Listen to Zydeco

Creole musicians playing accordion and washboard in front of store, near New Iberia, Louisiana in 1938.Zydeco is a folk music from the American south. With deep roots in Creole tradition, and combining Blues and Rhythm & Blues, this style of music is accompanied by lyrics still traditionally sung in Louisiana Creole French. The sound celebrates a fast tempo and featured instruments include accordions and washboards, but guitars and fiddles are also common. Despite the oft-disputed origins, and celebrated among both Cajun and Creole communities, zydeco is an energizing social-oriented music. Spin up the volume and enjoy the sound of New Orleans on a steamy day.

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How about you – is there a particular type of music that gets you on your feet and moving? Something that forces you off the couch and into motion? What’s your favorite summertime sound?

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  1. #1 by Arelis Cintron on June 10, 2013 - 9:11 am

    When I went to New Orleans I liked hearing Zydeco as we walked the streets to each tourist destination… I picked up a CD to take a piece of N.O. with me 🙂

    • #2 by Lesann Berry/ @LesannBerry on June 10, 2013 - 7:57 pm

      Isn’t NOLA such a musical place? That’s what I most remember from my first visit – music pouring out of houses and business establishments. And it wasn’t the same music I heard at home or in other places. New Orleans is a totally unique experience. I may need to visit. Soon. Thanks for stopping by, Arelis!

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