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Zydeco Dance Party: C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band

February 08, 2018

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Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
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Overview

C.J. Chenier is “the true royal successor” of his pioneering father, the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier. Like his father Clifton before him, C.J. Chenier embraces the zydeco imperative to laissez les bon temps rouler: “Our main goal,” he declares, “is happy feet and happy faces.” A driving, accordion-led music with signature frottoir (rubboard) percussion, zydeco is an energetic and highly danceable music that emerged from southwest Louisiana after the Second World War. Clifton Chenier was a leader among the French-speaking black musicians who created modern zydeco by mixing older Cajun and French Creole dance music (“la la”) with blues, R&B, and rock and roll. Zydeco, which is said to take its name from the idiomatic title of a popular song, “Les Haricots [zydeco] Sont Pas Salé,” continues to express the trials and joys of life in Creole Louisiana today.

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  • Music
  • Admission: $23, $20 (+$3 at the door)
  • Highlandtown

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