Brown, a native of Eunice and resident of Iota, said he first became involved in the CFMA when his son, Briggs, began taking accordian lessons at the age of eight.
With his son and daughter Megan, Brown later formed a family band which has performed around the region, and as far away as Wisconsin and Chicago.
“That was a really great experience for the kids, seeing all the people enjoying Cajun music,” Brown said.
Briggs said the CFMA works to preserve Cajun culture through scholarships for young Cajun musicians, and free lessons in Cajun music and dance.
The organization also sponsors scholarships to a six-week French immersion program in Nova Scotia.
The CFMA also presents awards to top Cajun musicians in a number of categories during its yearly meetings.
Information: Greg Brown, (337) 230-8121 or email@example.com.