Posts Tagged south Louisiana

Sometimes Life Sucks

Do you ever think back and remember exactly where you were and what you were doing at a certain time in your life? The year was 1971, I was 10 years old, my mom called me into the kitchen, she said that she needed to tell me something important. She said, your daddy is very […]

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Beau Jocque

I distinctly remember the first I heard the late great Mr. Beau Jocque  for the first time.  I was playing guitar for Joe Douglas and Bayou Magic back around 1991-1992.  Joe said, “Hey T-boy, I got something I want you to listen to.” He then played Beau Jocque’s  new album – Beau Jocque & the […]

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What’s in a name? Everything, if you want to claim to be Cajun

Click the play button – Amosmoses: So you think you’re a Cajun! OK, so you were born and raised in South Louisiana. You eat crawfish and hunt alligators. You can pronounce boudin, Courtboullion, and Atchafalaya, no sweat. You have what those other people think is a funny accent. I hate to be the one to […]

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What is Cajun?

Cajuns are an ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles (French-speaking settlers from Acadia or Nova Scotia, in the maritime provinces of what is now Canada). Today, the Cajuns make up a significant portion of south Louisiana’s population, and have exerted an enormous impact on the state’s culture. If […]

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Cajun Accent

Play Song Amosmoses: This post contains the correct pronunciations of Cajun family names as well as everyday words and phrases, they’re not pronounced the way they look! The links at the bottom of this page opens the lists of Cajun names and words with audio samples. The first thing I notice when I travel a […]

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