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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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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 921st News Don’t Miss The Folkworks Inaugural Festival 10/8 Santa Monica

 

Dancing at the Golden Sails Hotel 

Sunday September 25 with High Life Cajun Band

 

http://highlifecajunband.com/

 

Accordionist Paul Rathje, fiddle player Ben Guzman, and their band, welcome you to hear the exciting sounds of the Cajun dance hall! 

 

Golden Sails Hotel - PCH Club - 6285 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803

4 to 7pm -- $15 per person

 


 

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


Saturday, October 8
Folkworks’ Inaugural Festival
Cajun Dance at Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club

 

http://fwfolkrootsfestival.com/

 

Saturday October 8th, 2016 10am-11pm Tickets $10 - $35

Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club 1210 4th Street, Santa Monica

Workshops at EC English School 401 Wilshire Blvd #350 Santa Monica

 



WITCHER, RECUPIDO & LEVITT
WAKING KATE • RENEE SAFIER/ANDY HILL 
TRACY NEWMAN • ROSS ALTMAN 
LINDA ALVAREZ • NEVENKA 
THE SUSIE GLAZE NEW FOLK ENSEMBLE

WORKSHOPS

  CAJUN • SQUARE DANCING  MORRIS DANCE

JAMMING / SINGING

FOLK FILMS

CRAFT VENDORS

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

BEER & WINE BAR

SILENT AUCTION

 


Mark St. Mary at Golden Sails Hotel PCH Club

Sunday October 9th, 2016   ...  4:30 to 7:30pm

 

Golden Sails Hotel - PCH Club

6285 East Pacific Coast Hwy -Long Beach, CA 90803

Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com

        David (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net

Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome!

Tasty food available at reasonable prices at the hotel restaurant which opens at 5 pm

 


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Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys at Golden Sails Hotel PCH Club

Sunday November 13th, 2016   ...  4:30 to 7:30 pm

Golden Sails Hotel - PCH Club

6285 East Pacific Coast Hwy -Long Beach, CA 90803

Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com

        David (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net

Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome!

Tasty food available at reasonable prices at the hotel restaurant which opens at 5 pm.


 

Future San Diego Events

 

October 2016

 

Sat., Oct. 8  --- Mark St. Mary

 

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!

 

November 2016

 

Sat., November 12  --- Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys

 

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

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

    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 rooms reserved just for our group.

    And you can now check events for free at www.zydecoevents.com! Go to the site, click on “Events” then “Louisiana.”

    Thursday, Oct. 13:

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

     *Warehouse 535: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys + Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie: Begins 9:00.

    Friday, Oct. 14:

    * Zydeco Dance Lesson w/ Greg Benusa in the Ramada Inn Ballroom-always fun! 10:00 AM

    * Bach Lunch Dance-Parc Sans Souci-Downtown Lafayette:  Band TBA; 12:00-1:00 PM.

    * Early evening dance at Girard Park w/ Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars; 7:00-8:45 PM.

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

     *Artmosphere: Feufollet + Bonsoir, Catin: 9:00 PM.

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

    * 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. May be closed but no word yet.

    *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: After festival dance w/ Terry & the Bad Boys: 9:00-Midnight.

    *Warehouse 535: Wayne Singleton & Same OL’ 2-Step + Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys: 9:00 or 9:30 PM.

    Sunday, Oct. 16:

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

    * Whiskey River Landing at Henderson Levee; Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ 4:00 PM.

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

    * O’Darby’s Bar & Grill, 827 Hector Connoly Rd., Carencro; Leroy Thomas: 8:00 PM.


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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Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Zydeco Trail Riderz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

SEPTEMBER

 

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.     SnapalopeTrap”                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OJpIC8DS4

2.      SnapalopeCamouflage”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL0r1X2Mxao

3.     SnapalopeHeadlights”        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENA87ptHHo

4.     SnapalopeDecoy”              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!!


 

From Dana D

Wanted to thank those who came out to hear Andre last week..Man, did he sound good..For those who couldn't or didn't make it, you missed a great show..Andre is just the best I've heard him and I keep saying it as he keeps getting better and he was really good to start with..Theresa didn't make the birthday Party she was planning but a lot of people did come so thank you..don't forget that Andre, Step Rideau will be at our Hall on the Sunday Oct. 2 after the show they will put on up in San Rafael on Oct. 1..we hope you support both if you can, as Andre is putting his own festival own and I'm doing the day after..both will be good..Both will have great bands to dance too..thanks..

 

This Friday we are celebrating another Birthday, Cheryl Macbrides' own day, w/her and her boyfriend Jim Scotts band, the Iko Ya-Yas..No, they don't play traditional Zydeco or Cajun, but like Tom Rigney make it their own..many people have asked for them, so we hope to see you there..Doors as usual at 8, lessons 8:30, music at 9..Thanks and help spread the word..

Also we are not doing the 30th, but a Sunday show w/Andre, Step Rideau, and others..many many people keep asking me to do Sundays, so we are for the next two months, the first Sundays of the month..Oct. 2 and November 6..the october date is the after party for the Creole United Festival Andre is putting on..So we hope you support both..The time for the Oct. show is 5:30..and I'ts a potluck as well..

