Cajuns Presentation was prepared by Davidova Galina Vaduhina Yulia
Cajuns The С ajuns are an ethnic group consisting of the descendants of Acadians who came from Nova Scotia (the areas of modern Canada) to Louisiana in the 18 cent. The name "Cajun" was given to them by English- speaking colonists when they settled in Louisiana.
Geography The state of Louisiana is divided into parishes: Avoyelles, Evangeline, St. Landry, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, Calcasieu, Jeff Davis, Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Iberville, Ascension, St. James, St. John The Baptist, St. Charles, Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche www.louisiana101.com
Geography The Cajuns prefer to settle in Acadiana “Golden triangle" area of Texas (Orange, Beaumont, and Port Arthur)
Language Cajun French is a dialect of the French language CODOFIL (the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) was established during the late 1960s Some differences : The same pronoun is used for first person singular and plural; je parle in French is the same in Cajun, but nous parlons in French is je parlons (in Cajun). [k],[t] is pronounced [tS]. [d] pronounced [dZ], as in the word Acadian.
Religious traditions Cajuns are predominantly Roman Catholic Mardi Gras is the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, a 40 day period of fasting and reflection in preparation for Easter Sunday.
Painting Floyd Sonnier. His subjects were usually rustic; farmers, tools, trees, nature, and old homes George Rodrigue. He is famous for his cycle of paintings “Blue dogs”
Literature Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is famous for his virsion of the Acadian Upheaval, "Evangeline" is probably the best known telling of the story. Mary Alice Fontenot wrote childrens stories
Food The foundation of Cajun cuisine is "the trinity": onion, celery and bell pepper Boudin is a type of sausage made from pork, pork liver, garlic and green onion, and other spices Gumbo exemplifies the influence of African and Native American food cultures on Cajun cuisine Jambalaya contains rice and almost anything else. Usually, however, one will find green peppers, onions, celery and hot chile peppers
Music The first form of traditional cajun music began before the 1900s in south Louisiana. The instruments traditional for cajun music are: fiddle Cajun accordion mandolins pianos and banjos
Zydeco Zydeco is a form of folk music influenced by the music of the French-speaking Cajuns. Usually fast-tempo, and dominated by the accordion (and/or a melodeon) and a form of a washboard known as a rub-board or frottoir; The music arose as a synthesis of traditional Cajun music with African-American traditions that also underpinned R&B and blues
Cajun-Zydeco festival Traditions of the festival have arisen still at the time of Creole Community Classic music was “La La” The first Zydeco festival was in 1982 Celebrates in the second week of June Consists from: zydeco music, folks and modern dances, attractions.
The Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum The Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a project of the Cajun French Music Association Was opened in 1930 The museum contains halls with vintage musical instruments, old music records, sculptures of musicians and also Hall of Fame
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys started in 1988 by Steve Riley and David Greely Their style has grown from exclusively traditional music of Rileys mentors Dewey Balfa, Belton Richard, and Walter Mouton They released a Best of compilation album in 2008