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Listen on the Cape

March 9, 2013

Friends in Cape Cod: our documentary will air tomorrow (Sunday, March 10)  just after 7 p.m. on the community radio station WOMR 92.1 FM in Provincetown, which has a second transmitter at WFMR 91.3 FM in Orleans. It will be broadcast by Sam Holmstock on his show “The Gulf Coast and Beyond.” If you’re not near the Cape, listen online here.

Zydeco on Cape Cod radio

7 March 2013

If you look at our web site, you’ll see we have listed radio stations around the country with dedicated zydeco shows. The list includes stations in Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia. We’ve just learned of a new show: percussionist Sam Holmstock’s “The Gulf Coast and Beyond,” which airs every second Sunday from 6 [...]

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Zydeco’s future

6 July 2012

The future zydeco washboard players of Northern California perform with Andre Thierry at the Marin County Fair July 4. Thierry worked with these children under the auspices of the Performing Stars of Marin “Blues in the Schools” program. “In Marin County, the average family income is $100,000 yet there are children who live in isolated [...]

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What is a Creole? A view from Louisiana

1 June 2012

During our research for Zydeco Nation, we repeatedly ran into this question: What does it mean to be Creole? The Louisiana-born zydeco dancers and musicians whom we interviewed had very different responses, as you’ll hear in the montage at 4:41 mark in our documentary. Two examples from this segment: Betty LeBlanc: “It’s a mixture of [...]

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Andre heads south

5 April 2012

Andre Thierry, the smokin’ young accordionist from Richmond, California who is featured in our documentary, is about to go on a two-week tour of Louisiana and Texas. If you’re around Houston/Baytown, San Antonio, Lake Charles, or Lafayette/Mamou, be sure to catch him: http://andrethierry.com/schedule/. If you’re in the Bay Area, you have three chances to catch [...]

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