Zachary Richard co-produced and narrated this award-winning LPB documentary which tells the story of the Acadian people from their origins in France, their immigration to Nova Scotia, their expulsion by the British and their eventual relocation in South Louisiana. It also looks at the battles to keep the Cajun culture alive and efforts to preserve the French language in Louisiana.
Tracing Louisiana's Cajun history, beginning with the arrival of French settlers in Nova Scotia in 1604 and including re-creations, vintage clips and vintage stills. Among the Cajun musicians performing are Zachary Richard (who also narrates), Dewey Balfa and Beausoleil's Michael Doucet.
The story of the Acadian people!
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Louisiana State University. 10:00 PM Monday on LPB.
Academy Award-winning animated short and game/storytelling app/novel!
Credit: New-York Historical Society - "Great Egret," painted in Louisiana 1821
Featuring An All-Star Lineup of Bayou State Musicians!
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