Prairie Acadian Cultural Center - Eunice
Cajun music and dance workshops: Mark your calendar, get out your dancing shoes, and rosin up the bow---in June the Cajun French Music Association Acadian Chapter in Eunice will present a series of free workshops at the center that are guaranteed to improve your musical skills and your Cajun two-step. The workshops will offer Cajun dancing, fiddle, and accordion lessons (accordion will be offered at beginner and advanced levels). Workshops are scheduled 7:00-8:00 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday beginning Tuesday, June 2, and ending Thursday, June 18. Participants may attend as many or as few sessions as they like.
Waltz on in to the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice to discover the life of Louisiana's prairie Cajuns through ranger programs, exhibits, artifacts, and films. Kids can explore the center and earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center's museum store sells craft items, books from cookbooks to children's stories, and CDs, including "From One Generation to the Next," a CD produced by the center's rangers that tells the story of Cajun and zydeco music. Admission to the center is free. Follow these links for the park's calendar of events, exhibits, and programs; for directions and transportation options; and for accessibility information.
250 West Park Avenue, Eunice
Open Wednesday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays and December 25. Useful information about public transportation, regulations on pets, etc., is available here.
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Cajun and Creole music were born and raised in Louisiana and now are loved worldwide. Where did this music come from? How has it changed over the decades? You can find out with From One Generation to the Next, a landmark CD and DVD that shares the story of Cajun and Creole music in Louisiana. The project was produced by rangers from the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center and features local musicians playing traditional songs. The CD includes a booklet describing each tune's origins and its place in Louisiana music history; it's on sale now at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center. The DVD, produced as a free educational project for area schools, features musicians discussing how they learned to play, how they've changed traditional music, and how traditional music has changed them. Pick up a CD and get ready for a musical journey that takes you From One Generation to the Next!