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Zydeco Dance-A-Long Movie "Kingdom of Zydeco" plus Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride

Doors at 7:30 pm / Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride at 8:00 pm / Film at 8:30 pm

Tickets are $7 in advance/$9 at the door
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Get on your feet or stay in your seat!  This unintentionally humorous movie "Kingdom of Zydeco" intersperses history and commentary with complete musical performances by Boozoo Chavis and Beau Jocque.  On Dance-A-Long Movie night we will offer seating for those who would like to view the movie and plenty of dance floor for those who can't resist the opportunity to dance to these Zydeco legends!!!  Laissez les bon temps rouler!  The movie will be followed by tunes from other Zydeco musical legends mentioned in the movie, DJ'd by Jim Scott.

"THE KINGDOM OF ZYDECO is both a cunning little comedy of manners and a sweet-tempered celebration of American roots music. It chronicles the sea change that took place in the black Creole music scene of southwest Louisiana with the deaths of both Clifton Chenier and Rockin' Dopsie, king and crown prince, respectively, of zydeco music. Who, then, assumes titular leadership of this righteously rocking, washboard-driven sub-genre of rhythm-and-blues? A colorful, engaging cast of disc jockeys, club owners, record dealers and other zydeco artists have their own opinions and biases in the matter. The Chavis-Jocque tussle is prototypical American status buffoonery painted in folk miniature. Both these men kick out the jams in thrilling performances filmed with blissful authority by Mugge, a specialist in roots music documentaries such as 1991's DEEP BLUES. It's Chenier's legacy - and Mugge's observational skills - that triumph in the end."
- Gene Seymour, New York Newsday