I’m doing a project on the Cajun and Creole Cultures of New Orleans. I know that a lot of people live in New Orleans and may be apart of these cultures. If you know any great information or can explain some stuff to me, I would love to know more! Thank-you. (:
Note that the Acadians (Cajuns) settled in south central Louisiana (around Lafayette) and not in New Orleans.
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is developing an online encyclopedia of Louisiana history and culture. KnowLA will be a comprehensive, dynamic online reference on the peoples, places, cultures, events, and institutions of Louisiana. The site will include entries with images, streaming audio and video files, as well as interactive timelines integrated into the texts. KnowLA will also offer resources and activities for teachers and students. The encyclopedia will be available free to users and will be accessible from any computer.
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This album is the story of a historical Louisiana musician in the making. Cedric Watson returned to his roots in Louisiana after growing up in Sealy, Texas so he could develop his Creole music in the towns and pastures where his predecessors once played. He is currently co-frontman of Lafayettes acclaimed Pine Leaf Boys (PLBs), whose recent Grammy nomination has ensured them a place in the Louisiana culture history books.
In his debut solo release, Cedric channels the talents of his influences, such as Bois Sec Ardoin and Canray Fontenot, but proves his chops as a writer and composer with the majority of the songs on the album either his own creations and/or arrangements. Cedric is also a multi-instrumentalist, as any PLBs fan can tell you, and he switches frequently between fiddle and accordion, at live shows and on this album. Being well-versed in the history of the music he plays, Cedric creates music with strong Creole roots, and branches out appropriately and deliberately into Cajun and Zydeco sounds. As a result, some tracks on this album are instant classics, while others are refreshingly new and different.
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Come on Pelosi – you and your "culture of corruption". You hypocrite – let us see your party do the right thing and demand Jefferson’s resignation.
Jefferson actualy was asked to resign, but had refused to step down. In his case, the legal system should decide what should be done about his alleged wrongdoings. Now, speaking of Louisiana politicians that should follow Craig’s lead….
Dateline : New Orleans, Louisiana
August 29, 2005
When the levees break…
Oh the humanity
Where’s my daughter
About my wife
Now swan song
Homes one night
Death the vulture
Memories floating by
Grown children cry
So much lost then
Unknown cost when
The levees break
What a difference a day makes
Is today not yesterdays tomorrow?
EP – Indeed it is.
They should of printed this on the front page of the Times-Picayune,
and tattooed on Brownie’s butt…..
Around Hammond area. Sorry I had to post here, I got smarta** remarks in the general post.
I went there. It was pretty fun. Lots of nice and rude people. The professors are good. It was actually pretty easy for a lot of my classes. The dorms are pretty new and some of the buildings are pretty new and nice. Of course, since this is the country, most of these students smoke weed a lot for fun, which I did not enjoy so I left. I prefer the big cities and clubbing. You often see crazy driving and people very high. The crime rate on campus was very high. It is just a very small rural area.
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.
I am considering moving to Louisiana next year. I have a good group of friends, support system and place of worship there that I am fairly connected with.
What I question is the environment/culture. I currently live in Wisconsin, and worry about the differences,
What is the food like? I’ve heard a vast array of things, and don’t know fact from fiction.
What is the wildlife like? What about insects?
I’ve heard there are roaches….if you get your home sprayed, will they still come around?
I am fine with the weather/temperature/etc. That will not bother me at all.
Is it a safe area to live (Baton Rouge)?
Is Louisiana a Republican or Democratic state overall?
What is the sales tax when you buy stuff…in Wisconsin it is 5.01%, wondering what it is in LA?
I have done a lot of research online, and have not found much on any of these subjects.
Thank you in advance.
The culture is unlike anywhere you may have been. It is very unique, but I have not ever heard of anyone complain yet about out way of living.
Food is very abundant and cheap. You will have many seafood restaurants to choose from, though we do have great steak restaurants also. Plus, many people have craw fish or crab boils, and both are very delicious.
Our wildlife is very spread out. We have bears, coyotes, shrimp, trout, ducks, and deer. We have many kinds of insects, just about anything you can think of. Roaches are plentiful, but if you keep up with a routine spray around your house, you should be fine.
Baton Rouge is a pretty safe area to live. We have well established neighborhoods and communities all around.
Louisiana is pretty dominant Republican state.
And our sales tax is currently at 4%
My Louisiana Culture
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Terrance Simien relates his My Louisiana experience.
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