Cajun Music & Culture
||This is one of my Cajun Accordions,
hand-made by Clarence "Junior" Martin of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Just a few years ago, during the course of a family history research project, I
developed an interest in the French music of North America.
Musical metaphors seemed to have evolved intact from seventeenth century France to
eighteenth century Canada, and were essential to my appreciation of the cultures and
lifestyles of my ancestors. Then I discovered that these same metaphors had also found
their way into the music of southern Louisiana. When I discovered Cajun music, I felt that
I had found a way to relive history.
- History of the Cajun Accordion
- Only ten buttons...but, Oh What A Sound!
- The Meloche Accordion
- Lovingly crafted by Marc Savoy, it brings to life the Cajun spirit of his grandfather.
- Accordion Builders I Would Recommend
- There are quite a few builders in Cajun Country, but I have first-hand experience with
only two of the best.
- The Marc Savoy Page
- Marc and his wife Ann Allen Savoy have teamed up to keep the tradition of authentic
Cajun music alive.
- The D.L. Menard Page
- Based in tiny Erath, Louisiana, this "Cajun Hank Williams" has circled the
globe bringing his distinctive brand of Cajun music to millions.
- Clarence "Junior" Martin Page
- Junior builds a fine accordion. I know...because I own one.
- Floyd Sonnier Gallery
- "Artist of the Cajuns" and proprietor of the Beau Cajun Gallery in Scott,
- Looking For Others Who Share My
Fascination With This Instrument
- Send An Email Message.
Mark Sponer, of Morrilton, Arkansas visited me this summer and had
a chance to play my Monarch.
- Savoy Cajun Band
- All about Marc and Ann Savoy "at-a-glance".
- The Cajun Music Hall of Fame
- In the heart of Cajun music country at Eunice, Louisiana. This is a fascinating place to
visit if you enjoy Cajun music.
- Cajun French Music Association
- Support the future of Cajun music by joining this organization. The newsletter is great.
- Bert Hek, accordionist for "DES FAIS DO-DO", was nice enough to comment on our
site. Check him out at this link.
- Cajun/Zydeco Music & Dance
- This might be the most comprehensive collection of links to Cajun sites. It's the place
to start if you don't know where to go for Cajun music and culture.
- Cajun Life
- Online Information and Travel Guide to Cajun Country in French Speaking Louisiana.
- The Classical Free-Reed
- This is a nonprofit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the advancement
of free-reed instruments (including the accordion) in the field of classical music.
- Cajun Links
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Last revised: February 24, 1998