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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 BandSATURDAY - December 6  –

ACZA - Holiday Party with T"Canaille

Knights of Columbus Post 660

2620 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324 (KOC Map )

4-6 PM Intermediate Cajun Dance Lesson with Jim Bird & Bonnie Lunceford; Lesson is $15 for ACZA members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. For more details click on Classes to the left.

Beginner's lesson from 7:15-8:00 PM with Don Baggett and Amanda Robinson; Dance from 8-11 PM;

$18 / $5 students / $14 ACZA members

This is the Atlanta debut for this New Orleans based Cajun band, whose name translates to a little mischievous. Quoting Lee Brundage, This band has been the mainstay of our Frenchmen Fais Do-Do Concert Series and they've played at numerous festivals and probably well over 600 gigs at the Tropical Isle Bayou Club on Bourbon Street since they started getting noticed in 2010. They play with an infectious energy, are fun to dance to, and will be a welcome addition to ACZA's traditional holiday party. For more information about this band, visit Facebook at T'Canaille. Authentic Cajun food for sale from Fusions Catering From 6 to 9 & Cash Bar.

ACZA Suggestions for overflow parking

      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, January  25 - ACZA Zydeco T
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.