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Cajun & Zydeco Dancing in Los Angeles

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 This web site has been created to promote Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the Southern California area. The dance times, dates and locations may change or an event may be cancelled. Be sure to use the information numbers (if provided) to confirm time and place. If you know of an error on this web page, please contact me and I will correct it. If you would like to receive this newsletter by e-mail, you should also zydecobrad@aol.com

This is a non-profit, voluntary site. I need your help to keep me informed about what is going on. If you would like to pass on Cajun/Zydeco news to the community, please email at zydecobrad@aol.com or call. Phone (310) 962-6596

Thanks, Brad Sjoblom

 

 

http://www.experienceLA.com

 

High Life Cajun Band

http://highlifecajunband.com/

 

ZydecoRoad Videos's

 

Karen Redding Dance Lessons www.LouisianaDanceLA.com

 

www.bayoutalk.com 

 

Ted Sherrod's * www.twoleftfeetca.com

 

Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

 

ZydecoCajun.com - A Louisiana Tradition

Long Beach Bayou Festival

Simi Valley Cajun/Creole Festival  

Bonne Musique Zydeco

 

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

 

http://www.zydecoach.com

 

Bons Temps

Social Club of San Diego 

http://www.icajunzydeco.com/

 

David Sousa and

The Zydeco Mudbugs

 

The San Diego Cajun Playboys

 

Buffalo Bayou Wednesday 1:00-3:00PM

 

The Gumbo Pages

 

Acadiana Cajun/Zydeco Band

 

Louisiana Sue's Bay Area

 

Zydeco Blues Patrol

 

 Mark St Mary Zydeco

 

San Francisco Area

 

Geno Delafose -

http://www.myspace.com

/genodelafosefrb

 

BeauSoleil's Cajun Band

 

The Northwest Zydeco Web

 

Zydeconews from Houston

 

www.bayoubrothers.net

 

My Daughter Lauren Sjoblom's 11th Birthday & Peter March 14 2001 Point 705

https://youtu.be/It6h9pqPtrY

 

My daughter Lauren's 11th Birthday dance with many dancers * I start  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqYpwTjTw58

My daughter in Swinging in the Century

 

 

 

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Terrance Simien and his Grammy

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Other Dance Links

LINDY BY THE SEA with Rusty Franks and Peter Flahiff

SoHo Dance LA is

officially opening

http://www.sohodancela.com/

Have a question? Need to schedule a private lesson?

Give us a call, send us an email or stop by studio and let us know.

310-473-8187

info@sohodancela.com

Founded by champion dancer Raul Santiago, students are introduced to a social environment and get the opportunity to learn not only dance, and all that goes along with it (motor skills, coordination, rhythm), but also the confidence and the ability to enjoy this journey. If you want to stand out at a dance club, be confident at a party, have a fun way to get in shape, have the perfect wedding dance, be the next competitive champion dancer, or are just looking for a way to relieve stress and relax, Soho Dance LA is the dance studio for you! We offer private lessons, group classes, social parties, and private/custom group classes. We specialize in Ballroom, Salsa, Latin Hustle, wedding dance instruction, and all styles of partner dancing.

 

 

 

 

  Swingtime Studio - Phil Adams

StarDanceStudios Salsa/Swing/Ballroom

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association

 

 

 

 


Zydecobrad’s Southern Calif. Cajun & Zydeco 917th News Don’t Miss High Life Cajun Band Sunday@GS LB

 

From Karen Redding:

 

August 28, 2016 - Fundraiser for FolkWorks!

Final 4th Sunday Dance at Golden Sails with the High Life Cajun Band!

http://highlifecajunband.com/

There are many reasons to come to this dance. One is to come say goodbye to me and my team as we close out the 4th Sunday Cajun/Zydeco dances at the Golden Sails. Another is that this is a fundraiser for FolkWorks' brand-new Folk Festival and that when you buy raffle tickets you will be supporting a very worthy organization.

 

You'll also get to "Pass a good time" dancing to the traditional Cajun Music of the High Life Cajun band as they rock the house with their traditional Cajun French two-steps, and conjure memories of the prairies and dance halls of southwest Louisiana with their soulful waltzes.

 

I'll be doing a 50/50 Raffle, so if you can afford it, please bring some extra change to purchase raffle tickets. Winner takes half the money, the other half goes to....you got it! FolkWorks!

