Cajun French Music Association

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The Cajun French Music Association is an association dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Cajun music and culture. [1]



The Cajun French Music Association is a non-profit organization of Cajuns and non-Cajuns whose purpose is to promote and preserve, not only Cajun music, but also various aspects of the Acadian Heritage. The CFMA was founded in Basile, Louisiana in November 1984 with Harry LaFleur of Eunice, Louisiana as its founder. Since its beginning with less than 30 members, the association has grown to a membership of approximately 2,000 families, serving seven chapters in Louisiana, three chapters in the Cajun region of Southeast Texas, and a chapter in Chicago, IL. [2]

Hall of Fame [3]



















CFMA Award Winners

Fiddler of the Year 1994-2009

Best Recording with a Fiddle 1989-1993

Accordionist of the Year 1994-2007

Best Recording with an Accordion 1989-1993

Female Vocalist of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Best First Recording of the Year 1998-2011

Best First Album/CD by a Band 1996-1997

Best First Album by a Band 1992-1995

2009 " 3 Daigles & a Huval, Paul Daigle Jacob Daigle Braylin Daigle & Calen Huval

New Horizon Award 1991

Up & Coming Band 1989-1990

Best Recording of the Year 1998-2007

Best Album/CD of the Year 1996-1997

Best Album of the Year 1989-1995

Song of the Year

Band of the Year

People's Choice Award ( First presented in 2005)

Best Single Recording 1992-1993

Most Traditional Cajun Band

This award was initiated in 1989 by Chairman Pete Bergeron to encourage bands to play and record the traditional style of Cajun Music

This Award is discontinued

Prix Dehors de Nous

This award was given a plaque prior to 1996. In years 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999 the winner band was awarded one "Le Cajun". Beginning in 2000, each band member of the winner band is awarded a "Le Cajun".

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  2. " "CFMA"". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
  3. " "Hall of Fame"". Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-06-16.