Creole Common Routes; St.Domingue (Haiti) – Louisiana Part 3

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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Hot Pepper (1973)

The great French accordionist, Clifton Chenier, mixes rock and blues with his unique version of Zydeco music, a pulsating combination of Cajun French with African undertones. The film winds his music through the bayous and byways of the countryside.

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Posted by admin - June 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm

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Q&A: Ok, here’s a hard one for you all….your answers could produce a Christmas present for somebody….?


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Question by manatee lover: Ok, here’s a hard one for you all….your answers could produce a Christmas present for somebody….?
Looking for the name of an old gentleman that used to host his own cooking show. He used to wear bibb over-alls….he drank a glass of wine with all of his meals….he was heavy-set…he was based in Louisiana ( I think ) and cooked mainly cajun/creole dishes……He had a wonderful sense of humor and never failed to insert it into his cooking “lesson”. My new boyfriend had one of his cookbooks but lost it. I’d like to suprise him with a replacement. Any help would be appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by el_train_73
Paul Prudhomme?

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Posted by Dwayne Coots - June 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm

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Cajun corned beef hash

with eggs n biscuits

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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 admin - June 16, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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What country music artist’s ran for the Lieutenant’s Governor’s office for the State of Louisiana?


Sammy "the man with the golden voice" Kershaw

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Posted by admin - June 15, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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Theresa Andersson @ LMF 2008 PT2

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Theresa Andersson
Louisiana Music Factory In-Store
September 6, 2008

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we r trying to get info on Louisiana! sports?

what r the name of the NBA team. we would also like a site to go to look at houses up close. like i Lutcher and tibidox

the team name is the New Orleans Hornets

here are houses:
http://www.homegain.com/homes_for_sale/LA/hsx_state_page

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 04 15 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Today
Apr 15
Scattered Strong Storms / Wind 83°/60° 40 %
Sat
Apr 16
Sunny 79°/55° 0 %
Sun
Apr 17
Sunny 78°/64° 0 %
Mon
Apr 18
Mostly Sunny 83°/71° 10 %
Tue
Apr 19
Partly Cloudy 84°/72° 10 %
Wed
Apr 20
Isolated T-Storms 85°/70° 30 %
Thu
Apr 21
Isolated T-Storms 86°/68° 30 %
Fri
Apr 22
Mostly Sunny 85°/68° 20 %
Sat
Apr 23
Isolated T-Storms 86°/67° 30 %
Sun
Apr 24
Scattered T-Storms 84°/62° 30 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  It’s finally Friday but not the pretty day we have been used to. Spring has always been my favorite time to be in the Quarter. The high will be eighty-one degrees today.  But tonights low will only drop into the seventies. The forecast is showing alot of rain and some strong storms for today and tonight.  It never hurts to keep the umbrella handy. the sun will be back tomorrow and stay with us until probably mid-week.  There is still lots going on in the city as usual.  Jazz Fest is just around the corner so be planning your attack.  I will  be at the 1850’s House Store sigining books in a couple of weeks. I will let you know exact dates as I get them. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by admin - June 12, 2015 at 11:19 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 10 12 12

Hello NOLA!  It’s Friday y’all!  Are you ready for a fabulous weekend in the Big Easy?  I know I am.  The Louisiana Seafood festival is happening in Woldenberg park, lots of food and entertainment.  And that is not the half of it.  See you out there!

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Oct 12 Sunny 85°/68° 0 %
Sat Oct 13 Sunny 86°/72° 0 %
Sun Oct 14 Partly Cloudy 84°/71° 10 %
Mon Oct 15 Scattered Showers 81°/64° 30 %
Tue Oct 16 Sunny 81°/67° 0 %
Wed Oct 17 Sunny 82°/68° 0 %
Thu Oct 18 Partly Cloudy 77°/61° 10 %
Fri Oct 19 Scattered Showers 78°/62° 60 %
Sat Oct 20 Scattered Showers 79°/62° 30 %
Sun Oct 21 Sunny 79°/63° 0 %
Last Updated Oct 12 08:12 a.m. CT

Today is back up there as far as temps go. But it will be a nice sunny day. According to the weather report for today it will be sunny with a high near 85F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph .  Still not exactly fall temps but it could always be worse. I’m ready for my morning walk.  See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

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