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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

Picture of BandSUNDAY - January 25  – ACZA -

Pot Luck with Zydeco T at
Garden Hills Community Center

337 Pinetree Dr. NE Atlanta 30305
(Garden Hills Map )

This is part dance, part pot luck dinner. Spend time on the dance floor, or catching up with your dance friends. Bring an appetizer to share if you are s o inclined. They would be welcome, but we REALLY want to see you again after the holidays are behind us.

Beginner's lesson from 3:30-4:00 PM with Don Baggett and Amanda Robinson;
Dance from 4-7 PM;

$16 / $5 students / $12 ACZA members

Welcome 2015! For the first dance of the new year, it's only fitting that we would invite Zydeco T, Atlanta's own hometown Zydeco band. They've been playing at Louisiana themed restaurants, house parties, festivals, and may be the first Zydeco band that many ACZA dancers heard. Their music and energy is infectious. Favorite songs include Popcorn , and Cornbread. They've been playing all spring & summer at Pappadeaux, and are coming back to ACZA to play for the fans who love them the best. Come on out and show them your love!! For more information about this band, visit Zydeco T .

      Future dances with Louisiana Bands at Knights of Columbus

SATURDAY, February  7 - ACZA - Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp
SATURDAY, March  7 - ACZA - Zydeco Band TBA
SATURDAY, March  28 - ACZA - Roux du Bayou
SATURDAY, May  2 - ACZA - Cajun Band TBA

      Future dances with Pot Luck Dinner at Garden Hills. A Map

SUNDAY, April  19 - ACZA CD dance

      For ACZA Out of Town Guests

ACZA rate at the Microtel, where our bands stay.

It's about a mile from the KoC. Rates are $52.99 single, $62.99 double, and $72.99 suite.

Contact Microtel Inn & Suites, 1840 Corporate Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-325-4446, and ask for the ACZA rate.

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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.

Ann Savoy is an extraordinary Cajun musician who has played with the Savoy Doucet Cajun Band, Magnolia Sisters and Savoy Family Band. She is the author of Cajun Music, A Reflection of a People, which chronicles the history of Cajun and Zydeco music. As part of the ACZA mission in promoting and educating the public about the dance, music, and culture of the Cajun and Creole peoples of Louisiana, the ACZA invites you to watch this fascinating video: The Hidden World of Ann Savoy .

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.