WXPN’s World Cafe with host David Dye recently took a trip to Lafayette, Louisiana for the show’s Sense of Place series, exploring many things Creole and Cajun. Dye talked with Herman Fusilier, host of Zydeco Stomp on KRVS Radio Acadie, and one of Zydeco Crossroads’ contributors, about the history and future of Zydeco. Dye called Herman “the hardest working man in Zydeco, who is not a musician.” Learn more about Fuselier and hear his thoughts on a music scene he is an expert on here.
Download a World Cafe performance “Please Baby Don’t Go” by CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band helped us kick off Zydeco Crossroads back in July at the XPoNential Music Festival. Now you can listen to Chenier’s interview with World Cafe’s David Dye and download an exclusive performance of “Please Baby Don’t Go.” Read more.
Tune in to World Cafe for Sense of Place: Lafayette this week
All week on World Cafe David Dye will be sharing the sessions, stories and sounds of Sense of Place: Lafayette. When the World Cafe team went down to Louisiana last month they explored the city from front to back, meeting new music friends like yesterday’s featured artists Royal Teeth, stopping in at Olde Tyme Grocery for authentic po’ boys (thanks to a tip from old music friends Givers) and visiting Lake Martin (pictured above) to spot some local wildlife. Read more.
Listen to a new song by J Paul Jr. & The Zydeco Nubreeds
J Paul Jr. and The Zydeco Nubreeds comes from a new generation of zydeco players, and takes traditional zydeco and mixes it with hip-hop, R&B and a little gospel. Check out the Snoop Dogg lyrical references on this new song, “Uno.” Read more here.
Listen to Creole United live in concert from the Blue Moon Saloon
Listen to Creole United recorded live in concert at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, Louisiana. Read more here.
Listen to the first episode of the Zydeco Crossroads radio hour with Herman Fuselier
Listen to the debut of the Zydeco Crossroads radio hour hosted by Herman Fuselier of KRVS.
Listen to and subscribe to our Zydeco Crossroads Spotify playlist
Throughout the Zydeco Crossroads project, we’re curating a Zydeco Crossroads Spotify playlist that will feature some of the performers that will be joining us for this year’s event. Read more