 

Here are the details:

Sunday, August 28, 2016

FINAL 4TH SUNDAY DANCE/FOLKWORKS FUNDRAISER

Featuring The High Life Cajun Band!

Golden Sails Hotel, PCH Club

6285 East Pacific Coast Highway

Long Beach, CA 90804

Doors Open: 3:30 PM

Band Plays: 4-7 PM

Admission: $15 Cash Only, Exact Change Appreciated.

Info: Karen call/text 562-708-8946

Email: karinovations@verizon.net

 

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you to thank you for your support over the years. Many hugs to you all! Let's send this baby out with a great big partaaaaayyyy!

 

Hugs and Love to you all,


From Karen Redding

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - NEWHALL, CA

Zydeco JAM Session With Karen Redding

Dennis G & The Zydeco Trail Riderz

7 PM

Old Town Newhall Library

24500 Main Street

Newhall, CA 91321

Admission: FREE

http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/981

 http://zydecotrailriderz.com/shows


High Life Band Cajun

Saturday, October 8
Folkworks’ Inaugural Festival
Cajun Dance at Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club
Stay Tuned for more info!

San Diego Event: 

Sat., August 13  --- David Souza and the Zydeco Mudbug

War Memorial Hall, 3325 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA 92101

See Balboa Park Map for guidance.

Zydeco dance lesson at 6:20 p.m.

Dance to live Louisiana music from 7 to 10:15 p.m.

Admission just $10. Please pay at the registration table to get your wrist band. First timers receive a $5 discount!

 


From Dick Brainard:

 

SOME UPCOMING CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVALS

SOME UPCOMING CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVALS

 

RHYTHM & ROOTS FESTIVAL--Ninigret State Park, RI--Sep. 1-2-3

    Thursday night (8/31)at the Towers in Narragansett, featuring Orchestra Royal w/ Steve Riley Kevin Wimmer, Michael Doucet & others.

    The fest follows all day Fri (9/1), Sat (9/2) & Sun (9/3). Go to www.rhythmandroots.com  for the full festival lineup & details.

    ****************

 

FESTIVALS ACADIENS--Lafayette, LA--Oct 13-14-15-16,  2016

    Always a great time, even if it is humid--& dancing is mostly in the grass which becomes dirt--there is one dance floor under a tent, and it gets super crowded.

    The festival occurs all day Saturday & Sunday; however, there will be much other dancing Thursday & Friday nights, & Sunday after the festival closes.

    Make your reservations by calling the Ramada Inn Lafayette 337-233-6815. Be sure to request the special Festivals Acadiens Zydeco Rate of $65/night.

    If told no rooms available when you reach the front desk, ask to be transferred to Carla Schrimpf (direct line 337-408-2809).

    She is in charge of group accommodations--& yes we have many rooms reserved just for our group.

    Now for some of the dance events: There will be MORE!

    Thursday, Oct. 13:

    * Vermilionville Barn: Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys; 8:00-11:00 PM.

    Friday, Oct. 14:

    *Bach Lunch Dance-Parc Sans Souci-Downtown Lafayette:  Band TBA; Noo-1:00 PM.

    * Early evening dance at Girard Park w/ Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars; 5:30-7:00 PM.

    * “Krewe de Canaille” dance at La Pouissiere in Breaux Bridge w/ Wilson Savoy & the Pineleaf Boys; 8:00 PM.

    * Feed & Seed: Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express; 9:00-Midnight.

    * Whiskey River Landing: Lil’ Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step; 9:00-Midnight—TENTATIVE.

    * O’Darby’s in Carencro: Terry & the Bad Boys; 9:30-Midnight.

    Saturday, Oct. 15:

   * Café des Amis-Breaux Bridge: Band TBA: 8:00-Noon; Band TBA.

    *Parc International-Downtown Lafayette-Zydeco Breakfast: Terry & the Bad Boys; 8:00-11:00 AM.

    * Festivals Acadiens all day at  Girard Park in Lafayette. Go to www.festivalsacadiens.com for festival lineup

    *Grant Street Warehouse-Lafayette: Terry & the Bad Boys: 9:00-Midnight.

    Sunday, Oct. 15:

    * Festivals Acadiens all day at Girard Park in Lafayette. Info at www.festivalsacadiens.com

    * Whiskey River Landing on Henderson Levee; Geno Delafose @ 4:00 PM.

