Event Title

Cajun Music’s Influence on Cajun Culture

Presenter Information

Christine McElreavy, French

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Katherine Harrington

Abstract

This research article will delve into the influence of Cajun music on Cajun culture in present day Louisiana. This involves looking to the past to see what Cajuns have gone through, researching the origin of Cajuns, the distinctive elements of Cajun music, notable aspects of Cajun culture, common Cajun stereotypes, with the goal of finding the signification of Cajun music in their culture. The purpose of this paper is to shine more of a light on the importance of Cajun music and the hardships Cajuns have gone through as a culture, as many New Englanders may not know much about this southern subculture.

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Start Date

5-2-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

5-2-2019 3:00 PM

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Cajun Music’s Influence on Cajun Culture

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

This research article will delve into the influence of Cajun music on Cajun culture in present day Louisiana. This involves looking to the past to see what Cajuns have gone through, researching the origin of Cajuns, the distinctive elements of Cajun music, notable aspects of Cajun culture, common Cajun stereotypes, with the goal of finding the signification of Cajun music in their culture. The purpose of this paper is to shine more of a light on the importance of Cajun music and the hardships Cajuns have gone through as a culture, as many New Englanders may not know much about this southern subculture.