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March 2015

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Pound for pound is an old term used in boxing. It often refers to a fighter who may not be the biggest, tallest, fastest and strongest.

But judging his overall skills and abilities, he is the best boxer around – regardless of weight class.

In the world of zydeco accordion players, Jeffery Broussard doesn’t have the biggest name. He doesn’t draw the biggest crowds (at least, not at home) or have the most girlfriends.

But pound for pound, Jeffery Broussard is the best accordion player around. Read more

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On Thursday, April 2nd there's going to be another FREE Zydeco Crossroads concert event at World Cafe Live Downstairs in Philadelphia with Rockin' Dopsie Jr and The Zydeco Twisters and Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Showtime is 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM. The show is all ages. RSVP here […] Read More

Revisit World Cafe‘s day with Sid Williams

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World Cafe host David Dye recounts a sunny day spent with Sid Williams in Lafayette, LA during the recording of Sense of Place: Lafayette last fall. Read more

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Koray Broussard brought the Zydeco Unit up to World Cafe Live in Philadelphia for a sold-out dance party last month. You can listen back to the audio of that performance below. Read more

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Few artists in southwest Louisiana, ground zero for zydeco, can match the resume of Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural of Carencro. Leader of the Grammy- and Emmy-winning band Buckwheat Zydeco, Dural performed before a worldwide TV audience of 3 billion during the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Read more

Rare Clifton Chenier film to screen at SXSW tonight

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SXSW is well underway, with thousands of music and film fans converging in the streets of Austin, TX to make new musical discoveries. One of those discoveries could be Clifton Chenier, as the late Louisiana bandleader is showcased in a recently uncovered concert film that will be screened at C-Boy's Heart & Soul tonight. Read more

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Save the date! On Thursday, April 2nd there's going to be another FREE Zydeco Crossroads concert event at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia with Rockin' Dopsie Jr and The Zydeco Twisters, and Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz. Read more here.

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It's St. Patrick's Day, so why not throw a little Irish two-step in with your daily zydeco playlist? Cèilidh (pronounced "KAY-lee") is an Irish dance gathering accompanied by upbeat music and simple dance steps, very similar in rhythm and tradition to zydeco. Read more

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We've got the audio archive of Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames' sold-out concert at World Cafe Live from late last month and you can listen to it below. It was the band's first time here in Philadelphia (and for some of the band members their first time flying). Read more

Catch up with American Routes this weekend

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If you're looking for the perfect auditory accompaniment for a long drive through the country, a hike in your local state park or to make your spring cleaning go a little smoother, check out the archives of American Routes. Read more