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Cultural Hertiage Expressions Throughout 2012 Zydeco Season

Creole Zydeco Dance: Performed on 1600 square feet of wooden dance floor in front of Main Stage.

  • Creole Culture @ Best
  • Zydeco Dance Hall Style
  • History of the Music & Style of Dancing 

Creole Zydeco Storytelling : Culture Interative Center- Mrs. Rebecca Henry and Queen Sandra Davis hosted on Festival Grounds

  • Traditional Storytelling
  • Jure', African-American/Afro Caribbean Vocal in French Creole
  • Traditional vs. Modern Zydeco/Creole Music Workshop

2012 Performers FREE STYLE SQUEEZE-BOX CONTEST

       Friday Kick-Off Dance @ Slim-Y-KiKi hosted be Snuggles and his band of Show Stoppers
       Squeeze-Box Contest Judging will start @ 9PM
All participants are welcome, call 337-232-7672 or 942-2393 for more information

THE HERITAGE CREOLE CULTURAL: Where you can find Zydeco /Creole Culture in every form throughout 2012 Zydeco Season starting August 3rd media kick-off and concluding on Festival Grounds on September 1& 2, 2012

ZYDECO DANCEHALL MUSIC AND DANCE STYLES

Moderated and focus on two areas; the changing sound of Zydeco dancehall music through the years and the various styles of Zydeco dance throughout those same years as well. A featured artist present a demonstrate of the different styles of dancehall music. Featured dancers will demonstrate how Zydeco dance has evolved to what it is today.

 

ZYDECO MUSIC YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Take a look, a hard look at Zydeco music of yesterday and today. Explore some of the insights into the direction that todays's music may be going.The host opens a discussion about the types of music that people wanted to hear. Radio provides the discussion the facts that influenced them through the years as Zydeco music was evolving, noting that what we consider "traditional" music today was, in fact, new music years ago. Another featured discussion about the current influence to the younger generation of Zydeco musicians.

 

JURE' PRESENTATION
Jure' is an African-American/Afro-Caribbean vocal tradition, sung in Creole French and English, accompanied only by hand-clapping and foot stomping for rhythmic reinforcement. These pereformance are a family traditional style of jure' which they call "Jure' My Lord." This is call and response style of singing, consisting of religious and secular shouts, and was practiced most often during the Lenten season when musical instruments and dancing were not allowed.

 

 
STORYTELLING
Using a combination of traditional storytelling and modern theatrical methods, this workshop will focus on the teaching of traditional folkways through storytelling, and how this art form has been passed down among families through the years.  The knowledge of learning the art of storytelling is a French language from her grandmother tradition.
 
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