    * Evening dance at Pat’s Atchafalaya in Henderson. Not yet confirmed—stay  tuned.

    *Pont Breaux-formerly Mulate’s in Breaux Bridge: Terry & the Bad Boys; 6:00 PM.

    ****************

 

BLACKPOT FESTIVAL--Lafayette, LA--Usually the last weekend of October.

    Go to www.blackpotfestival.com for schedule & details.

    There will be no special rate at the Ramada Inn  for this event.

    The festival is held at Vermilionville Historic Park across from the airport.

    ****************

 

NEW YEARS EXTRAVAGANZA--Lafayette, LA--Dec. 27-28-29-30-31-Jan. 1

    This is the largest & best NYE event in the country (maybe the entire world)! The following music is confirmed so far--there will be much more!

    Again, make your room reservations at the Ramada Inn Lafayette 337-233-6815 & request the Zydeco New Year’s Rate of  $65/night.

    Tuesday, Dec. 27:

    * Feed & Seed, Lafayette--Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step--TENTATIVE

    Wednesday, Dec. 28:

    * La Pouissiere, Breaux Bridge--Wilson Savoy & the Pine Leaf Boys.

    Thursday, Dec. 29:

    *Feed & Seed, Lafayette--Roy Carrier Tribute w/ Dikki Du, Corey Ledet, Jeffery

      Broussard, Leroy Thomas, & maybe a special guest or two; 8:00 PM.

    Friday, Dec. 30:

    * LaPouissiere-Breaux Bridge: Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express; 8:00 PM.

    Saturday, Dec. 31:

    * Vermilionville, Lafayette—New Year’s Eve Dance w/ Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie; 9:00 PM.

    Sunday, Jan. 1:

    * TBA

       Deb Waldman’s New Year’s Day house party potluck & music will not be held this year as she will be away.

    ****************

 

MARDI GRAS WEEKEND--February 23-24-25-26-27-28

    Too far in the future to begin speculating all the events!

    However Terry & the Bad Boys will play Feed & Seed Thu. the 23rd.

    Ramada Inn Lafayette (337-233-6815) will again offer rooms for $65/night.

    Be sure to ask for the Mardi Gras Zydeco Rate


 

Here's a link to my web page calendar with upcoming shows.  Zydeco Trail Riderz - Shows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zydeco Trail Riderz - Shows

Shows. Zydeco Trail Riderz, a world group from Los Angeles, CA

View on zydecotrailriderz.com

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 Thanks for sharing, 

 

Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Zydeco Trail Riderz

 

 

http://zydecotrailriderz.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Zydeco Trail Riderz

Home page of Zydeco Trail Riderz, a world group from Los Angeles, CA. Zydeco Band. Lousiana Music. Zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans, Swamp Pop, Classic R&B, Rock an...

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Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco
Celebrating 21 years as a band!

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Over 672,000 Youtube hits! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4
- and continuing on Nickelodeon’s “React To That!” http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/react-to-that-109-clip.html

Yes We Are!! Booking shows NOW for 2016-17!!
Do YOU have a favorite Event where you’d love to see the Zydekats?! Would you like free tickets?!
Join our "Fest Quest Team" – see info at bottom of this email for details! Help us spread “Zydecosis!!”

Facebook Fanclub Page - Please check out the latest photos & videos – and Post your own! - http://www.facebook.com/lisahaley.zydekats

OUR WORLD NEEDS JOYFUL MUSIC!
We love you all! - Lisa and the Kats

 

AUGUST

 

FRIDAY 8.12.16: LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA - 5PM
SAWDUST FESTIVAL
935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
http://sawdustartfestival.org/festivals/

 

SATURDAY 8.13.16 TEMPLE CITY, CALIFORNIA - 11AM
TEMPLE CITY LIBRARY CONCERT

5939 Golden West Ave. Temple City, CA, 91780
http://www.colapublib.org/calendar/index.php?eID=93459 – Info: (626) 285-2171

 

 

THURSDAY 8.18.16 FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA – 7:30PM
MUCKENTHALER CULTURAL CENTER
Director’s Choice Concert
1201 West Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
Come out and dance! - http://www.themuck.org

 

SUNDAY 8.21.16 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA – 12PM
JAZZ in the PINES FESTIVAL
http://www.idyllwildjazz.com/

 

