Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie taping their performance for 2020 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Virtual Edition
Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie taped their performance for 2020 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Virtual Edition at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette on Oct. 14. The Virtual Edition streamed online Oct. 16-18, with Geno Delafose’s set streaming starting at 5:25 p.m. Oct. 18. Videos of the streaming content for all three days are available at

The virtual festival was originally planned to include live performances streaming the preceding weekend, but the arrival of Hurricane Delta in Southwest Louisiana that weekend forced a change in plans. Go to for the revised schedule of performances that streamed Oct. 17-18 (available until a new 2021 schedule is posted).

For the latest information on all activities at the festival, go to

You’ll notice that Geno is now sporting a goatee. When I saw it, I wondered what is the Louisiana French translation for goatee, a word that didn’t exist in English until the mid-19th century? (How about cabri-tee or cabri-ti?) The Dictionary of Louisiana French lists four different words collected in different parishes, including barbiche, the word I found online as a current French translation. Msgr. Jules Daigle’s dictionary has this entry: “goatee, n. Petite barbe pointue (f)”—three words, but a clear description of a facial adornment for which there was no recorded word when the Acadians were expelled from Acadie.

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