"CRAWDAD FESTIVAL RED BLUFF"
JUNE 7-9th 2013
"Thank you Ted. I knew you could dance but did not know you was a teacher.Keep it up." Mary
"Mary, not only can he dance, he is the Best zydeco dance teacher in California." BJD
What is Zydeco?
Zydeco Music is a unique form of musical expression that originated in rural southwest Louisiana. Locally known as "la la" music, Zydeco music was formed and forged in a time best forgotten--a time when African-Americans had to struggle in the fields from sunup to sundown as sharecroppers so that their children might reap a better life.
It was these backbreaking hard times that help to define one of the most vibrant and successful musical traditions in the world. The phrase "Zydeco sont pas sale'" means "The snapbeans are not Salty" in Creole French, and the music draws upon French, Creole, West African, Cajun, Caribbean, and R & B musical traditions. Zydeco Music is characterized by the use of the accordion, spoons, scrubboard, fiddle and triangle.
On June 7, 2007, The Recording Academy (NARAS) announced a new Grammy category, Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album, in its folk music field.
People often ask what the difference is between Cajun, Creole, and zydeco music-check out these links to learn more about it all:
Lee Benoit-Lacassine Special:
The Bluesbox Bayou Band:
Dancing at The Tropical Isle, Bourbon St, New Orleans, La:
Horace Trahan "Mr. Bernard"Video:
Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys Video-Promo:
Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego
Call To Schedule Group and Private Lessons at;
The Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street, Livermore, Ca. (NO. CAL.)
10767 Jamacha Blvd
Spring Valley, Ca.(SO. CAL.)
Private Dance Lessons, Zydeco DJ Parties and Corporate Event!
For More Information Call 925 819 2026
To order your Basic"HOW TO ZYDECO"DANCE DVD send $10 to:Ted Sherrod 10767 Jamacha Blvd #64 Spring Valley, Ca. 91978