TUESDAY 8.23.16 PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - 6PM
MEMORIAL PARK CONCERT

85 E. Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103
http://www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/events/concerts-in-the-park

 

THURSDAY 8.25.16 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA - 7PM
IDYLLWILD COMMUNITY CENTER CONCERT

26150 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
http://www.idyllwildsummerconcerts.org/

 

SEPTEMBER


SAT 9.3.16 VENTURA, CALIFORNIA - 7:30PM
OLIVAS ADOBE
4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura, CA 92002
http://www.cityofventura.net/mus

 

SAT 9.24.16 IRVINE, CALIFORNIA –
IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL

Col Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine CA 92606
http://www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/

 

SUN 9.25.16 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA –
ADAMS AVENUE STREET FAIR
Blues Stage - Hawley Bl & Adams Ave
http://www.adamsaveonline.com/StreetFair/default.htm

 

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“By the grace of God, may America protect our most valuable gift: Freedom!”

HUGE BUNCH of 2016 & 2017 Shows In the Works - Everywhere!

Club Zydecosis "Fest Quest Team!"

Please help us come to your town! It works like this:

1.  You reply to this email, telling us an event for which you would like to see us perform.

2.  Our office "officially" contacts the promoter.

3.  We then personally email you the event’s contact info for “suggestions” for bands.

4.  You send them a short email or phone message:
"We would love to see Lisa Haley & the Zydekats! They have a new 8th album, "Joy Ride," and a whole new show!"

5. The first Club Zydecosis member to successfully land us a new show will receive:

FREE ADMISSION for 2 people to that event!
Promoters really do respond to requests from our fans - Please call them and tell them about us!!

Retro Treat from the “Lisa Haley Secret Archives!”

In 2006 & 2007, Lisa yodeled her way thru 4 now-famous “SlimJim Snapalope Commercials!”

Snapalopes were very silly marionettes, made from… Slim Jims! And hunted in the aisles of the MiniMart…

Here are the links:

1.     Snapalope “Trap”                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OJpIC8DS4

2.      Snapalope “Camouflage”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL0r1X2Mxao

3.     Snapalope “Headlights”        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENA87ptHHo

4.     Snapalope “Decoy”              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAKpoMfjso

(Yes, that’s Lisa also playing violin!) (reposted by jackmckeon)

-        And -
The EMMY-WINNING “Late Mr. Pete Show”
featuring Lisa with her previous musical group, Zydeco Party Band!
See all 13 Episodes here: http://wn.com/the_late_mr_pete_show_1991_channel_5_ktla_los_angeles
Episodes include: the EMMY Ceremony - Dick Clark - Steve Allen – and Lisa & the boys!!


Check out the Video’s from The Long Beach Bayou Below:

 

Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners at The Long Beach Bayou 2016

 

https://youtu.be/1fnjcjklJXM

 

J.J. Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 with Wendy Lemlin

 

https://youtu.be/Rnik2niBJ2A

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/UI0Cgc6_hqU

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/swU0PlPRrl4

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/Xd08LIyiobY

 

Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band  at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/DY2RdyN4oF0

 

Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band  at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/EnNQWadGq3c

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/nzBbTSDsPCM

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/eiZ2rJY4VxA

 


2016 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival Videos

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/L4utPB4yn1E

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 2                           

https://youtu.be/KC1n4TegFnI

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/4sFrbEywsMc


Erin Brandt and Peter Oliver Dancing at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/2xw-67mORuQ


Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/0P1hJDRjSus

 

Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/JzELJmiGX-I

 

Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/hfBt5ykqCD4


Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/GeKXc8mr95k

 

Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/4E_Gh8umNQs


Zydeco meets Lindy at the Simi Valley Cajun Blues festival 2016

Great dancing Robert Vangor  with your beautiful dance partner.

