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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,”

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

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

The 44s to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The 44s to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The 44s will be playing at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival–don’t miss out on the chance to experience their great music! The 44s are a band based in Los Angeles who play Blues-roots-rock music. The raw and tough sounds generated by these four expert musicians demand to be heard by all Blues music fans worldwide.

Top Jazz Bars in LA County

Top Jazz Bars in LA County

Jazz is best enjoyed live as each member of the band is orchestrating and creating on the spot, with experience and intuition to guide them.  Jazz can teach us a lot about the art of music and discipline. Discipline is the one thing that all successful people have in common, and music is a great

The Yardbirds to Perform at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The Yardbirds to Perform at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The Yardbirds will perform at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival this year–make sure you get your tickets before it’s too late! The Yardbirds are an electrifying and eclectic band that were way ahead of their time when rock-n-roll was the most popular music among people. They melded heavy rock, wild riffs and jams,

Dancing to Jazz: How Do You Do It?

Dancing to Jazz: How Do You Do It?

Crowds all over jazz festivals seem to have inherent dance steps for jazz. They twirl in the middle of big canvas tents and couple-dancing on a plywood riser to the beautiful melodies of jazz.  Back in the early twentieth century, dancing to jazz would not have raised an eyebrow because it was the music. In 2017, however,