Contest: Kouri-Vini Alphabet Song
Tuesday, 12th April 2016; recast 14 June 2016
LHCV extends an invitation for singers to submit one (1) high quality, presentation-ready media clip for a Kouri-Vini alphabet song. Submissions will be judged by administrators of the Louisiana Creole Language Fanpage on Facebook. The winning submission will be a permanent feature of LHCV’s website, promotional material, and community and academic presentations.
- Anyone may submit.
Louisiana Creoles or Cajuns are most encouraged, but the contest is open to any individual or group thereof, of any nationality, residence, ethnic origin, or linguistic background.
The song must be in Kouri-Vini and the visual renderings in submissions must be that of modern Kouri-Vini orthography.
Any musical genre is accepted. Although sounds indigenous to Louisiana Creole communities are most encouraged.
Submissions must be in mp4 or another format accepted for web distribution.
Submissions must be made by
Friday, 20th May 2016Sunday, 31st July 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the clip is too large to email, you may also upload it to your Google Drive account as a private file and email us the url where we can view it.
Online Census on Identity, Language, and Residence Among Latin Louisianians
Saturday, 2nd April 2016
As part of an academic study, the online census queried Louisianians and people of Louisiana descent on their identity, age, number of people in their households sharing their identity, current place of residence, and which of the 3 Latin-based languages their family speaks. Over 2,000 internet users participated! Although the full academic study will not be released for several more months, we have provided a snapshot of the results of the very first question on identity here.