A 1989 documentary called J’ai été au Bal (I Went to the Dance) explores the histories and dynamics of Cajuns and Creoles in Louisiana. Read more
Go behind-the-scenes of Martin Accordions in Scott, Louisiana
Watch Curley Taylor perform “All Night Long” live at the Kimmel Center
Performing in front of a sold-out crowd, Curley Taylor put on a stellar show last December for the Philadelphia launch of Zydeco Crossroads. The Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theatre was packed to the rafters with zydeco fans new and old dancing to the enthusiastic and charismatic music of Taylor’s Zydeco Trouble band. Check out a video of “All Night Long” below. Read more
Zydeco Crossroads concert playback: Listen to Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz and Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters
Photo of Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. by Kelsey Stanger Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz and Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and The Zydeco Twisters played a rousing, high energy live concert for WXPN’s Zydeco Crossroads at World Cafe Live on Thursday, April 2nd.
Buckwheat Zydeco and Lost Bayou Ramblers to play XPoNential Music Festival
Zydeco Crossroads’ parent station WXPN has announced the line-up for this year’s highly anticipated XPoNential Music Festival, taking place across the Delaware River at Wiggins Park from July 24-26. Among the roster of XPN staples and exciting up-and-comers are two Louisiana acts that will bring some Creole and Cajun heat to the breezy waterside venue. Read more
Tune in to a live broadcast of tonight’s SOLD OUT Zydeco Crossroads Dance Party
Tonight’s dance party with Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legends and Rockin’ Dopsie Jr and the Zydeco Twisters is sold out! But you can still join in the fun; WXPN will air a live broadcast of the concert on the radio at 88.5FM in Philadelphia and worldwide at XPN.org beginning at 7:30 p.m. Read more
Jeffery Broussard: Pound for pound, the best accordion player around
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
RSVP now for free Zydeco Crossroads concert with Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and Marcus Ardoin on April 2nd
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…