Marcus Ardoin & Da Zydeco Legends traveled to Philadelphia with Rockin’ Dopsie Jr & The Zydeco Twisters last month for another outstanding evening of music and dance. For this event, WXPN partnered with local community radio station WURD to bring the music to a larger audience and introduce XPN’s listeners to another perspective of zydeco’s importance. Watch highlights of the concert below, along with interviews with WURD radio host Stephanie Renee and WURD listener Rob Carter. Listen back to the full audio archive of the concert here. Read more
Rockin’ Dopsie Jr
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. Ardoin opened up the show, warming up the capacity crowd with an exuberant one […] Read more
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
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.
Happy Mardi Gras! Enjoy our playlist of zydeco flavored tunes for Fat Tuesday by Queen Ida, Clifton Chenier, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. (pictured above), Beau Jocque, and Terrance Simien […] Read more
Rockin’ Dopsie Jr returned to his hometown of Lafayette and shared some zydeco knowledge with us while the ZC team was exploring the Southwest Louisiana city. In this interview clip Dopsie Jr talks about his decision to move to New Orleans and the subsequent spread of zydeco to the land of brass and jazz, the zydeco artists he grew up listening to and more. Read more.
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.