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Zachary Richard
Zachary Richard is a Louisiana singer, songwriter, and poet who works in both French and English. Born in Louisiana on September 8, 1950, Richard is a direct descendant of the original Acadian refugees and was heavily influenced by the styles of Zydeco, Cajun music, and New Orleans rhythm and blues found in Louisiana. He is a founding member of Action Cadienne, a group dedicated to the preservation of the French language in Louisiana. Richard is a published poet and has also produced and narrated a documentary about the cajun people "Against the tide". He lives in Louisiana with his wife of 30 years.

big river
Water's on the river rising
More water come than float away
People from Catahoula down to ... [read poem]
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