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a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia ('Cajun' comes from 'Acadian')

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THE North Wales Cajun and Zydeco weekend takes place in Conwy next weekend.
The fondly remembered Cajun band the Midlands Aces haven't appeared at any festival since the 1990's but three of it's members are reuniting especially for this weekend.
Furthermore, the role of languages, both French and English, has both a rich and tortured existence among the Cajuns, who during the pre-WWII years were prevented from speaking French at school under threat of punishment.
Aside from charting the evolution of Cajun characters, Hebert-Leiter recognizes Cable's and Chopin's late nineteenth-century depictions of sincere, communally oriented, rural Cajuns with less status than the Creoles in education and power.
While the Creoles arrived in Louisiana from France with money, education and class, the Cajuns - who had been kicked out of Nova Scotia - came with none of the above.
It was also evident in college when he led the Ragin' Cajuns to an upset of fifth-ranked Texas A&M.
No Place, Louisiana, by newcomer Martin Pousson, tells the semiautobiographical tale of a gay boy's Cajun family.
THE taste of Louisiana has come to Liverpool from a Cajun cook who gained inspiration from her grandmother's memoirs.
They will travel through the serene wilderness of America's largest freshwater swamp, the Atchafalaya Basin, and into the heart of Cajun culture.
The Journey into the heart of Cajun country, once made from New Orleans only by priogue (a boat Cajuns say "can float on a heavy dew"), can now be made by car in a few hours.
By late Saturday morning the Cajun Creole Music Festival in Simi Valley was flooded with revelers wearing colorful strands of beads while sampling a smorgasbord of Cajun delights and washing it down with a cold brew.
Similarly, while Brasseaux repeats his contention that nineteenth-century Cajuns were classless and preferred to remain so, he does not provide any primary source material to support his statements.
The Bruins were able to push across three runs in the fifth inning thanks to three hits and two costly Lady Cajun errors.
He also neglects to explain why a study of folk architecture is important to Cajun culture generally, or what, if anything, it reveals about Cajuns.
A celebration of Cajun culture, the two-act production offers among its attributes dynamic choreography by Monte and David Brown and a soaring original score by Richard Peaslee.