Louisiana Culture

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 admin - April 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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(2) Young Wayne Toups, Plays At “Cowgirls” In The Mid 1980’s

Another step back in time, a nostalgic memory. “Young” Wayne Toups just starting out at a club called “Cowgirls” located in Scott, Louisiana. Although the club is no more, my transcribed VHS of Wayne Toups music (back in the mid 1980’s) still goes on. Of interest to all that love music, to enjoy and for some to reminisce. Keep in mind we did not have the technology that is current of today’s times.

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Posted by admin - April 20, 2015 at 12:41 pm

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Tulane: Making Louisiana French, 1803-2003

Francois Weil is Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Fall 2003. His most recent book, A History of New York, was published in translation by Columbia University Press. He is currently at work on a book on the history of genealogy in American culture.

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Posted by admin - April 18, 2015 at 11:44 am

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What do you think of Louisiana? Why?

It’s my native home and I absolutely love it. I live in Texas now, which is the ONLY state greater than Louisiana. However, I miss the accessibility to the best shrimp, as well as crawfish and gumbo. The people are still friendly, the culture is unique from any other in the world, the beauty of the swamps is mystic and intriguing, and I even think New Orleans is a great city (but a horribly abused one at that, even long before Katrina.)

What do you think? Thanks!

i like Louisiana but if i never see Texas again it will be too soon

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Posted by admin - April 10, 2015 at 8:12 am

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Have you ever been to Louisiana? What is your opinion of the state?

What did you SEE or DO or EAT that helped form your opinion of the state??? What part did you visit? I have heard that Northern Louisiana is not really “Louisiana” culture for what the state is know for. What was your favorite part of this state?? Thanks, any help is appreciated, I am doing research.

Ain’t ever been there

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Posted by admin - March 31, 2015 at 4:48 am

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louisiana culture fest

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Posted by Dwayne Coots - March 26, 2015 at 3:32 am

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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 admin - March 21, 2015 at 2:00 am

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(3) T K Hulin SoyBean Festival (Mid 1980’s)

Featuring “T K Hulin (The King) “Swamp Pop” Down home Louisiana music, with the style and performance only T K can give. Another Kenny G Productions, filmed on site at the Soybean Festival (mid 1980’s) in Milton Louisiana. Transcribed from an old VHS that weathered well to a movie of today’s time. Watch and step back in time with us as we take you back to a memorable moment.

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Posted by admin - February 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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Wayne Toups

Mardi Gras 2009 Lafayette, Louisiana “Wayne Toupes” Live!

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Posted by admin - February 17, 2015 at 4:09 pm

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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 admin - February 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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