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Festivals Acadiens et Creoles (2022)

La Veillée



Genre: French, Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-10-20

Duration: 00:13:00

Subjects: French language | Cajun French dialect | Creole dialects | Festivals Acadiens | Watson, Cedric | Cajun music | Zydeco music


  • LeBlanc, Drake Host
  • Orgeron, Caitlin Host
  • Lecoq, Christopher Editor
  • Ancelet, Barry Interviewee
  • Watson, Cedric Interviewee


This episode of the series “La Veillee” from October 20, 2022, features Drake LeBlanc and Caitlin Orgeron of Tele-Louisiane reporting on the role of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette in preserving Louisiana’s French language, music, and traditions over the past fifty years. They interview Barry Ancelet, festival founder. In the studio, Orgeron interviews musician Cedric Watson. He discusses: the importance of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles; learning the French language; and singing in both Cajun French and Creole French.