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Cajun music is made up of songs that tell a story about the lost and victories of the Cajun people

Cajun music is made up of songs that tell a story about the lost and victories of the Cajun people. The songs describe their way of life, strong history and ancestral line. There are songs about the Cajun’s removal from Canada called le grand derangement, the Great Expulsion. This story is described in a poem by Henry W. Longfellow called, Evangeline. The poem was about two lovers who were separated during the Great Expulsion on their wedding day. When she arrives in Louisiana, she finds out that he was once there but had left. They do not meet again until he is on his death bed and that is where they shared their last kiss. The poem was later converted into a song and became a crucial part of Cajun history.