 

https://youtu.be/j9IJy-LYhNk

 


 

Leon Russel at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/20KSC16EPFc


Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1

 

https://youtu.be/Iz4eaWZLOU4

 

Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2

 

https://youtu.be/OStVuBlqMTU


Bonnie Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1

 

https://youtu.be/ZOZOakolwBI

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2

 

https://youtu.be/5TVxpQ9BbBg


Barbara Morrison Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/cu-cZ1uRDl4

 

Thank You Peter Oliver, Al Gardner, San Diego Bon Temps Social Club and All for another great San Diego Gator by the Bay Festival.  Below are a number of Videos from the festival

 

San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Brad Sjoblom and Kathy dancing to Bonsoir Catlin. Peter Oliver doing the filming. Thank You Peter & all for putting on a great Festival! As you can see Kathy and I had a great time.  There are more videos uploading. Greg Benusa & Erin Brandt are also dancing in video (Two Great dance Instructors)

https://youtu.be/hSTDHc2-PzM


Gator by the Bay 2016 Erin Brandt & AJ Gibbs

https://youtu.be/3Fui8c9zWEk


Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Bonsoir Catin Karen Hinz & Peter Oliver Dancing

https://youtu.be/istWBNvkvV8

 


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble 1

https://youtu.be/jo-zs0hSTbc


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin

https://youtu.be/07DeiEVxejI


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin Workshop 1

https://youtu.be/X-QZqRA1TJI


Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Curley Taylor 2

https://youtu.be/pMHa30gLuAY

 


Geno Delafose Cruise Nov 2016

 

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Experience the Western Caribbean "Fun Ship" Style! 

 

 

There is no better way to cruise the Caribbean than with Geno Delafose! Rates include a souvenir Cruise T-Shirt, Koozie, 4 private performances by Geno Delafose, and a private cocktail party.

 

Itinerary Map

 

Ships' Registry - The Bahamas and Panama

 

Please note that bookings made outside of the group or directly with the cruise line will not have access to the group ameneties nor will they be allowed entrance into the private events and functions. 

 

 7 Day Voyage 

 

 Carnival Dream 

 Cruise Details https://www.globetrektravel.com/cruiseregistration.cfm 

 Sail Date  Interior  Ocean View  Balcony  Suite

Nov 6, 2016  $460.00*  $760.00*  $720.00*  $1,310.00*

Port Charges  159.00  159.00  159.00  159.00

Gov. Taxes  100.87  100.87  100.87  100.87

Total Cruise, Port Charges & Taxes  $719.87  $1,019.87  $979.87  $1,569.87

Rates are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Government fees/taxes ($17 to $299) are additional per guest. Restrictions apply.

 

Carnival reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests at up to $9 per person per day if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel.

 

 

 Cruise Itinerary 

 Day  Port of Call  Arr  Dep

Sun   New Orleans, Louisiana     04:00PM 

Mon   Fun Day At Sea     

Tue   Fun Day At Sea      

Wed   Montego Bay, Jamaica   08:00AM   05:00PM 

Thu   Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands   07:00AM   04:00PM 

Fri   Cozumel, Mexico   10:00AM   06:00PM 

Sat   Fun Day At Sea     

Sun   New Orleans, Louisiana   08:00AM   

 

 

 

*Rate does not include port charges and government taxes of $259.87 per person and is based on double occupancy. Inside rate is based on a category 4B. Ocean rate is based on a category 6L. Balcony rate is based on a category 8B. Suite rate is based on a category OS. Rates are subject to change and are based on availability at the time of booking. Additional cabin categories may be available at the time of booking. A non-refundable deposit of $25 per person is required to reserve your stateroom. A second deposit of $225 per person is due by June 01, 2016. Final payment is due by August 01, 2016. Ocean View, Triple, Quad and Suite Staterooms require the full $250 per person deposit at the time of booking.

 

Proof of Citizenship is required: Passport Recommended

 

Space is limited! Contact your GlobeTrek Travel Agent TODAY to reserve your stateroom.

 

 

  (337) 477-0835  https://www.globetrektravel.com/cruiseregistration.cfm 

 

Lynn Carr

Corporate Sales Manager

 

 

GlobeTrek Travel, Inc

3310 Creole Street

Lake Charles, LA  70601

337-477-0835


 

From Dana D. –

 

Hi folks..wanted to thank all those who came out on Sunday for our 21st Anniversary Party..the place was rockin' really hard from the the first note to the last..And the best thing? we started EARLY!!!!!!!!!! Shocked the hell out of everyone!! lol..at 5:26..that seems to be the best time to do these things..Lots of people were getting different info on different sites, but this here,or the schedule that Lisa puts up is the best..Sometimes people get the times wrong..But Andre started at early like I said, and just kept going  till around 8:15, a good almost 3 hours of non-stop zydeco..man, it was great all night..

