Cajun music is rooted in the ballads of the Acadians who made their way from Nova Scotia to the Bayou Lafourche area in the late 1700s. But it wasn't until the early 1900s when Jolie Blonde was recorded that the music was shared outside of bayou country.
Today there are many differing styles of "Cajun," from ballads to Zydeco to what's known as "chank-a-chank" to "Swamp Pop" popular in Louisiana's Cajun Bayou.
Click here to link to Pandora for a taste of "Swamp Pop" or other Cajun music genres.
And be sure to visit the Jean Lafitte Historical Park Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center for Monday night Cajun jam sessions.