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Accordion players Marc Savoy and Corey Ledet are musicians in South Louisiana who play traditional Cajun and Zydeco music. Some bands are struggling to survive and missing the culture that they help to sustain. Lily Brooks for NPR hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19 Hits Hard For South Louisiana's Cajun Musicians

Cajun life is all about getting together to be with people to celebrate what you love: music, food and camaraderie. But the pandemic has shut that life down.

Viva Las Huelgas Ukkonen
Three Durations Ukkonnen
Charles

Accordion players Marc Savoy and Corey Ledet are musicians in South Louisiana who play traditional Cajun and Zydeco music. Some bands are struggling to survive and missing the culture that they help to sustain. Lily Brooks for NPR hide caption

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COVID-19 Hits Hard For South Louisiana's Cajun Musicians

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Mana Tech Chase
Dominos Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

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A Revamped Strategic National Stockpile Still Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge

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Rocking Around The Christmas Tree Atlantic Five Jazz Band

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