 

Was also night to see a lot of the older folks who made the Eagles and this scene thrive..Again, I wanted to thank Andre for all he has down..Playing, teaching both the musicians who had no idea of what Zydeco was about, and also showing me how to do a lot of sound stuff, housing musicians, backing them up, getting new people in, etc..the  list goes on..I'll keep saying it..We are blessed to have him here..

 

And Also wanted to thank again Lisa Lee, who really w/o her, the dances would not really happen..She does a lot of behind the scenes work that she doesn't want to get credit for, but man,let me tell you she does..So thanks,hon,for making this thing still go on as hard as it is sometimes..Believe me folks, it's not just booking a band, taking money, and the dough rolls in..lots more goes into it..And Lisa does the best job of someone I know..So thank her next time you see her..

 

By the way,  her Basic Class will be going on Tonight,Tuesday Aug.23,at the BEAT, 2560 9th St. in Berkeley..She's a good teacher, patient, thorough, sweet, kind, and really does a good job to get people to move right..that will be at 8:30, and go till 10pm..

 

This Friday, Aug. 26 at the Hall, the Zydeco Flames return..They always put on a good show, and they've been there from the beginning like Andre..Doors 8, lessons 8:30, music at 9pm.We'll see you there..

 

Also, there are 2 more festivals coming up.. The 1st one is the Sebastopol Festival that has moved to the Labor Day Weekend..there are now two days, and the Zydeco day is the first, Sat..Sept. 3 w/Andrew Carriere, Zydeco Flames, Curley Taylor and Jeffrey Broussard..that's an all-day thing, and a wonderful place to go..the 2nd day features more New Orleans w/Maria Muldaur, Henry Butler, and Zigaboo Modeliste.

 

I will also have advanced tickets at the hall this Friday if you want to buy them..

 

We will be doing a Sunday show w/Curley Taylor on Sept. 4 at the Hall as well.Why so many Sunday shows and not Friday as usual? just to break it up..that's why and whenever we have a Festival these days, people don't come on Fridays..it's that simple too.So we do Sundays..and maybe will do some in the Fall..I'lm working on it.we'll see..

 

 Then in October Andres' Creole Festival w/be going on..that is also the first Sat. of October the 1st..at the old Lagoon Park in San Rafael..where many Zydeco Festivals used to be held..And then we will be having a Sunday show the day after Andres' Festival..that will also be going on at 5:30.

 

And lastly, last Sat..I put out a list of the bands that played and as usual, I missed a few because w/over 1000 shows, I just did..I kind of find it funny though that most but not all the people who reminded me of "you didn’t' mention such" don't come much to the Hall anymore.And no Clark Peterson, I'm not talking about you..Thanks for reminding me about Andrew...But I digress..The list of the bands I missed will be at the end of the blurb here..We'll see you Friday..So spread the word..

 

Thanks again to all past, present and future Eagles Hall Zydeco dancers/bands/patrons, and more..

 

 Dana D.

 

zydecod@msn.com

 

 Eagles Hall

2305 Alameda Ave

Alameda, Ca. 94501

 

21 Years of Zydeco/Cajun/Jump Blues

Every Friday Night

Still Going Strong

 

Schedule:

 

 

 

Friday-Aug. 26 Zydeco Flames

Friday-Sept. 2 NO DANCE TONIGHT

Sunday-Sept. 4 CURLEY TAYLOR  AND ZYDECO TROUBLE, FROM SUNSET, LA..STARTING AROUND 5:30ISH

Friday-Sept. 9 Motordude Zydeco

Friday-Sept 16 Andre Thierry(Celebrating Theresa Balcionis' B-Day)

Friday-Sept. 23 TBD

Friday-Sept. 30 TBD

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

SUNDAY-OCTOBER 2  ANDRE, SPECIAL GUESTS, POST CREOLE UNITED DANCE PARTY, POTLUCK STARTING AT 5

 

FRIDAY-OCTOBER 28  20TH ANNUAL ZYDECO HALLOWEEN DANCE AND COSTUME CONTEST W/THE ZYDECO FLAMES

 

FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 11  TERRY AND THE ZYDECO BAD BOYS, FROM LAFAYETTE, LA..CELEBRATING DANA D'S BIRTHDAY

 

SOME OTHER BANDS THAT PLAYED I FORGOT TO MENTION:

 

FEUFOLLET

ANDREW CARRIERE AND THE CAJUN ALL-STARS

KENNY MENARD

BLUERUNNERS

RODDIE ROMERO AND THE HUB CITY ALL-STARS

GERARD LANDRY AND THE CAJUN BANDITS

JEREMY FRUGE AND THE ZYDECO HOT BOYS

JEROME BATISTE

CRAWDADDY

MORRIS LEDET

BON TON MICKEY

ZYDECO ONE-NIGHTERS

 

THANKS AGAIN..I THINK THAT IS IT..

