Tears, Love and Laughter : The Story of the Cajuns and Their Music

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9780961424510: Tears, Love and Laughter : The Story of the Cajuns and Their Music

Now in its fourth edition, this book has been called, "the best introduction to the best of the Cajun heart and soul". It tells the history of the Cajuns from the time they left France to their resettlement in Southwest Louisiana. Paperback only, 155 pages, 5.5x8.5 inches

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First published in 1972, Pierre Daigle and Swallow Publications have brought back this book and expanded it to include more about Cajun music and its musicians from southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. Refered to as, the best introduction to the best of Cajun heart and soul, it was carefully researched and written to tell the history of the Cajuns from the time they left France in 1604 and settled in Canada, to 1755 when they were driven out of their country by the British army, to their resettlement in southwest Louisiana. The second part of this book is about the exciting and unique Cajun music including photos and stories of 70 best known Cajun musicians, including legends like Joe Falcon, Iry Lejune, Nathan Abshire, Lawrence Walker, Leo Soileau, Harry Choates, Amedee Ardoin, Dewey Balfa and many others.

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This book is for everybody, but only Cajuns will really understand it. By Cajun I mean anyone who has Cajun blood. Your name may be Lyons, Elkins, Young, and so on, but if you will look on both sides of your family you'll find a Doucet, LeBlance, Dupuis, or Breaux, etc. in your family tree. You are a Cajun. If you ever were ashamed of that fact, you won't be after you have read this book.

I started writing this book for children, so that the young children of southwest Louisiana would know the history of their ancestors, but when I got going, I found I couldn't stop. You'll find the history part is written so that any child ten years old or older can read it and understand it. But unless you have a good knowledge of Acadian history you'll find much there to please and surprise you.

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