music and books
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".
Click on the links below for more information on these great artists.
Youtube - Diggy Diggy Lo
Youtube - Louisiana Man
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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