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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 - May 3 –

ACZA - Featuring The Revelers

Knights of Columbus Post 660

2620 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Map )
Special Class:
Intermediate lesson from 4:00-6:00 PM with Bonnie Lunceford and Jim Bird ( $15 ACZA members/$20 non-ACZA members) Please pre-register by emailing Anthony Lewis at ablewis1@gmail.com. For more info click on Classes to the right. ;
Beginner's lesson from 7:00-8 PM with Don Baggett (Free with Dance) ;

Dance from 8-11 PM;

$18 / $5 students / $14 ACZA members

The Revelers is a new Cajun band, composed of old Cajun friends. They played for us at Garden Hills in May of this year, and people haven't stopped talking about them since. Founded by members of Pine Leaf Boys and Red Stick Ramblers, these musicians are some of Louisiana's best. Their contagious approach and danceable rhythms are making music and dance lovers alike stand up and take notice. Hollywood has noticed too - they were on the 2011 season finale of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, and were the featured musicians for the third season of HBO's Treme. For more information about this band, visit The Revelers . 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, June  14 - ACZA - Zydeco T
SATURDAY, July  12 - ACZA - Roux du Bayou
SATURDAY, August  9 - ACZA - 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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Cajun Fiddler Al Berard passed away on Wednesday, February 26th. He was the founding member of Basin Brothers, the first band that ACZA ever booked. Al also played for ACZA with Joe Hall, and most recently, with Atlanta Swamp Opera. There is a moving article in The Advertiser (Lafayette, LA paper) that pays tribute to Al. Here is the link: Tribute to Al Berard.

From Kristi Guillory: A link to the campaign fund we have set up for anyone who wishes to contribute to Al's guitar project CD. This could be a great gesture in lieu or in addition to flowers for the service Saturday. We lost an amazing man, father, husband, musician, cultural ambassador and beautiful spirit in the passing of Al Berard. Days before he passed, he finished a lifelong dream of recording a guitar album of his original music. Please help fund the production and distribution costs to help his dream come to life. Many thanks. Contributors will get a copy of his album -- a digital download, an actual CD, or both. Even if you're unable to contribute, please share this campaign with others. And even more true to Al's amazing spirit, continue to share the LOVE. Al Berard's Guitar Album .

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.