Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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Louisiana is famous for its unique culture, not the least of which is its music. Though jazz may be the most well known type of Louisiana music, there are also several others to add to the zesty gumbo of toe-tapping local rhythms.

There’s swamp pop, the Cajun/Creole rhythm and blues hybrid of emotional lyrics and honky-tonk piano. You may have heard the name chank-a-chank, a term that is almost as fun to say as the music is to listen to. And let’s not forget zydeco, the Cajun dance music that features instruments like the accordion, guitar, and washboard. Warning: listening to these may have side effects of crawfish boils, dancing, and speaking French.

Whatever your preference, the Calcasieu Parish Public Libraries own the various types of music on CD and through our free downloadable music service, Freegal. Library card holders can check out up to 10 CDs at a time and are allowed 10 song downloads a week.

Click on the link below to access Freegal and type in your library card number and pin. Click on “Genre” and then “Cajun” to begin browsing our collection that includes artists such as Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns, Clifton Chenier, and Wayne Toups.

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