Louisiana's Zydeco

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The bayou sings and the trees sway with the untold stories of many unsung heroes, including Louisiana's amazing Zydeco musicians. The music is an extraordinary blend of the accordion, the bass and electric guitars, the drums, the rub or scrub board, and other instruments. It tells stories about finding and losing love, life lessons, and other revelatory events that rise from the skillful hands of musicians playing the diatonic and piano accordions. The diverse population of Louisiana creates a rich culture with Zydeco festivals, Creole foods, and the unique music that fills the air with a foot-stomping beat like no other. Louisiana's Zydeco is a snapshot of some of the many musicians who live and play the homegrown music known as Zydeco.
ISBN: 9781467110051
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 183
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sherry T. Broussard is an active community volunteer in Lafayette and southwest Louisiana. She sponsors the Great African American Read-In, annual Black History Month programs and exhibits, and storytelling events throughout southwest Louisiana. Broussard serves on a committee slated to bring the African American Heritage Trail Diaspora to Louisiana. She is an avid reader and actively retired educator who enjoys highlighting the stories of the unique and diverse black population of southwest Louisiana.
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