Throughout his lengthy career, Calixte Duguay has helped promote Acadian culture throughout La Francophonie. As a poet and singer-songwriter, he was one of the first Acadian artists to provide his people with music and lyrics they could call their own. Through his songs-a number of which have become classics-he has helped Acadians gain a better appreciation of who they are, and to be proud of their history and identity. He has also inspired many other singers to pursue a career in French. In addition, he founded and directed a musical theatre company, and has written or co-written works that remain an important part of the Acadian repertoire, including the musical comedy Louis Mailloux.