Intro To... Zydeco


Join us for an audio introduction to Zydeco!

Staff creates a playlist from some of their favorite selections. Light snacks provided.

Part of our NATIONAL MUSIC WEEK celebrations!

Zydeco is a popular accordion-based musical genre - the blues and dance music of Louisiana Creoles, the French-speaking blacks of the prairies of south-central and southwest Louisiana. Contrary to popular belief, it is not Cajun in origin. Rather, zydeco is the music of south Louisiana’s “Creoles of Color,” who borrowed many of zydeco’s defining elements from Cajun music. In turn, Cajun music borrowed many of its traits from Creole music.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Event Type: 
Meeting Room