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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


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.





Alex Broussard


Zachary Richard -


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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