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Mardi Gras is one of the most famous festival associated with Cajun and Zydeco music. Most people do not know that there are two versions of Mardi Gras, the well-known one in New Orleans and the country version. Pg. 297
The celebration of Mardi Gras originated from France in the Middle Ages. It was a day of craziness full of drinking, eating, singing and dancing before the Catholics practice Lent. When the French people migrated to Nova Scotia, Canada, they brought their celebration with them. Pg. 298
New Orleans’s French comes from a people of aristocracy and the Acadians that were exiles from Nova Scotia and later parts of South Louisiana after the Spanish took over. The French music associated with New Orleans was fundamentally Cajun music tied in with Blues, R;B, and Jazz that made the Zydeco version of French music.

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