Zydeco

Cajun and zydeco music and dance share common musical traditions. However, they vary in instrumentation, and definitely in the “look” of the dance movements. Early zydeco, was a sexy dance that displays the uninhibited movement styles of African influences. The percussive zydeco frottoir from the ordinary washboard and the field hoi Iars from the Afro-Creole jure, and a chromatic piano accordion produces flatted, bluesy notes to “get down dance to.” Zydeco is a coming together of rock’n’ roll, rhythm and blues, Cajun, and jure.