 

 


 

 

The Blues Geography: Check Out How Geography Has Influenced the Blues

How Geography Has Influenced the Blues

Learn all about the geography of the blues and how it has shaped the music.

Don’t underestimate the power of geography. There’s more to geography than just where a place lies on the map. Rather, geography provides a narrative as to how a subject relates to a place. When it comes to the blues, the migration of the genre provides insight into the development and growth of the music. Check out the geography of the blues for better insight to how the genre has become what it is today.

Mississippi Delta.

The blues were born along the banks of the Mississippi Delta in the early 1800s. The music developed as work songs sung by slaves that had been brought over to the Americas from Africa and transformed into a form of expression in later years to talk about life’s hardships. The style of music is influenced by African musical traditions that feature elementary instruments. The simplicity of the style makes it one of the more power forms of the Blues as this sort of style is raw and passionate.

Texas & Louisiana.

The blues traveled south in the early 1900s and reached New Orleans and Texas. The Louisiana blues was quickly influenced by the Cajun & Creole stylings of music to create a unique style of blues. Additionally, the birth of jazz led to the incorporation of a more piano and horn-driven style. Texan blues, on the other hand, had been influenced by the Latin flavor of nearby Mexico. The Texan blues has unique guitar sounds that have been influenced by the Mexican Flamenco.

Memphis & Chicago.

It’s not just the South that has influenced the development of the blues. The music genre had also migrated upstream to the North. In the 20th century, the blues travelled to Memphis where it developed a more urban sound with more jazz elements and guitar solos. A little later in the 1920s, the blues migrated even further north, reaching Chicago and Detroit. In these Northern cities, the blues was given yet another makeover. This time, the bands were comprised of more musicians and the instrument were amplified to reach a larger audience. Additionally, the lyrics had changed, becoming more bold and shocking than they had been previously.

Enjoy the blues now and always and its geographic glory. Check out blues artists from around the country at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival.  Enjoy music stylings from all the locations and save the date for the 28th Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, coming Memorial Day weekend of 2017. Contact us for more information.

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Seattle Events:


 

Sep.10 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

This show could very well take the crown for Zydeco Event of the Year and, trust me, you definitely want to be there. Curley and his band always, always give it 100%, putting on a fantastic show bursting with energy and joy. And we are gonna have a great crowd for this one, come on out!

 

Saturday, September 10 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Eagles Aerie No.1, 8pm, $20

Zydeco lesson with Cat & Sean, 7pm

All ages 'til 10pm

 

Help spread the good news! Visit the FB event page here and let us know that you’re “going,” and/or share the event with your friends. Thank you!

 

Details GatorBoyProductions.com


 

Upcoming | Swamp Soul, Dance Classes, Juke Joint

Friday, Aug.26 | Swamp Soul

Third Place Commons, 7:30-9:30pm, free

 

Sunday, Sep.11 | Fall Classes & Workshops begin

Beg. Zydeco and Swing

Int./Adv. Zydeco, Swing, and Blues

with Nancy, Claire, & Sean

 

Friday, Sep.16 | 3rd Friday Dance / Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Eagles Aerie No.1, 8pm

Blues lesson 7:15pm

 

Saturday, Sep.24 | Swamp Soul

Eagles Aerie No.1, 8pm

Dance lesson (and music at band break) with the Gator Boy!

 

Details GatorBoyProductions.com


 

Private Lesson | Get right with dance

It’s high dance season, and you can avail yourself and your friends of the fun and focused attention you get from private lessons with the Gator Boy, whether it be zydeco, swing, blues, waltz, wedding prep, and/or partnering and connection. See GatorBoyProductions.com or email Sean for details on gift certificates, group lessons, DJ services, and special events. Thanks!


 

Mark Your Calendar…

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Aug.26 | Swamp Soul

 

Sep.10 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Live Louisiana zydeco at Eagles Aerie No.1

It's gonna be a party!

