Louisiana Culture

Sesame Street film – Louisiana Zydeco music

Even though I don’t live there, I love this music.

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Posted by mark - March 8, 2017 at 8:26 am

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KnowLA, the Online Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture

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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Posted by mark - March 4, 2017 at 6:46 am

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Natchitoches Pies

This is a documentary about the famous Natchitoches meat pies and the restaurant that started it all, Lasyone’s. “LGC PRODUCTIONS” is NOT the name of the company that made this. That was just a temporary name using my initials.

Duration : 0:7:47

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Posted by mark - February 27, 2017 at 3:33 am

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Tide of Tears: The Collapse of the Cajun Coast

Tide of Tears is a sobering expose’ of a culture teetering on the edge of extinction and what the United States stands to lose if nothing is done to save it.

Duration : 0:5:29

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Posted by mark - February 25, 2017 at 2:41 am

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Why was the Creole culture important during the 1930s and 40s in Louisiana?

thanks to anyone who can help!!

Needed the x collateral

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Posted by mark - February 24, 2017 at 2:23 am

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Creole Common Routes; St.Domingue (Haiti) – Louisiana Part 2

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 mark - February 23, 2017 at 1:32 am

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Cajun – Nathan Abshire – French Blues – slide

Cajun accordionist Nathan Abshire’s “French Blues”. One of his best songs. Slide is my tribute to a Louisiana crawfish boil. I hope, for you Louisiana natives who have moved away, or a friend of Louisiana culture, you enjoy the music, and can smell and taste the mudbugs.

Duration : 0:2:36

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Posted by mark - February 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

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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!

Duration : 0:4:43

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Posted by mark - February 15, 2017 at 9:10 pm

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Whats the best advice to start adding seafood into my diet?

I have never had the urge to eat seafood in my first 20 years. I am moving down south in which a huge part of the culture is seafood. I almost feel obliged to start eating this diet. Whats some seafood i can eat that will draw me in and not gross me out? They have such an obsession with crab down in louisiana, whats the best way to eat crab? thanks for your replies!

Boiled or Grilled — Start with Salmon — it has a mild taste. I’ve had crab legs boiled and also had them grilled — it depends … both of those ways are good, and with a little melted butter (dip the meat in it — you will need to crack the shell), it tastes great.

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Posted by mark - February 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm

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Travis Matte 1

Travis Matte plays at Rox in Baldwin Louisiana 2010

Duration : 0:7:17

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Posted by mark - February 1, 2017 at 1:56 pm

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