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October 2015

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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

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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

Listen to a new Koray Broussard song called “OH I”

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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

Stream the Zydeco Crossroads finale on VuHaus

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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

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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

Artist Spotlight: John Delafose

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His playing bounced and leaped, sometimes galloping at a breakneck speed or meandering at a walk. Read more

Horseman and musician John Delafose became well known following the 1981 release of his first album, Zydeco Man, with liner notes by the young folklorist Nick Spitzer. Delafose's singing didn't have a wide range, but it was warm and full of feeling, and his accordion style crackled with bundles of fast notes separated by long, mournful ones.

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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

Zydeco, country gumbo working for Leroy Thomas

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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

Watch Creole United perform at the Kennedy Center

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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