For a long time, both Cajuns and their music were secluded from the rest of the United States. Their songs were musical journals of their lives and the lives of their ancestors. Their musical expressions were a mixture of domestic, social, dance and religious rituals. When the introduction of studio recorders and recordings became the norm, cultural tensions developed between the traditional and technological practices of musicians. Traditional Cajun music was originally sung with the singer’s genuine voice and not technologically enhanced or altered. As technological enhancements became appealing to the popular masses of the United States, the music began to change with the times.


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