Saturday, January 10, 2015

Three Cajun music artists nominated for the 57th/2015 Grammy Awards


Category 51. 
BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM 

Album: Light The Stars
Artist: Bonsoir, Catin 
Genre: Cajun
Label: Valcour Records

Album: Hanu 'A'ala 
Artist: Kamaka Kukona
Genre: Indigenous Hawaiian
Label: Hanu Arts & Entertainment

Album: Love's Lies
Artist: Magnolia Sisters
Genre: Cajun
Label: Arhoolie Records

Album: The Legacy
Aritst: Jo-El Sonnier
Genre: Cajun
 Label: Takau Records

Album: Ceremony
Artist: Joe Tohonnie Jr.
Genre: Apache/Indigenous American
Label: Cool Runnings Music

No Zydeco music artists were nominated this year.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Online radio stations


Last updated on July 6, 2013.

The stations should function properly using any browser. This blogger has tested them all on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.

Bienvenue en Louisiane, hosted by Wayne Greene out of Dallas, Texas broadcasts on Live365* in stereo. The station's playlist consists of contemporary and classical Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music recordings.

Radio Louisiane is hosted by Cajun French-speaking DJ 'Tee' Mick Abed out of Jennings, Louisiana who broadcasts contemporary and classic Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco selections on Live365 in mono audio.

Cajun Music Radio Network, which includes some Zydeco tunes, Zydeco Music Radio, and Bons Temps Zydeco broadcast on Live365 in mono audio.

Cajun Radio broadcasts Cajun music in AM mono over the airwaves in Lake Charles and Jennings, Louisiana. Upon entering the website, click on "Listen" to listen online.

Cajun Fest broadcasts Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and New Orleans Jazz music on AddictedToMusic.com in stereo via the media player of your choice.

Gumbo Radio broadcasts out of Louisiana on Live365 in stereo. The playlist consists of a mix of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Blues, R&B, Jazz, Rock, Funk, and Soul music.

Zydeco Online out of Louisiana is a Zydeco information website that includes a stereophonic music jukebox player with Zydeco selections. The site also has occasional live stream broadcasts.

Zydeco Zity Radio, which also plays Cajun music, broadcasts out of the Netherlands live every Sunday in stereo.

Passion Country Mégantic broadcasts out of Quebec in stereo but is not a Cajun/Zydeco music station. The playlist primarily consists of American-style country music sung in French, mainly by artists from Quebec and the neighbouring maritime provinces. The playlist also includes some English-language country music.

KBON fm broadcasts Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop music out of Louisiana in stereo.

Following the online radio stations listing is the link to the Rendevous Des Cajuns Radio Show, which broadcasts live Cajun and/or Zydeco band performances every Saturday beginning at 18:00 (6:00 PM) Louisiana time. The broadcast is streamed in stereo through Louisiana PBS fm radio station KRVS, which can be accessed by scrolling down and clicking on the Schedule Link for the current month followed by the KRVS link, and then MP3 to select the audio player you wish to listen to the broadcast on.

*About Live365: California-based Live365 has over 10,000 radio stations that stream from many countries. It is compatible with all browsers and can be listened to online in almost every nation. Basic membership is free, but with occasional commercial interruptions. Some stations can only be listened to if you sign up for one of the Live365 paid VIP membership packages. With VIP, listening is commercial-free. First-time Live365 registrants can access the VIP stations for a free 5-day trial.

Winamp Media Player can be downloaded for free. Features include its 'Shoutcast' radio stations which are all free-listening.  

Link:
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Southern Comfort

Below is a great Cajun music scene from the 1981 film Southern Comfort, starring Keith Carradine and Powers Boothe. It was filmed on location in a Louisiana Cajun bayou village. The musicians include popular classic Cajun artists Dewey Balfa on fiddle and vocal, and Marc Savoy on the accordion. (Marc was also the production's Cajun music consultant). The first complete song performed in the scene is "Parlez-Nous a Boire". The second tune is "Jolie Fille".

Eu dessous est une grande scène de musique cadienne du film Southern Comfort (Confort Méridional) avec Keith Carradine et Powers Boothe. Il a été filmé dans un village cadien dans les bayous (marais) de Louisiane. Les musiciens incluent les artistes cadien classiques et populaires Dewey Balfa sur le violon et le chant, et Marc Savoy sur l'accordéon. (Marc était aussi le consultant de musique cadienne de la production). La première chanson entièrement dans la scène est "Parlez-Nous a Boire". Le deuxième air est "Jolie Fille".