Cajun & Creole Instruments: Triangle
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Cajun & Creole Instruments: Accordion
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Cajun & Creole Instruments: Fiddle
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Cajun & Creole Instruments: Frottoir
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History of Festivals Acadiens et Creole
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Acadiana Musical Families
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Music

In addition to being known as the Cajun & Creole Country, Lafayette, LA is also known as the Heartbeat of Acadiana and with good reason. Our distinctive mix of Cajun, Creole and Zydeco have people coming down from all over for a two-stepping good time. On any night of the week you can listen to live music while sampling some authentic Cajun & Creole cuisine or kickback with a sazarac that will have your taste buds dancing as much as your feet.

Chubby’s enthusiasm for his heritage and culture is present in every aspect of his life-both professional and personal. Read the Story
Bellows-driven, vibrating reed squeezebox known as the accordion was first manufactured in Germany. Learn the History
The frottoir is a percussive, rhythmic instrument present in Zydeco music and to a lesser extent, in Cajun music. Learn the History
Listen to the songs that have influenced these three remarkably accomplished young musicians. Read the Story
Activist, environmentalist, poet & singer-songwriter Zachary Richard’s roots are deeply planted in Louisiana. Read the Story
A bowed string instrument, the fiddle is central to the sound, culture, and history of Cajun music. Lear the History
The craft behind building the specialized instruments responsible for the music of Cajun Country is rarely, if ever,... Read the Story
A weekly playlist with a rundown of live music in the area curated by local musician Philippe Billeaudeaux. Listen To Playlists
Born, raised, and currently residing in Lafayette, LA Roddie Romero lives and breathes South Louisiana culture. Read the Story
The triangle is a simple, percussive, rhythm instrument central to Cajun music. Learn the History
The Savoy family preserves and shares in the bounty of their Cajun musical and cultural heritage. Read the Story
Listen to the songs that influenced the son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann, Joel Savoy. Read the Story

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