Zydeco/Cajun Sunday with Zydeco Connection
About This Event
DANCE LESSON with Alice Kenney. Alice found herself leading local zydeco dance workshops in the Pioneer Valley in the early 90’s. She taught several years at the Dance Flurry in NY and at Lincoln Center. She has made appearances at several New England venues. Her simple and entertaining instruction will get you dancing zydeco from the inside out. Let’s go zydeco!!!!!!!!!!
Zydeco Connection has been bringing the irresistible sounds and infectious rhythms of zydeco from Southwestern Louisiana to New England since 2004. Dominated by the button and piano accordion and the frottoir also called the rubboard or washboard. Zydeco is guaranteed to get your toes tapping. We are from Franklin County playing a spicy mix of zydeco, waltzes, two-steps, blues, boogie woogie and some swing with Lil’Cyn on accordion, Eileen Almeida on washboard and lead vocals, Dave LeBlanc on bass, Michael Rose on drums and Roland Lapierre on guitar. Zydeco music hails from the southwest Louisiana Creole Culture incorporating the sounds of Rhythm & Blues, adding electric guitar and bass and drums to get it’s unique blend of driving rhythms creating a music you have to dance to. In fact there’s a dance step called the zydeco and people often refer to going to the dance as going to the zydeco. We pay tribute to all the great musicians who continue to preserve, define and expand the music of southwest Louisiana. WE LOVE TO GET YOU DANCING!!!
You can take a listen to our music at www.reverbnation.com/ZydecoConnection and our Facebook page with more pictures and videos.