Join us in October for Zydeco Crossroads, a year long celebration of Zydeco music with a series of live concerts, dances, film screenings, panel discussions, radio specials, and an audio and video, and essay rich website that will showcase the history of zydeco music.
ZYDECO CROSSROADS Project Preview Starring C.J. Chenier
Zydeco Crossroads will reflect the diverse social and musical influences on the the African-American Creole people of Southwest Louisiana, featuring the traditional sounds of Zydeco alongside the modern day influences of R&B, soul and hip-hop.
Zydeco Crossroads will include live performances from Chubby Carrier, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys, Ruben Moreno & His ReEvolution, Creole United, Leon Chavis & The Zydeco Flames, J. Paul Jr. & The Zydeco Nubreeds, Lil Brian & The Zydeco Travelers. Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band and more. The project will also include a audio and video rich website, panel discussions, and filmmaker Robert Mugge
will create an original documentary.
Our Zydeco Crossroads partners include Allons Danser
, Philly’s home for Cajun/Zydeco music and dance and Rounder Records
Zydeco Crossroads has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Image: Andrew Thierry
Image: Ruben Moreno