Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Laissez les bons temps rouler

Mchael Doucet & BeauSoleil

Happy Fat Tuesday!  There´s nothing like Cajun music for getting the housework done.

From the Youtube post:

By capitalizing the "S" in the middle of BeauSoleil, the Cajun band's name becomes beautiful sun, but the truth is the band is named for an Acadian resistance fighter. Joseph Broussard Beausoleil fought the English in the mid-1700s during what is known as The Great Upheaval (or Le Grand Dérangement), when a British governor removed 10,000 French Acadians living in Nova Scotia from their homes by force. A number of them ended up in Louisiana. Living in the backwoods and bayous, they managed to hold onto at least some of their Acadian/Cajun culture through the years. 

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