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zydeco

(zī`dĭkō'), American musical form originating among the African-American Creoles of Louisiana. Drawing on elements of traditional Cajun music as well as jazz, country and western, blues, and rhythm and blues, it is characterized by French lyrics, Creole flavor, and strong dance rhythms. The most important and traditional instrument used in performing zydeco is the piano accordion. Other instruments often included in a zydeco band are the guitar, electric bass, saxophone, drums, and "rubboard" (washboard). Among the genre's better known performers are Clifton Chenier (1925–87), zydeco's best-known musician; Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis (1930–2001); Rockin' Sidney (Sidney Simien, 1938–98); Buckwheat Zydeco (Stanley Dural, Jr., 1947–2016); and Queen Ida (Ida Lewis Guillory, 1929–).
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Rough Chowder from Sussex, fronted by husband and wife, Ian McIlroy and Miss Kitty, combine traditional Cajun and Zydeco music with their own original material, to produce a highly danceable and infectious sound guaranteed to transport you to the bayous of Louisiana.
& The Zydeco Twisters entertained the crowd, bringing attendees up on stage to show off their dance moves and sing along to some classic tunes.
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The son of zydeco legend Jude Taylor, Curley Taylor started as a drummer in his father's band.
One key difference between Cajun and Zydeco is the use of drums on the latter.
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Virgin America offers music fans the largest content library in the skies right from their seatback - from on-demand music videos to a 3000 MP3 library that features everything from punk to zydeco to classical and back again.
The book continues with its assessment of Louisiana influences of swamp pop, Cajun, zydeco, and more, with profiles of major figures accompanying discussions of the role played by independent recording studios and local radio stations in the promotion of local Louisiana artists.
The Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, a small town located 10 miles from Lafayette, is a little more down-home, a little more country, spread over a county park with three stages of live music, cooking contests, crawfish eating contests, and dance areas filled with people from northern states who come down to dance to the upbeat Zydeco and Cajun music with their Cajun cousins.