||Not only did Zachary Richard perform many of the old Cajun
standards in a tribute to Felix Richard at Festivals Acadiens on September 22, 2002. He
also glared at the camera with the kind of determination that since the 1970s has made him
a leader in efforts to preserve the Cajun language and culture.
In addition to teaching the accordion to musicians like Zachary Richard and
Horace Trahan, Felix Richard played almost all of his life. In 1973 he formed the Cankton
Express that included his sons Kenneth and Sterling (who died in a helicopter accident),
and Gerald Cormier, Faren Serrette, and Rex Champagne.