Zydeco is not Cajun music, despite what you may have heard in the media. OK, repeat after me – black. Now, say this word – Creole. Let’s put the word the words together – black Creole. Good. That didn’t hurt, did it? If we can say the words “black Creole” and the world doesn’t explode, why are my brethren in the media afraid to do the same? Read more.
New Orleans’ annual Jazz & Heritage Festival always boasts one of the most eclectic line-ups in the festival world. This year’s installment alone ran the genre gamut from mainstream pop artists to alternative royalty and a healthy dose of locally-grown zydeco acts. Read more.
Two years ago, Creole musician Dexter Ardoin needed some musicians to play with him in Portland, Oregon. Ardoin’s cousin Sean, Andre Thierry and Jeffery Broussard came to the rescue, leaving behind a memorable performance. Read more.
WXPN and Allons Danser present a free dance party with Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble and dance instructor Harold Guillory on December 6th at District N9NE. RSVP HERE Read more here.
New Orleans radio station WWOZ 90.7 FM published That Sounds Good! A Cookbook Celebrating 30 Years of WWOZ in 2013, compiling some authentic and favorite southern dishes submitted by Louisiana musicians and WWOZ members and staff. Here’s a recipe for a classic gumbo dish from Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. Read more.
On October 30th, the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, Louisiana was host to one incredible party, dance concert and live broadcast on WXPN in Philadelphia and KRVS in Lafayette featuring the Creole United and Soul Creole. Read more here
Nathan Williams | photo by Rick Olivier via www.spartanindependent.com
Music draws inspiration from everywhere, including the natural world. Popular music has called on animals from Big Mama Thorton’s “Hound dog” to Ylvis’s “What Does the Fox Say?” and Zydeco is no exception. Read more.
Herman Fuselier of the Adertiser and host of Zydeco Stomp on KRVS, talks with World Cafe’s David Dye. Read More here
Listen to the debut of the Zydeco Crossroads radio hour hosted by Herman Fuselier of KRVS.
Photo: Sean Ardoin on the air with David Dye and Herman Fuselier for Zydeco Crossroads
If you listened to the inaugural broadcast of the Zydeco Crossroads Radio Hour last night, you probably heard the show open with a slightly different version of Pharrell’s hit “Happy.” That upbeat creole cover was recorded by Sean Ardoin & Zydekool, and they made a “Happy” music video to go along with it. Read more.