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 17 - Coobie Joe Cajun Band
Saturday Feb 7 – Choupique
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)
NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER — June 28, 2014 CANCELED
LAKE CHARLES CHAPTER — July 18,19, 2014 Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, La
LE CADIENS du TECHE CHAPTER — Sept 20, 2014 Community Center 8AM – 5PM, New Iberia, La
GULF COAST CAJUN CHAPTER — Oct 18, 2014 VFW Hall, Hwy 87, Orange, Tx
BATON ROUGE CHAPTER — Nov 22, 2014 Lamar Dixon, Gonzales, La
Open/combined Board and General Meeting at 6:30 PM. Please come and invite a friend.
9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70810
CAJUN CUISINE DURING THE ECONOMIC DEPRESSION
The Depression began in the late 1920’s and lasted at least 10 years in Louisiana. No one had any money, children wore hand-me-downs (les seconde main) went barefoot (nu pieds) well into winter – some even to school (sans souliers). Cajuns that lived near water bodies or swampland fared better than most; they fished and ate all kinds of wild game out of necessity; game laws also seemed lax during those times. Young wild herons were plentiful and easy to take from a rookery (place a niche); and a wild Grosbec never needed to be fed as did chickens. Without money to buy shot shells, Cajuns resorted to mud balls dried in the sun and thrown to knock down fledglings.
They also imitated the whistle and quock of an adult bird to lure (decoy) young flyers – methods that may have been learned from Indians? Cajuns habitually continued eating Grosbecs at home and at hunting camps long after the economy improved-until in the late 1950’s and throughout the 60’s, when Federal Game Agents reminded hunters that an International Treaty Protecting Waterfowl also included Grosbecs.