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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! April 19 the ACZA is at Garden Hills!

Picture of BandSUNDAY - April 19 –

ACZA CD Party & Potluck Dinner

Garden Hills Community Center

337 Pinetree Dr. NE Atlanta 30305 A Map
Beginner lesson from 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM with Don Baggett;

Dance from 4 - 7 PM;

Everyone is $5

Ah, Spring! The cold weather (or, what passes for it in Georgia) is finally gone, flowers are blooming, and it's time to spend a Sunday afternoon dancing, visiting with friends, and enjoying the bountiful culinary talents of your fellow ACZA members. Bring a potluck dish/kitchen experiment/dessert, your dancing shoes, a friend, and an adventurous spirit. We'll provide the Cajun and Zydeco dance music, chairs, water cooler and paper products. Everybody wins!

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

SATURDAY, May  2 - ACZA - Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
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.