What is the name of the Mardi Gras song?

What is the name of the Mardi Gras song?

Go to the Mardi Gras—Professor Longhair “Go to the Mardi Gras,” first recorded in 1949, by Roy “Baldhead” Byrd, also known as Professor Longhair. The definitive version was recorded in 1959 for the Ron label. Some say it’s the most popular Carnival record ever made.

Who wrote the Mardi Gras song?

Go to the Mardi Gras

“Go to the Mardi Gras”
Single by Professor Longhair
Length 2:45
Label Ron
Songwriter(s) R. Byrd and T. Terry

Where is Cajun Mardi Gras?

You may be familiar with the New Orleans-style Mardi Gras, but have you ever danced for a chicken at a Cajun Country Courir de Mardi Gras? Chase that chicken!!! It’s just part of the Cajun Mardi Gras tradition.

What is a krewe anyway?

What is a krewe, anyway? A krewe is a group of people who get together to party during Mardi Gras, and faithfully uphold the party spirit throughout the year.

What is Cajun person?

Cajun, descendant of Roman Catholic French Canadians whom the British, in the 18th century, drove from the captured French colony of Acadia (now Nova Scotia and adjacent areas) and who settled in the fertile bayou lands of southern Louisiana. The Cajuns today form small, compact, generally self-contained communities.

What is a courir?

The traditional courir—the French word for run—is led by the capitaine followed by costumed and masked participants on horseback, foot or trailer. They make their pilgrimage, singing and dancing to collect ingredients to make a communal gumbo, the highlight being the chicken that is chased and caught.

What is Cajun dancing called?

Cajun Jitterbug is a style of Cajun dancing with two variations. The main style is a classic two-step form of a six-count East Coast Swing, which is differentiated from the one-step Cajun Jig.

What is Cajun dance music called?

Zydeco (/ˈzaɪdɪˌkoʊ/ ZY-dih-koh or /ˈzaɪdiˌkoʊ/ ZY-dee-koh, French: Zarico) is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole speakers which blends blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native American people of Louisiana.

What does krewe mean in French?

Noun. krewe (plural krewes) A private organization in New Orleans or elsewhere that exists to stage a Mardi Gras Ball, Mardi Gras Parade, or both.

Why must krewe members be masked?

Why do krewe members in parades wear masks? Masking became a tradition because, during early Carnivals, people put on masks to be able to mingle outside their class and keep their reputation untarnished.

Is Cajun white or black?

Today, common understanding holds that Cajuns are white and Creoles are Black or mixed race; Creoles are from New Orleans, while Cajuns populate the rural parts of South Louisiana. In fact, the two cultures are far more related—historically, geographically, and genealogically—than most people realize.