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Festivals Acadiens & All Saints' Day Traditions (1981)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-10-25

Duration: 00:26:20

Subjects: French language | Festivals Acadiens | RICHARD, ZACHARY | Cajun music | FESTIVALS | Catholic Church | All Saints' Day


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Cappel, Vicki Interviewer
  • Richard, Zachary Interviewee
  • Murie, Marcel Interviewee
  • Guirard, Tootie Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from October 25, 1981, features the first part of Vicki Cappel’s report from Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, Louisiana. She interviews Cajun musician Zachary Richard. Her report also includes highlights of Richard’s performance. James Fontenot then interviews Father Marcel Murie and Tootie Guirard. They discuss the All Saints’ Day, or La Toussaint, traditions in south Louisiana. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.