respectively). These Saint-Dominguens made a significant contribution to the Gulf Coasts creole culture. Saint-Dominguens included John James Audubon, Louis Moreau Gottschalks family, and (likely) Marie Laveau and Jean Laffitte. Black refugees to Louisiana brought with them elements of African and Haitian culture in the form of voodoo/hoodoo practices, shotgun house architecture, and the language, oral traditions, and dance steps of Mardi Gras Indian rites.

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Posted by admin - August 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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Pleaseshare if you have a really good recipe for fresh boiled schrimp. I don’t want them overly cooked?

Prefer a Louisiana recipe. Need step by step instructions.

louisiana shrimp creole

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 dash hot pepper sauce
1 pound medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
DIRECTIONS
In a 2 quart saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic; cook until tender.
Mix in cornstarch. Stir in stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and red pepper sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Stir in shrimp, and cook for 5 minutes.

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Posted by admin - August 27, 2010 at 11:30 am

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SOS, hurry !!!!!!!!! girlls only?

I need to find websites on online contests including beauty contests, summer jobs and sports in Louisiana, find all and get 10 pts, on May 13, please don’t give me a bullshit answer, it’s serious, cause i need to get away from all this racket at home during the summer, also to work with kids, arts and crafts, and fashion contests

you should try workforstudents.com or seventeen.com

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Posted by admin - August 23, 2010 at 11:37 am

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T. Lee Horne, III for Governor Music Video

Music Video of the T. Lee Horne, III Campaign for Governor of Louisiana. The music is by Lil’ Nuke.

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I Should Have Never Fell In Love

Wayne Toups sings at Rox a song seldom played on radio, cant understand why, you listen to the words, it is a beautiful song that was writen by (a very young)Travis Thibodeaux. Both are artist’s from South Louisiana. This was filmed by my cell phone but still sounds great. Two good artists one touching love song if ever there was one, this is the ONE!

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Where can I get crawfish in Southern California?

I live in the northern Orange County area but I used to live in northern Louisiana. I know they’d be having Mudbug Madness in a couple of months and it’s killing me… I haven’t had boiled crawfish in over 10 years! I hear there’s crawfish inside this very strict state (as far as allowing seafood and the like to cross its borders). But where can I get any?

I never did cook it myself and I’m not so fond of food poisoning as to start now, besides which my husband and kids would probably (absolutely) refuse to try it.

Is there a restaurant in Southern California that serves boiled crawfish in season? Failing that, is there at least a restaurant that serves a crawfish meal that has enough meat in it to be able to tell you’re eating it and not chicken?

Please don’t suggest shrimp. I don’t know who could confuse the two but I never could tolerate the texture of shrimp or lobster.

Try Bayou Grill in Inglewood. The address is 1400 N La Brea Avenue. I’ve never been to the bayou but the crawfish here is pretty good and doesnt taste like shrimp.

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Posted by admin - August 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

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History of the Zydeco Rubboard – MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies tell the story of the Zydeco Rubboard (Frottoir) in every performance. Mister MOJO and his best friend, Tee Don Landry (whose daddy made the first Zydeco Rubboard for Clifton Chenier), documented the history of the first Zydeco Rubboard. Tee Don still makes Zydeco Rubboards in the tradition of his daddy. Two of his rubboards are in The Smithsonian. The Zydeco Rubboard is unique to Southwest Louisiana music, and serves as a global icon for Louisiana Culture. To learn more history, visit www.zydecorubboards.com .

CORRECTION! This was a LIVE performance, and Mister MOJO mis-stated a fact: There are actually a few more instruments invented in America (e.g., steam calliope, monophonic synthesizer, and others). Mister MOJO should have said “the Zydeco Rubboard is one of only a few instruments invented in America”. Apologies to other inventors and their fans.

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Posted by admin - August 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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College problem what do I do?

I am currently a freshman music major at Louisiana Lafayette and I absolutely hate it. I am either going to drop out or maybe stay until the end of the semester although I don’t want to. I am considering options like Berklee College of music or just moving somewhere and working and starting a band while completing an online degree in something besides music. I can’t figure out what I should do. What do you think?

My best recommendation would be to make sure you have all the info you need before you make a final decision. Berklee is a great school and will undoubtedly provide a different experience than your current school. But that doesn’t mean it will be a great fit either.

If you do choose to go the online route I would recommend contacting a number of schools so you can find the best fit for you and your needs (tuition, schedule, career opportunities, etc.) and weigh that against Berklee. This site has some good information on online degrees in a variety of specialties and some colleges to help begin/expand your search if you go that route:
http://www.ecollegefinder.org

Good Luck!

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Chris Schultz the most underrated QB in Louisiana..ranked 9

One of the most under rated kid to come out of Louisiana and was not given a shot. He was an 3.2 student and also ranked in the top 25 in the state and wasnt even look at by Southern Univ.( Check the Louisiana Sport Recruiting mag. fall 2005 vol 9 issue 4) It did a write up on 17 top qbs in the state and he was the 15th that they mention to be the biggest sleeper in the state. I mean the kids high school jersey was RETIRED at his graduation. I had the chance to get my hands on his highlight film. The kid can play, we WILL hear his name in the future

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Posted by admin - August 10, 2010 at 11:36 am

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Sports fan that deserves to be put in the gas chamber?

Which sports fan do you believe deserves to be put in the gas chamber?

1.) Sports fan who picks #15 to beat a #2, or picks Louisiana-Monroe to beat Alabama or LSU (in football) and then once every ten or twenty years when this actually happens claims to be a genius. You sir, deserve to be strapped in the gas chamber and executed.

2.) Sports fan who is still complaining about a bad call more than a day or so after it happened. Yet, bad calls happen. They happen in every game. Your team will be the victim of bad calls and some bad calls will go your way.

I’m giving your 48 hours, max. If you’re still complaining after that, you sir, deserve to be strapped into the gas chamber and executed!!!!!

Your choices?
I tend to agree that Philly and Dallas fans should all be put in the gas chamber.
I know 15 seeds have won. But statistically their chances are very minimal, so you’re no more allowed to act like a genius for correcting picking one than you are for being dealt a good hand of poker.

I can think of a few Eagle fans that I would personally flip the switch on.

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Posted by admin - August 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

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