LACréole Show

LACréole Show

LACréole Show, l'émission en français et en kouri-vini (créole louisianais) par les jeunes louisianais et pour les louisianais.... Show More

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March 5, 2021 14 min

In the 7th episode of this season, we sit with Irving Bernard (Irving Cowboy), in front of his barn, to discuss his life, racism, racial segregation, the process of Americanization, and Creole and French in Louisiana.   

A special thank you to the West Baton Rouge Museum for their financial support of this episode. West Baton Rouge Museum is an educational resource committed to researching, collecting, preserving and presenting arti...

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In episode 6 of season 3 of the LACréole Show (in English / en anglais), host and founder Taalib Auguste speaks with Sean Ardoin, renowned musician and candidate for Mayor in Lake Charles, on his passion for Louisiana music, language, and culture, his plans to rebuild and revitalize Lake Charles in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, and his ongoing campaign for Mayor of Lake Charles.

Sean Ardoin is a twice Grammy-nominated Zydeco mus...

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In the 5th episode of this season, we sit with Vincent Sciama to discuss his leading role as Le Consul Général de France à la Nouvelle-Orléans, the cultural and economic relations between France and Louisiana, and the support from France towards our immersion schools in Louisiana.  

The honorable Vincent Sciama is Le Consul Général de France in Louisiana. He is responsible for economic relations, policies, culture, and education bet...

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In the 4th episode of this season, we sit with Dr. Jerry Parker, French and Spanish professor at SELU, about the importance of a curriculum based around the franco-louisianais perspective for the building of an identity amongst Louisiana's students and the necessity of immersive experiences outside of the classroom. 

Dr. Parker is a teacher and director of the center of foreign languages at the University of Southeastern in Hamm...

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January 29, 2021 21 min

Join us as we sit with Charles Larroque and discuss his career as a teacher, cultural activist and creator, the reclamining of the Louisianan identity culturally and linguistically, and the economic opportunities that French can help create in the state. 

Former executive director of CODOFIL, Charles Larroque has played several roles in the Louisiana Francophone. He has worked as a French teacher and social studies teacher notably i...

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January 22, 2021 12 min

Join us as founder and host Taalib Auguste sits down with Bryan Dupree to discuss his life, passion for the French language, literature, and his ultimate decision to open a bilingual bookstore in downtown Lafayette.

Bryan is the co-owner and co-founder of Beausoleil Books, a bilingual bookstore in downtown Lafayette that opened in 2020 during the pandemic. As a lawyer in training, he decided to establish this bookstore dedicated to ...

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January 22, 2021 26 min

Join us for the premiere of season 3 as we sit down with Syd Horn and Olivia Perillo, the creative team behind the documentary film Intention, the 2019 recipient of the #CreateLouisiana grant for Louisiana Film productions with a connection to the French Language.

Intention tells the stories of 12 women who are artists, healers, and practitioners of the unique culinary, musical, and cultural traditions of South Louisiana's dive...

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January 22, 2021 22 min

Join us as we sit down with Father Jason Vidrine and discuss how religion plays an integral part of the identity of Louisiana. 

Father Vidrine is a native of Ville Plate, Louisiana. He is active in the Cajun community of Louisiana. He supports the initiatives to sustain and develop the presence of French in services and catholic activities in Acadiana.  

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Join us as we speak with Jiazan Chanthavongsy and Zoie Taylor about French Immersion, the mentality of Louisianans towards language, and the advantages of speaking two languages in the state. 

Zoie Taylor is the fonder and owner of Bronzage, a local salon in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. She received her masters in Francophone Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and she was a French immersion teacher for several years....

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January 22, 2021 17 min

Join us as we sit down with Herbert Wiltz and discuss the Creole Language of Louisiana (also known as Kouri-Vini), his efforts to teach the language, and the culture of the generations to come. 

Mr. Wiltz is a teacher of languages of Louisiana and a specialist in the Creole language of the state.  He is one of many key directors of the organization CREOLE Inc. CREOLE Inc is an organization who's mission it is to defend the ident...

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November 7, 2020 22 min

Join us as we speak with Lawson Ota about Louisiana's languages (Creole and French), history of the Creole community of the state, and the diverse experiences of the different ethnic and socio-economic groups who make Louisiana unique. 

Lawson Ota is the founder and owner of "Tours by Marguerite", a touristic company focused on the Creole culture of New Orleans and the pioneers in the development de this heritage during ...

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November 5, 2020 28 min

Join us as we speak with Sam Craft about his music, his passion for the French language, the linguistic debates, and the role that New Orleans plays in the Francophonie.

Sam is a musician and a member of the group Sweet Crude. He is also a co-founder and host of Les Nouvelles-Orléans with New Niveau.

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October 23, 2020 25 min

Join us as we speak with Ethan Castille about the youth of Louisiana, the potential of our culture and his dreams for the show, Télé-Louisiane, and Louisiana in general. 

Ethan is a native of Lawtell, Louisiana. Ethan is a collaborator and cameraman for LACréole Show and is an associated photographer for Télé-Louisiane. He currently resides in Baton Rouge and is a wedding photographer.  

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October 19, 2020 30 min

Join us as we speak with Rachel Doherty about the multiple identities of Louisiana, the cultural resistance by the community, and the importance of continuing the practices of the culture and our ancestors. 

Rachel Doherty is a doctoral student in Francophone studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Activist for the language and culture of Louisiana, and is also a member of the committee  for Feux Follets.

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October 9, 2020 12 min

Join us as we speak with Chase Cormier about his work a ULL (University of Louisiana in Lafayette), his defense of the French language, his work on "Feux Follets", and his attachment to Louisiana and Acadiana. 

Chase Cormier has a doctorate in Francophone studies at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and the redactor in chief of Franco-Louisianan literature in "Feux Follets"        

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October 3, 2020 27 min


Join us for our épisode ensemble! Co-hosts Amelia Dunn and Beau Brown speak with host and owner/founder of LACréole Show Taalib Auguste about their experiences with the Coronavirus in relation with education and cultural/language revitalization.

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September 26, 2020 18 min

Join us as we sit down and chat with Lindie-Guidry Neal as we talk about her Houma native heritage, love for Louisiana, and her work at Laura: Site de l'Héritage Créole de la Louisiane. 
Lindie is a bilingual guide at Laura plantation, graduate of Nicholls University, and teacher in Lafourche Parish. She is passionate about the unique culture and environment of Louisiana. She has also spent time in France and Canada for research...

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September 20, 2020 35 min

Join us as we speak with Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) to discuss Louisiana's unique cultural fabric and its enormous economic potential as well as his past work leading up coastal restoration, obstacles he faced from the federal government, and his thoughts on ongoing discussions around police shootings and racial divisions. 

Congressman Graves represents the 6th district of Louisiana covering much of the area around Baton R...

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September 18, 2020 24 min

Join us as we speak with Jay Schexnaydre about his life, St. James Parish (Saint-Jacques) & its influences French, German, & Acadian. 

Jay is the deputy director of Laura Plantation (an important Creole heritage site of Louisiana). He is also an historian, specifically in the history of St. James Parish where he spent the majority of his life. 

We would also like to present the newest member of LACréole Show, Beau Brown. Beau...

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September 12, 2020 28 min

Join us as we speak with Brian Costello & Dédé Philippe at West Baton Rouge Museum about the Pointe Coupee Parish & the multiple identities of the state of Louisiana.   

Brian is a historian, writer, & especially known for his work with Thomas Klinger in Pointe Coupee Parish. 

Dédé is a tour guide at the West Baton Rouge Museum & advocate for heritage languages & culture in Louisiana  

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