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Famous French Music

 

Cajun music played with a accordian, fiddle, guitar and washboard is called zydeco which is a pagan adaption of the french word haricot meaning frenchbeans. Louisiana swamp-pop boogie was invented by Crazy Cajun Records at www.musicenterprises.com.

 

Favorite cajun songs include 'Allons Dansé Colinda', 'Allous á Lafayette' and 'Jolie Blonde'.

 

'Te Deum' is the anthem for Franks, and for revolutionaries the anthem is 'La Marseillaise'.  The lyrics include "impure blood will water our fields".

 

The Cajun French Music Association (CFMA)

 

Click on the links below for more information on these great artists.

 

 

Zydeco

 

Alex Broussard

 

Zachary Richard - www.zacharyrichard.com

 

Nathan Abshire - Youtube - Jolie Blon

 

Doug Kershaw -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youtube - Diggy Diggy Lo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youtube - Louisiana Man

 

 

Jamie Bergeron

 

Wayne Toupes

 

The Pineville Boys

 

Sonny Landreth​ -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youtube - Zydeco Shuffle

 

Alvin Meaux and Anything Goes

 

Famous French Books

 

Democracy in America  by french count Toqueville and originally illustrated by the prince of Beaumont

 

du Contrat Social  by Jean-Jacques Rousseaux, an author of the royal court of Louis XIV

 

de Republique  by Francis Bodine

 

Histoire des Francs by St. Gregoire

 

Canterbury Tails by Geoffery de Chaucer (also said to be written by Thomas Mallory) is the first book in english and ezplains the battle and signing of the Magne Carte that supressed the english king.

 

Chanson de Roland

 

Roman de Charlemagne by Girard d'Amiens

 

de la Republique by Jean Francis Bodin

 

Misanthrope by Mouliere

 

Marriage de Figaro, Berber de Seville by Beaumarchaise

 

Carmen by Georges Bizet

 

Three Musketeers by Antoine Dumas

 

Cat in Boots

 

Cireno de Bergerac

 

Beauty and the Beast by Princess Louise de Beaumont

 

120 Days of Sodome by the Marquis de Sade

 

Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

Phantom of the Opera by Gerard LaRoux

 

From Earth to the Moon and

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vernes

 

J'Accuse by Emile Zola

 

Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

 

Le Grande Meaulnes by Alain Fournier

 

The Age of Louis XIV and Essay on the Customs and the Spirit of the Nations by Voltaire

 

Système de idées (System of Ideas), Lettres Persian (Persian Letters), De l'esprit des lois (Spirit of the Laws) by Montesquieu

 

"Deux Amis" by Guy De Montpassant

 

Autodafé by Voltaire, also Danzig and many more.

 

Medecin de Campagne by Honoré de Balzac

 

 

 

 

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