S2E6: Sean Ardoin "Our language is who I am, it's my culture"


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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 musician and singer born in Eunice who is an established community leader in Lake Charles and across the State. Ardoin comes from a long line of French- and Creole-speaking family members, including his father. He is the founder of the Kreole Hall of Fame where he aims to reward prominent Creole leaders and provide classes in Creole language and culture. Ardoin is currently running for mayor of Lake Charles focused on hurricane recovery, affordable housing, small businesses, infrastructure, and local culture.
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 artifacts, documents, art objects, and the like that reflect the history and cultural heritage of West Baton Rouge Parish and the surrounding areas for the benefit of the general public and future generations. Learn more here: https://westbatonrougemuseum.org/.

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