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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 - Febraury 7  – ACZA Mardi Gras Party with Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp

Knights of Columbus Post 660

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

6:30 - 7:15 PM Free Intermediate Dance Lesson. 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 band, an Atlanta favorite, is hard to put into just one category. Creole music is bluesier than Cajun music, and more melody-driven than Zydeco. Dennis learned to play fiddle from some of the great Creole fiddlers - Roy Boyer and Conray Fontenot. He's also studied with Cajun fiddler Hadley Castille, and Western Swing fiddler Wade Ray. While his fiddle playing is diverse and top notch, it is the strength and passion of his vocals that grabs your attention. For more information about Dennis and his bands, visit Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp,. Authentic Cajun food for sale from Fusions Catering From 6 to 9 & Cash Bar.

      Future dances with Louisiana Bands at Knights of Columbus

SATURDAY, March  7 - ACZA - Zydeco Ya-Ya
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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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.