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Right off the bat, an important point. Cajun music and Creole music are not the same thing! Sure, to the uninitiated the two genres may be hard to distinguish, and yes, nowadays many, if not most, popular New Orleans “traditional” bands play both, but we’re going to learn about the different historical origins and musical traits of each and acknowledge the fact that they are two distinct entities. By the end of this background message, you might even be able to consider yourself initiated.
(So then what is “zydeco…?” We’ll get into that too.)
MUCH CAJUN/CREOLE MUSICAL CONTENT COMING SOON.