Categories: Louisiana Culture Tags: Kenny Guilbeau, kennygproductions, king pins, louisiana artist, Louisiana Culture, louisiana swamp pop, music, rox, swamp pop, swamp pop soul, travis matte, zydeco swamp pop
We may now have reached a period of national and global fatigue over the havoc wreaked by the spill. But as someone from Louisiana, I can attest that the disaster is very much pulsating through the daily lives of millions of people in the area. Though Louisiana is not the only place affected, it was certainly one of the most hardest hit by the disaster. Even after the hole is plugged, the damage done will last for decades, generations. A complete way of life, culture is under attack and it’s vital that we, as a nation, do not lose our sense of commitment to one of the most vital cultural traditions in the United States. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Just wondering, what is your perception of south Louisiana and the cajun culture? I went to New York about 20 years ago and I talked to people who asked me if I lived with alligators in my yard and if we all rode around in pirogues (small canoes) to go everywhere? What do you want to know about us?
I love all your answers, we are like everyone else. We just have spicy food, spicy music and spicy love lives! LOL
To grizzlyh – Baton Rouge is having more crime than before from all the people who relocated after hurricane Katrina, but it’s not like New Orleans. Unfortunately, N.O. has lots of black on black crime, I’m not making it up, I see it on the news everyday! But, I guess the NO police dept. is doing it’s best to minimize the crime problem. I only go to the French Quarter or to safe places in NO. I know where "not to go".
I figure Cajuns are just like everyone else with perhaps a bit of an accent and some differences in background and culture, just as a New Yorker is different from someone from Salt Lake City. Although I have met and been casual friends with more than one Cajun, I never asked about gators (even though gators fascinate me) or pirogues. I do like their sense of humor and jokes.
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What are some of your first thoughts when you hear the state mentioned or see something about it? What are some of your first assumptions when you think of Louisiana people. What do you know about Louisiana culture?
For those who don’t know: No, we aren’t popular for country music. There’s actually nothing "country" about us, unless it is some of the people who’ve moved in from the neighboring states. 🙂 Even the movies get our accents wrong. =)
As for Katrina, I know no one "mooching" off of the government from it. Trailers were given to residents after Katrina b/c they had no other place to go. *IF* the government actually gets these back they get destroyed, not even used for scraps. Whether someone lives in a Fema Trailer or not is there own business. And for some people, moving on is easier said than done.
But some people just won’t be able to understand unless they go through something similar – which I hope none of you have to do.
I think of it as a laid back, fun loving State.
I’ve read a lot and did a some research, now I would like to know the opinion of the citizens. The Grants for Grads Program is established in recognition that many Louisiana’s residents relocate from Louisiana upon completion of their college careers due to a perceived lack of economic opportunity. Homeownership reflects a commitment to remain in Louisiana and continue the tradition and culture of the state.
The grants for grads awards any Louisiana resident who has received an associate, baccalaureate, masters/postgraduate degree on or after January 1, 2008 and was:
As a LA resident I have been very aware of the outflow of LA college graduates. I have never heard of this program, but I see the need for it and I will definitely look into it.
Rare clip from KennyGProductions, back in time to October of 1987 at the once held in Milton Louisiana “Soybean Festival”
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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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If you’re an avid traveller, you’re likely to have taken all the ‘usual’ vacations – from beach breaks and mountain retreats to spa getaways. And if you don’t get the opportunity to travel much, you’ll undoubtedly want your trips to be extraordinary and well-worth your time. The reality is that while there are countless types of fulfilling recreational pursuits out there, travellers are always looking for new and interesting ways to spend their vacations. After all, everyone wants to come away with a holiday experience that’s not only unique, but unforgettable.
A gem in the realm of vacations has long been the culinary tour. Yet this type of getaway has kept a perpetual sense of novelty, quite simply because there are so many ways to relish it. When you go to a beach, you can expect sun, sand and waves; but when you take a tour reflecting all the cultural and culinary influences upon the cuisine of a region, you might come away with much more than you bargained for. Simply put, if you love travelling, enjoy trying new things and can’t get your fill of good food, a culinary tour is the perfect type of vacation for you.
No matter where you go these days, there’s something delicious to eat. But there are certainly parts of the US which boast a rich culinary history. One of these is undoubtedly New Orleans, Louisiana. Sure, New Orleans is famous for its Mardi Gras celebration and Jazz Fest; but the city, known as “The Big Easy,” is also world-renowned for its culinary customs. New Orleans is noted for its mix of cultures, each of which has held on to its past traditions in some way – and food, like music, just happens to be one of the most prominent of these traditions.
Tour the city’s most famous kitchens and dining rooms – particularly in the French quarter and along Bourbon Street – and learn about the many ethnic influences that have helped shape its history and unique cuisine. Pick up on the culinary contributions of historic restaurants in the area, dating from 1840 to present, and learn the distinctions between Creole and Cajun foods! No matter how you go about it, you can’t go wrong with a culinary tour in New Orleans.
Alternatively, why not combine a culinary tour with a wine-tasting excursion? Napa Valley, California is undoubtedly the ideal destination if this idea strikes your fancy. Napa Valley is the American capital of food and wine, and a region which attracts countless visitors from around the world each year. By touring a winery, you can come to appreciate the various processes involved in producing an exquisite wine – from harvesting and fermentation to ageing. And aside from all the fantastic culinary treasures and premium wines, you can expect stunning, picturesque scenery. Whether you’re a novice or an accomplished wine connoisseur, a wine and culinary tour in Napa Valley is guaranteed to delight you. Moreover, Napa Valley is just 30 miles north of San Francisco, so you could easily make your way down to try the culinary treats of the “Golden Gate City” – which includes those in America’s largest Chinatown.
If you’re considering a culinary tour, rest assured that you’ll find a number of fantastic options for accommodation – regardless of whether you’re off to the east coast, west coast or deep south. A culinary tour is truly one of the best ways to become acquainted with a city’s culture and unique character – so why not book a culinary tour today and prepare to have your taste buds dazzled!
Question by collegedudesoon: Am I the ONLY Louisiana citizen infuriated at the dismal status of our state?
Our governor and “representatives” continually utter the same tired rhetoric about our “unique culture” and “our spirit” when confronted with questions about Louisiana’s status as a “bottom-of-the-list” state. The abysmal condition of Louisiana (crime, poverty, healthcare, education, quality of life, etc.) isn’t going to be remedied because of our “joie de vie” or our mardi gras parades.
Answer by justbeingher
So quit complaining and collecting evidence and do something to help.
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