Lafayette (La.) General Medical Center lies in the heart of Acadiana, the home of the Cajuns who settled in southwest Louisiana in the 18th century. So it's not too surprising that the hospital's foundation teamed up with Louisiana Folk Roots for a project that taps into the area's rich heritage.
“Je M'Endors: Cajun and Creole Lullabies” is a new CD that will soon be playing for newborns as they begin their lives at Lafayette General. “Je M'Endors,” which means “I'm sleepy,” features songs performed by local Cajun and Creole musicians. Starting last week, the hospital began giving it as a gift to the first 1,000 babies born at Lafayette General.
“We wanted to celebrate the miracle of childbirth with something really special,” Geoff Daily, executive director of the Lafayette General Foundation, told the Associated Press. “And this exemplifies the Cajun and Creole culture of this area.”