 

Sep.11 | Fall Classes & Workshops begin

Back to school!

Beg. & Int/Adv Zydeco, Swing, and Blues

 

Sep.16 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint

3rd Friday dance at Eagles Aerie No.1

 

Sep.24 | Swamp Soul

Dance lesson and break music with the Gator Boy

 

Nov.3-6 | Seabeck 11 Dance Camp: All Things Swing

Registration ongoing! Details here

 

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com


 

In Other News…

 

Private Lessons…Treat yourself and/or your friends to the focused attention and optimal results a private lesson can provide. See GatorBoyProductions.com for details and/or for gift certificates, group lessons, DJ services, and special events, email Sean for more info.

 

Zydeco Salé…Sadly, Zydeco Salé's run has ended. It sure was fun, though! NWCZ Radio will continue rebroadcasting shows from 5-6pm every Sunday, until they fine a suitable replacement, and you can find all 31 past shows on archive at GatorBoyProductions.com (just click on the Zydeco Salé graphic).

 

Donovan Design…Time to freshen up your look? Need a sweet new logo, brochure, flyer or poster? Call Sean! That's right, dance instructor by night, professional graphic designer by day. Please check out my online portfolio and let me know if I can be of service to you or someone you know. Thank you kindly.

 

Be a Gator Liker!...Get the latest news, cool dance vids and more by clicking "Like" on the Gator Boy Productions Facebook page -- help spread the gospel of zydeco!

 


ALLONS ZYDECO!

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The Gator Boy loves his subscribers, but knows things sometimes change. To unsubscribe from this list, simply reply to this email and let me know, no questions asked.
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Here are three YouTube Video’s that I took of The Revelers at Timewarp Records last Friday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2g-UTqgapM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq1G1Nl6wZ4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9r5MClnUpU

 

 


From Greg Benusa

http://www.ZydecoBlog.com

 

It's just a little Zydeco blog I keep posting stories on about upcoming zydeco

festivals... CD's... etc.. If people want to be notified for new

postings to the blog they can just subscribe on the right side of the

window on the web page.

gbenusa@pacbell.net

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Hey Brad....

Hope all is good in your neck of the woods :)

Can you share this web page link to the blog as I posted a new video

clip teaching the Zydeco Cha Cha line dance.

www.ZydecoBlog.com

 

Thanks,

-Greg

Greg Benusa New Zydeco & Cajun Dance Instruction DVD

Hey Brad,

Can you put out to your mail list that we just released an Advanced & Intermediate Zydeco Dance instruction / Workshop#3 DVD.

It covers the styles and moves you see in Texas & Louisiana. 

All the details about the DVD are at http://www.LearnZydeco.com

Thanks,

- Greg

New Zydeco & Cajun Dance Instruction DVD just released.  It's title

is Workshop #1 - Louisiana Dance Home School

Instructor Greg Benusa covers beginning Zydeco, Waltz, the Cajun Jig

& Two Step.  It breaks down the basics of each of these dances as

well as covers a few intermediate moves as well.

It covers alternative teaching styles that are used across the

country.  The music on the DVD are from the bands of Brian Jack,

Leroy Thomas, Noonie & The San Diego Cajun Playboy's.

Visit www.LearnZydeco.com for more details on the DVD and please pass

the word to new dancers who you think maybe interested.

It is currently available to purchase online at www.LearnZydeco.com

and will be sold through http://www.activevideos.com and probably Floyd's

Records in the near future.

Thank You. - Greg ph: 619-857-8409

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Violin Instructors Dr. Jim Sitterly and Grammy Nominated Lisa Haley

Violin Lessons on YouTube Go to YouTube.com and Search for zydecobrad + Violin


The purpose of this newsletter is to promote Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the Southern California area. 

You may access the Southern California Cajun Zydeco Web Page at

http://Zydecobrad.com

This Web Page will have additional information such as dance flyers and numerous links to Cajun/Zydeco Web Pages around the world. The dance time, date and location may change or cancel so please call the numbers provided to confirm. If you notice an error in any of the information let me know at Zydecobrad@aol.com.  If you have any Cajun/Zydeco functions or news that you want placed on the newsletter and Web Page, please send them to me via email.. You may also call me at home at (310) 962-6596.   I will try to answer your calls and letters as soon as I can. To be removed from this email list, just ask.

Thank You,

Brad Sjoblom

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