Sharing the food, music, culture, and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

Sounds of a Culture

In a region renowned for its rich cultural soundtrack, the ways musicians acquire their instruments is rarely, if ever, discussed. Yet without those instruments—many of them specialized for the musical world of South Louisiana—the music would not exist. Today, it might be easy enough for a working…

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Acadiana Musical Families

Marc Savoy Born in 1940, in the Acadian prairie town of Eunice, Marc Savoy remembers seeing and hearing a local tenant farmer named Hiram Courville play his accordion from his front porch each night. Marc not only longed for a “music box” of his own, but wanted to understand Courville’s deeper…

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