The Cajun French Music Association (CFMA), Baton Rouge Chapter is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of our Cajun music, Cajun dance, Cajun language and heritage. We are a non-profit 501-C3 organization that has been in existence for over 25 years. We take pride in a long history of presenting authentic Cajun dances in Baton Rouge.
UCT Hall-11175 Florida Blvd, 2 miles east of Airline Hwy at Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Please check the Fun Section of The Advocate for our ads. Also check our website, www.batonrougecajundance.com & Clarence’s site (Cajunradio.org) for dance date and bands.
Saturday Jan 11 – Ganey Arsement & The Lakeside Gamblers (Black & Gold Dance)
Saturday Feb 22 – Wallace Trahan & Rice and Gravy (Mardi Gras Dance)
Plan your next party at a Cajun French Music Assn. Dance. You bring the cake and party food, we provide the hall and the band… all you do is pay the admission! And we’ll even teach you to Cajun dance. Moderate priced beer, wine, soft drinks, and bottled water are available but you may bring your hard liquor, celebration cakes and party foods. (Please no ice chest or sterno)
Open/combined Board and General Meeting at 6:30 PM. Please come and invite a friend.
9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70810
What’s in a name . . . . . . .
From our La. French Dictionary: mache-pain or masse-pain is any kind of plain cake without icing, as a loaf /sponge / pound/or ginger cake. Also, the layer of a cake, as “we will bake a cake (avec trois mache-pain) with three layers”.
Father Daigle spelled it massepain (no hyphen) and said it was gingerbread or marzipan. From our American Heritage Dictionary: In German, marzipan is a confection that includes almonds, and was also called marchpane. In Italian, marzapane is a fine box for confections, and originally was a box containing a tenth of a load. In Venetian , metapan is a coin bearing a seated image of Christ, or a 10% tax. In Arabic, mawthaban meant a seated king, or a coin with a similar figure that was used at the time of the Crusades. The evolution of names is understandable, but a word that meant a tax or a medallion in Europe, and now means a layered cake to Cajuns, is puzzling.