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Cajun and Zydeco dance enthusiasts who want to keep the music of Louisiana alive and thriving in Atlanta have joyfully formed the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association. Everybody loves a party! And what better way to “Let the Good Times Roll” than with a Cajun two-step or a Zydeco syncopated slide? If you play well with others and are looking for the chance to get your groove on, this is the place for you. Welcome. Links to recent stories describing the fun are below.

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Upcoming Events

      ACZA is Moving To A New Location On May 2!!

Picture of BandDorothy Benson Multipurpose Center

6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 (Map )

Phone: 404-613-4900

Please read the Announcement from the ACZA President.

      The May 2 Dance Is The First ACZA Dance At The Dorothy Benson Multipurpose Center!

Picture of BandSUNDAY - May 2 –

ACZA Presents Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble ACZA'S 9th Anniversary Dance , 125th Live Dance, And 1st Dance In Our New Dance Home

The Dorothy Benson Center

6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs, Ga 30328 (Map )
Beginner lesson from 7 PM to 8 PM with Don Baggett and Amanda Robinson;

Dance from 8 - 11 PM;

$18/$5 students/$14 ACZA members

We are always happy to welcome Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble back to Atlanta! Hailing from Sunset, Louisiana, Curley is the son of Zydeco legend Jude Taylor. He played drums in his father's band, for Steve Riley, and for Geno Delafose's French Rockin' Boogie before striking out on his own as a bandleader, earning praise for his energetic yet soulful sound. Curley and his band bring lots of Louisiana music to the stage, flavored with the blues, soul, and of course , Zydeco. The vocals and unique Motown styling of the band make for a truly memorable evening of dancing. For more information about Curley, visit their website. Authentic Cajun food for sale from Fusions Catering. Please Note:No Bar.

      Future dances with Louisiana Bands at Dorothy Benson Multipurpose Facility (Map )

SATURDAY, June  6 - ACZA - Cajun band TBA
SATURDAY, July   11 - ACZA - Zydeco band TBA
SATURDAY, August  1 - ACZA - Hair of the Dog
SATURDAY, September 12 - ACZA The Revelers
SATURDAY, October 3 - ACZA Paul Daigle & Friends

      For ACZA Out of Town Guests

ACZA rate at the Microtel, where our bands stay.

Rates should be in their computer by April 16.

Contact Microtel Inn & Suites, 6280 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Atlanta GA 30328, (678)781-4000, and ask for the ACZA rate.

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We are excited that we can share recent discussions and video of Zydeco in Atlanta featuring Anthony Lewis, Sharon Bishop and John Robinson from a recent Zydeco Dance. Here is the Link. These were originally on the AIB Metro program. Posting rights specifically granted by written permission. For more information about the AIB Metro program, visit www.aibtv.com.

Beau Jocque is my favorite Zydeco Player. Ever since I became involved in Zydeco I have wanted to see a Robert Mugge movie entitled Kingdom of Zydeco starring Beau Jocque and Boozo Chavis. It is on the web for a limited time. It also has Richard of Richard's club, El Sido of El Sido, Nathan Williams, John Delafose, as well as personal interviews. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is out of print. If interested, please visit Kingdom of Zydeco.

I came across this video that promotes Jeffrey Broussard, but also involves Buckwheat Zydeco, Steve Riley, Terrence Simeon. It is a good introduction for those who know no zydeco. If interested, please visit Jeffrey Broussard.

More ACZA News Links !!!

Click here for Cajun/Zydeco Dance Community Links !!!

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ACZA, Inc is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit corporation in Georgia dedicated to promoting and educating the public about the dance, music, and culture of the Cajun and Creole peoples of Louisiana. For more information, please e-mail us at info@aczadance.org.