Welcome to the ACZA
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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

Scheduled ACZA CD dance

  SUNDAY, July 20 - ACZA Dance Party and Pot Luck at Garden Hills

     $5; Dance from 4 to 7 PM;

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

Picture of BandSATURDAY - August 9  –

ACZA - Featuring Carolina Gator Gumbo

Knights of Columbus Post 660

2620 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324 (KOC Map )
Intermediate lesson from 6:30 to 7:15 PM with Bonnie Lunceford and Jim Bird; Beginner's lesson from 7:15-8 PM with Don Baggett and Amanda Robinson (Free with Dance) ;

Dance from 8-11 PM;

$18 / $5 students / $14 ACZA members

This band is back from their triumphant ACZA debut in April of 2013. One of the founding members, Trent Van Blaricom is known to Atlanta dancers as one of the founders of Atlanta Swamp Opera, and Zydeco Ya Ya. They have learned from and have been influenced by the best in Cajun & Creole music: Preston Frank. Bois Sec Ardoin. BooZoo Chavis. Canray Fontenot. D.L.Menard. Marc & Ann Savoy. Al Berard. Let's welcome them back to the ACZA Family! For more information about this band, visit Carolina Gator Gumbo . 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, September  13 - ACZA - Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Special: Intermediate Zydeco Class from 4 to 6 PM before the September 13 dance. Although not necessary, it would be helpful to pre-register by calling Cheri at 770-975-0823 or emailing Anthony Lewis at ablewis1@gmail.com.
     For more information please click Classes in the black banner to the left.

SATURDAY, October  4 - ACZA - Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
SATURDAY, October  25 - ACZA - T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers
SATURDAY, November  22 - ACZA - Hair of the Dog
SATURDAY, December  6 - ACZA - Louisiana Cajun band TBA

      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 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.