January 29, 2012 Posted by admin in

Zydeco Nation - A Radio Documentary

"The French Creoles of South Louisiana are a rural people whose roots contain a blend of African, French, and other ancestries. During the era of legalized segregation, they developed close-knit communities and a vibrant musical culture. Then, starting in World War II, many Creoles started looking west in search of greater opportunity and freedom, and began a migration to Northern California. They brought with them the dance music that held them together as a community: zydeco."
2 years in the making - click here to listen to the hour long Zydeco Nation documentary - Zydeco!
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