Two Common Folks have a not so common day as they learn lessons about love and life. This short comedy stars a Clown and Mime who are easily relatable to anybody, well maybe not the makeup.
Duration : 21 min 29 sec
View some of the fine works on display at the Tempe Festival of the Arts, held twice yearly in Tempe, AZ.
Duration : 1 min 51 sec
Ruy Teixeira explains why public opinion is shifting on issues such as gay marriage, stem cells, immigration, and other previously contentious topics.
Duration : 3 min 21 sec
Riley and the Mamou Playboys have been gracing this stage for more than 20 years now. They’ve only gotten better.
Duration : 0:4:0
A peppy little two-step that I learned from Dirk Powell.
Duration : 0:1:24
1. Colourful Life
2. Time Falls
3. The Race
4. Five Days
6. The Hill The View and The Lights
7. The Next Untouchable
Duration : 0:5:58
I mean, you would think that there would at least be some fringe group of Cajuns or something, but there isn’t.
I mean, Cajuns make up about 10-15% of the population of Louisiana, which, granted, isn’t much. But it’s nothing to scoff at. I mean, they’re a different ethnic group, they have a different language, culture, and quite frankly, they’ve been there longer than any American. And yeah, they may not make up an enormous amount of the population, but that doesn’t stop the French Canadians in Quebec.
So…..why is there no Cajun nationalism? Different culture, language, traditions, cuisine, etc..why no sepratist sentiment?
Because, sad to say, the French-speaking peoples of Louisiana, the Cajuns, Creole Whites and Creoles of Colour, have been forced to disregard their language and culture for the last 100 years. The English-dominated educational system made them feel shame for being French, and because of that they were more or less treated like immigrants and outsiders in a region where they have been living for over 400 years.
And while the Cajuns weren’t the first to reach the New World, they and the Creoles have inhabited the region for the last 300 years. New Orleans was French for two centuries before it became American, they never came to the United States, the United States came to them and trampled them underfoot with the imposition of a language and culture that was foreign to them while simultaneously degrading their own traditions. Sh*t, if I was a Cajun I would be mad as HELL and be PROUD to retain my language and culture today.