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Louisiana Creole Heritage Tribute

The Louisiana Creole Heritage Center in Natchitoches, Louisiana is asking for a small membership fee of 8 dollars a month to help them stay open. They are at high risk of closing due to budget cuts. Please spread the word!

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Posted by mark - February 1, 2016 at 10:40 pm

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Cassette Culture – “Today Won’t Be As Bad As the Next” (live at the Louisiana, Bristol)

“Today Won’t Be As Bad” by Cassette Culture, recording on 29th July 1010 at the Louisiana, Bristol.

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Posted by mark - January 31, 2016 at 10:24 pm

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Louisiana culture and Anderson are together fwkjr

Created on June 29, 2010 using FlipShare.

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Posted by mark - January 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm

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SoyBean Festival “Wayne Toups”

Rare clip from KennyGProductions “Soybean Festival” yet another of Kenny Guilbeau’s VHS recordings transcribed to the ciip you are about to view.

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Posted by mark - January 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm

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The culture of the Creole (native) in Louisiana emerged from the blending of:?

The culture of the Creole (native) in Louisiana emerged from the blending of:

a. Native American, French and Latino cultures
b. Native American, French and African American cultures
c. Latino, French and African American cultures
d. French, Portuguese and Native American cultures

E. None of the above… There is no evidence that Native Americans are in this mix.

Always a controversial and confusing term, the word Creole, to put it simply, means many things to many people. It derives from the Latin creare, meaning "to beget" or "create." After the New World’s discovery, Portuguese colonists used the word crioulo to denote a New World slave of African descent. Eventually, the word was applied to all New World colonists, regardless of ethnic origin, living along the Gulf Coast, especially in Louisiana. There the Spanish introduced the word as criollo, and during Louisiana’s colonial period (1699-1803) the evolving word Creole generally referred to persons of African or European heritage born in the New World. By the nineteenth century, black, white, and mixed-race Louisianians used the term to distinguish themselves from foreign-born and Anglo-American settlers. It was during that century that the mixed-race Creoles of Color (or gens de couleur libre, "free persons of color") came into their own as an ethnic group, enjoying many of the legal rights and privileges of whites. They occupied a middle ground between whites and enslaved blacks, and as such often possessed property and received formal educations. After the Civil War, most Creoles of Color lost their privileged status and joined the ranks of impoverished former black slaves. All the while, however, the word Creole persisted as a term also referring to white Louisianians, usually of upper-class, non-Cajun origin (although, confusingly, even Cajuns sometimes were called Creoles, primarily by outsiders unfamiliar with local ethnic labels). Like the Creoles of Color, these white Creoles (also called French Creoles) suffered socioeconomic decline after the Civil War. In Acadiana, newly impoverished white Creoles often intermarried with the predominantly lower-class Cajuns, and were largely assimilated into Cajun culture.

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Posted by mark - January 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm

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Louisiana Crawfish Company

A virtual tour of the Louisiana Crawfish Company.

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Posted by mark - January 23, 2016 at 5:15 pm

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Mamou, Louisiana – “The Cajun Music Capital of the World”

Cajun music is just one of many music forms originating from Louisiana.

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Posted by mark - January 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm

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For men who find Louisiana Creole women unattractive?

Why? No one ever gives a direct answer, they simply say "they are not my type" or "I’m just not interested in them."

Is it their physical appearance? Culture and customs? Maybe embarrassment you’ll bring to your family? And for men that don’t find Louisiana Creole women attractive, is it because of all the old stereotypes you are *afraid* a Louisiana Creole woman might have?

I’m not getting it.

It’s the hoodoo.

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Posted by mark - January 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm

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louisiana culture fest

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Posted by mark - January 11, 2016 at 12:02 pm

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Oil Spill Threatening Fishing Economy, Culture in Louisiana

U.S. authorities have expanded fishing restrictions in the Gulf of Mexico because of fears of contamination from the BP oil leak. The spill poses a threat to the safety of seafood from the Gulf, and the future of the fishing industry in Louisiana and nearby states. VOA’s Brian Wagner has more.

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Posted by mark - January 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

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