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December 2014

Watch a clip of the Zydeco Crossroads Dance Party

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Last Saturday night zydeco fans old and new gathered together at the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center for an evening of music and dance with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble and dance instructor Harold Guillory. Read more.

Listen to Zydeco Crossroads’ Holiday Mixtape

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Forget boughs of holly; take a cue from C.J. Chenier and "deck the halls with cayenne pepper" and this playlist of zydeco and other Louisiana holiday tunes. In this first installment of Zydeco Crossroads' Holiday Mixtape you'll find seasonal songs by Cupid, Aaron Neville, Kermit Ruffins and more. Listen below and check back next week for more. Read more

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To round out their Sense of Place: Lafayette special, World Cafe dug into the archives and pulled out an interview with Louisiana musician Bobby Charles. Growing up twenty miles south of Lafayette in Abbeville, LA, Charles grew up surrounded by early forms of Cajun music that he would go on to modernize. Read more.

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This Saturday, December 6th Zydeco Crossroads will take over District N9NE in Philadelphia for our first Dance Party. Sign up now for this free event. Read more.

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University of Pennsylvania professor, author and historian Dr. Tsitsi Jaji explores Zydeco's past, present and future. Read her essay here

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Listen to the second episode of the Zydeco Crossroads Radio Hour here.

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Michael Doucet (of Beausoleil) sat down with World Cafe's David Dye for an interview during Sense of Place: Lafayette. The Louisiana musician and university professor covered a multitude of topics during the session, including the history of Creole and Cajun cultures in Southwest Louisiana. Read more.

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WXPN's local music blog The Key shared a free download of Sonny Landreth's "Native Son" today, recorded live for World Cafe during Sense of Place: Lafayette. Listen to the entire interview here, and download a blistering live version of “Native Stepson” below. Read more.