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RSVP for a free concert with Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band on Saturday, November 21st at Union Transfer. Read More/Click here to RSVP

Last weekend marked the close of our Zydeco Crossroads project with a two-night concert featuring live performances, the premiere of Robert Mugge’s Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities documentary and a panel discussion on zydeco’s role in American culture. Check out photos and audio of night two here. Read more

Last weekend marked the close of our Zydeco Crossroads project with a two-night concert featuring live performances, the premiere of Robert Mugge's Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities documentary and a panel discussion on zydeco's role in American culture. Read more

Koray Broussard released a new single last week called "OH I." It has a classic R&B love song smoothness to it, amplified by Broussard's hooky accordion playing - think Brian McKnight doing zydeco. Read more

If you can't join us for the Zydeco Crossroads finale event at World Cafe Live this weekend, we've got you covered. Both nights of music will be airing live on 88.5 XPN and streaming live (with video!) on VuHaus. Read more

KRVS' Judith Merryweather spoke with filmmaker Robert Mugge and Cinema on the Bayou founder Pat Mire on Apres Midi earlier this week, exploring their experience with Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities ahead of its Lafayette, LA world premiere last Tuesday. Read more

Allons Danser is hosting zydeco dance lessons at St. Mary's Church at the University of Pennsylvania before the Zydeco Crossroads finale event on Saturday, October 24th. Taught by Arther Lee Cobin and Sharmell Branch, the three separate sessions cover everything from the basics to fancy footwork and are great for all levels of experience. Read more

Leroy Thomas is enjoying his newfound fame. A zydeco musician for 31 years, Thomas estimates he’s traveled a million miles in the last 12 years with countless trips to Texas, California and beyond.

Now Thomas is performing at least 17 gigs a month in his home state of Louisiana. In recent weeks, he’s done photo shoots and interviews for magazines and newspapers, stretching from Lake Charles to New Orleans. Read more

Creole United performed at Washington, DC's Kennedy Center back in July, bringing their Louisiana movement to the historic venue for its free, daily concert series. The line-up of Andre Thierry, Sean Ardoin, Rusty Metoyer, Lawrence Ardoin and Ed Poullard played to an enthusiastic crowd, pulling tracks from their debut Non Jamais Fait CD. Read more