The History of the Accordion in Cajun Music

The History of the Accordion in Cajun Music

Learn how the accordion came to have such a major role in Cajun music. While most people don’t consider the accordion a classic instrument, the accordion has a long history of being a key component in Cajun music.  Read on to learn more about how the accordion made a place for itself in Cajun music

The Evolution of Zydeco Music

The Evolution of Zydeco Music

Learn how zydeco as we know it came to be. Zydeco music is an integral part of Louisiana’s culture and its colourful traditions and history makes it stand out from any other style of music.  Read on to learn more about how this incredibly unique style of music evolved over time. Zydeco music originated in

Cajun Culinary Terms Every Foodie Should Know

Cajun Culinary Terms Every Foodie Should Know

Do you love Cajun cooking?  Then here are some popular cooking terms you should know. Even if you’re familiar with Cajun food, there are a lot of cooking terms you might be unfamiliar with.  Expand your cooking vocabulary by learning some of these popular Cajun food and cooking terms. Andouille (ahn-DOO-ee) – a type of smoked

How You Benefit from Attending Live Concerts and Music Festivals

How You Benefit from Attending Live Concerts and Music Festivals

New study shows that getting out and attending concerts and music festivals is actually good for you. A new study out of Australia suggests that people who engage with music by attending concerts and dancing along are actually happier.  The study entitled “ If You’re Happy and You Know It: Music Engagement and Subjective Wellbeing,”

Cajun Cooking Facts

Cajun Cooking Facts

Learn more about Cajun cuisine. Cajun food is the rich, spicy, and delicious food coming out of Louisiana.  While many enjoy the taste of this type of cooking, they may not realize that this type of cooking in couched in history and tradition.  If you love Cajun food or if you’re simply interested in this

Perfect Songs for Your Thanksgiving Playlist

Perfect Songs for Your Thanksgiving Playlist

Set the mood for your Thanksgiving event with these festive additions to your playlist. While it’s easy to think of Halloween and Christmas songs, songs inspired by Thanksgiving are few and far between.  However, you should make sure that Thanksgiving isn’t overlooked.  To add an extra flair to your Thanksgiving celebrations, add these songs to

Cajun-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

Cajun-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

Try out these recipes to bring a little Cajun flair to your Thanksgiving dinner. Interested in spicing up your Thanksgiving festivities?  The consider trying out one of these Cajun-inspired recipes at your Thanksgiving feast.  From appetizers to side dishes, here are some tasty dishes that the whole family will enjoy! Crispy Fried Oysters Ingredients: 24

Common Thanksgiving Traditions Explained

Common Thanksgiving Traditions Explained

Ever wonder why the president pardons a turkey or why football is synonymous with Thanksgiving?  Then read on to learn how these Thanksgiving traditions came to be.  While your family probably has their own Thanksgiving traditions, there are several Thanksgiving traditions that the whole country celebrates.  Many of these traditions have roots in American history

Unique Louisiana Thanksgiving Traditions

Unique Louisiana Thanksgiving Traditions

Learn how the people of Louisiana celebrate turkey day. On November 23rd, families all across America will gather before a bountiful meal and give thanks for all their blessings.  While many of the same characteristics apply, the citizens of Louisiana add a little twist to their Thanksgiving festivities.  Read on learn about the unique holiday

5 Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in Music

5 Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in Music

Learn how your child can benefit from the magic of music. Here at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, we are clearly huge advocates for music! Awesome Cajun, Zydeco and Blues jams bring us happiness, and joy. The great thing about music is that it is enjoyed by people of all ages! Music