Sunday, December 21, 2008

Viva la Difference!

So people can tell the difference between Zydeco and Cajun I've included very short videos below. You can easily tell the difference. People want to do too much blending or assimilating when both can be enjoyed as they are indeed 1st cousins musically and are routinely played interchangeably at events. People from outside Louisiana routinely use swing dancing to this music. Simply enjoy and les bon temp rouler Aie!

Authentic Cajun Music Cajun Music Roots

And Cajun dance (high level) These are very very short films. Roots (I just wonder why she's barefoot and he's not)

Now this is zydeco music with Buckwheat Zydeco ,the late Rockin' Dopsie & Clifton Chenier. (You can see how this is the grandaddy of Blues, R& B etc Note here 2 of the Neville Brothers sitting in with Buckwheat!

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