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In New Orleans, Zydeco Nation meets The Kitchen Sink

26 March 2012

One of our favorite radio stations, WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans, will broadcast Zydeco Nation tomorrow, March 27, at 10 p.m. Central Time. The documentary will air on David Kunian’s show The Kitchen Sink. Having Kunian host our program is a special treat. As we explained when he broadcast our earlier documentary Still Singing […]

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Roots of Zydeco

27 February 2012

Many people who have listened to Zydeco Nation have expressed interest in learning more about the deep roots of zydeco. Here, then, is a lovely documentary by Nicholas Spitzer, Zydeco: Creole Music and Culture in Rural Louisiana. http://www.folkstreams.net/film,181 Nicholas Spitzer is a folklorist who has spent a large part of his life documenting the vernacular […]

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Giving it back to kids

26 February 2012

At the 23 Club last week, we met two enthusiastic representatives of the Performing Stars of Marin, a Bay Area organization dedicated to providing “professional training in dance, music, social skills and various enrichment opportunities to children who are underserved due to economic, cultural or social barriers.” Although Marin County, north of San Francisco, has […]

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Mardi Gras in Berkeley

25 February 2012

Thanks to Julia Scott-Jackson (right) for this photo from Mardi Gras night at Askkenaz Music & Community Dance Center in Berkeley. In the center is Charles Barnes, who was born in Louisiana and later moved to California. On the left is Theresa Fross. Playing were the Tri Tip Trio—whose music is “based on Clifton and […]

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Again in Marin County

24 February 2012

If you miss today’s broadcast from KWMR, they are going to broadcast Zydeco Nation again on Monday, February 27, 11 a.m.-noon. If you are in Marin County CA, catch the broadcast at 90.5 FM (Point Reyes Station) or 89.9 FM (Bolinas). Also, KWMR streams online, so you can listen from anywhere: www.kwmr.org.  

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