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Cajun Social Music
Various Artists
Cajun Social Music
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop, R&B
 
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Of the Louisiana French, the Acadians form the most homogenous group in the southwestern part of the state. Approximately four thousand settled in the Attakapas country, along the Bayou Teche, and Lafourche and Vermillion...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Cajun Social Music
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 3/13/1990
Re-Release Date: 7/13/1992
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop, R&B
Styles: Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, New Orleans Blues, Cajun & Zydeco, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074000625, 093074000649

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Of the Louisiana French, the Acadians form the most homogenous group in the southwestern part of the state. Approximately four thousand settled in the Attakapas country, along the Bayou Teche, and Lafourche and Vermillion bayous, coming in small groups over a thirty year period after the English dispersion of their Canadian settlement in 1755. Their descendants, who call themselves Cajuns, remain to a large extent an agricultural people who hold tenaciously to their ways. They quickly absorb, it seems, nearly every alien who comes in contact with them. Like the land, they are prolific.