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Zachary Richard & La Salle Voyage Reenactment (1982)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-03-21

Duration: 00:28:46

Subjects: RICHARD, ZACHARY | Cajun music | Festivals Acadiens | La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de, 1643-1687


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Cappel, Vicki Interviewer
  • Richard, Zachary Interviewee
  • Lewis, Reid Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from March 21, 1982, features the second part of Vicki Cappel’s interview with Cajun musician Zachary Richard. Her report also includes highlights of Richard’s performance at Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, Louisiana. James Fontenot then interviews Reid Lewis. He discusses his reenactment of French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle’s 1682 journey down the Mississippi River. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.