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The King of Slideco, Sonny Landreth, performs at 7 p.m. with his blend of rock, blues and zydeco.
The first took place on March 10 with Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, and the remainder of the season will feature a mix of zydeco, jazz, funk, and a special Allen Toussaint and Fats Domino tribute show.
More than 100 performers will play blues, Cajun, zydeco, rockabilly, salsa and country tunes on seven stages.
Second-generation zydeco musician Curley Taylor, Mardi Gras Indian chief Victor Harris and blues rock guitarist Walter Trout also were on the interview stage.
The Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do Do Stage hosts largely Cajun fiddle and zydeco music, peppy stuff from Louisiana’s bayous -- but the intimate platform always throws in a handful of acts to mix it up.
Servers don Mardi Gras beads and deliver frozen daiquiris and hurricanes against a backdrop of zydeco music and chipper, colorful decor.
All genres of accordion music are welcome, including conjunto, zydeco, Cajun, polka and more.
Creole Stomp separates itself from zydeco groups that tend to play strictly zydeco all night long.
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The History of zydeco
You might say that the lively form of music known as zydeco is full of beans, etymologically speaking. Legend has it that the word zydeco originated in the lyrics of Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés, a popular Cajun dance tune. Loosely translated, the song's title means "the beans are not salty," and when spoken in French Creole, les haricots (French for beans) sounds something like "zydeco." "Zydeco" first appeared in print in 1960 and has been used to describe this kind of music ever since.
ZYDECO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of zydeco for English Language Learners
: a type of lively popular music originally from southern Louisiana
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