 

Many people have asked me why I'm not teaching anymore or dancing as much..well, my feet are still not very good to be honest..after 45 years of dancing, running, boxing, etc..they have some problems..so I''m just being super cautious..have Achilles Tendonitis and Stress Fractures on both feet is not much fun to say the least..But we keep doing the dances, Lisa and I, and hope you still come..In my mind, Eagles is the best place to see a band and dane, and we actually cater to dancers, unlike a lot of places that book a band, hustle you for booze money, and if they don't get enough, they never book zydeco or cajun bands again..Sadly that is way too often the problem..Outside of Texas and La..Zydeco/Cajun dances/dancers known for not drinking at all, and not spending money at a bar..Not judging it, just saying..that is why Eagles is great..

 

That is why is was so nice to see folks from Colorado, who came on Friday, as they were telling me how their scene went from 200 every dance to less than 20..yes it did..and how great it was that we were still doing it after over 20 years..They were also telling people at the Hall what we were doing was great but some of our regulars just didn't believe it..sad but true..So again, thanks for the support..We're going through November..After that who knows? But we'll have a bang up series of dances till then..

 

Just to let you know as you might not, Eagles is a non-profit fraternal order that gives quite a bit of money away to charities..one of our charities is for Veterans and we just raised over 3 thousand dollars for troops and their famililes..that is just one of many things we've done and still do..And when we don't' have dances, or people don't show, Charities suffer..it is what it is..We've always honored vets at our dances as well..Nobody else has given a shout out to them like I have at our dances or given them free dances either..NOBODY!!! And the Vets are just one charity.We do Heart Association, Cancer Fund, Alzheimer Research, Kidney Fund, Spinal Cord, and many many more..And NO!!! WE ARE NOT A MILITARISTIC ORGANIZATION, which I over heard again this last Friday..and some people use that as a pretext for not showing up..We aren't..We are just "people helping People"..which is our Motto..And if some people think that helping Vets is in some way, a Militaristic way, well,, then, they are sadly wrong..again we are "People helping People" and have in Alameda since 1905!!!!!!!!!! and been in the Building we are in now since 1914!! Pretty impressive if you ask me..So thanks..

By the way,  her Basic Class will be going on Tuesday Sept. 20 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..She's going to be teaching for 3 weeks..Go take a class..learn something cool from a good teacher..

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

See you Friday..spread the word and bring a friend..

 

 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-Sept. 23 Iko Ya Yas(Celebrating Cheryl MacBrides B-Day)

Friday-Sept. 30 NO DANCE TONIGHT

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

FRIDAY-OCT. 7 MOTORDUDE ZYDECO, CELEBRATING BILLY'S 65TH B-DAY

FRIDAY-OCT. 14 TBD

FRIDAY-OCT. 21 The Zydeco One-Nighters 2nd Gig(featuring the return of Jahon Pride)

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

SUNDAY-NOV..6 ANDRE THIERRY AND ZYDECO MAGIC, FOR OUR FIRST SUNDAY AFTERNOON ZYDECO DANCE, STARTING AT 5:30

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

FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 18 TBD

FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 25 ZYDECO FLAMES ANNUAL DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING ZYDECO DANCE

 

 


 

Andre Thierry

 

http://andrethierry.com/schedule/ 


Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog.

 

 

 

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History of the Trumpet: Learn How This Instrument Evolved Throughout History

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Check out the history of the trumpet. The tools that you use to create music are important. From violins and pianos to washboards and spoons, there are a variety of instruments you can use to create your music, all with a different timbre. However, perhaps one of the most influential instruments in jazz and the
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Check out this Cajun-style barbecue shrimp recipe for your next dinner party.  As summer winds down, make the most of the warmer weather. Throw one last summer barbecue! Looking to mix up your menu? Ditch the hot dogs and burgers and try your hand at barbecue shrimp. Give it a little southern flavor, and check
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12-Bar Blues: Check Out What You Need to Know
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Check Out Our Shortlist for the Best New Orleans Dishes
Boost Your Music Vocabulary with this Blues Glossary
Your Guide to Southern Hospitality: What You Need to Know

 

 


Seattle News:

Friday | Gator Boy's Juke Joint

3rd Friday dance with a great mix of music and a very special celebration! Dancers Diana Shirley, Dan Loewenstein, Pat Breen, Andree Hurley, Kristen Denney, and Margaret Metz say: "Please join us in celebrating our September birthdays! If you like, bring a snack to share, but not gifts please." They'll provide some finger foods, treats, and birthday exuberance. 

 

Friday, September 16 | 3rd Friday Juke Joint

Eagles Aerie No.1, 8pm, $10

Blues lesson with Sean, 7:15pm

All ages 'til 10pm

 

Our dancers donated school supplies and $385 last Saturday night at the Curley dance to the Louisiana flood relief effort, way to go! I’m so grateful, and Michele & Richie Muffoletto send a big thank you and say "We are still overjoyed by the love and support this community has shown!"

 

If you did not get a chance to contribute Saturday night, bring your checks this Friday made payable to Louisiana School Boards Association and I will collect and forward them. You can also mail direct to:

Louisiana School Boards Association (LSBA)

7912 Summa Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

or donate online

Thank you!

 

Details GatorBoyProductions.com


 

Upcoming | Workshops, Swamp Soul

Some great learning opportunities this week!

 

Thursday, Sep.15 | Workshops with MaryLee

1 hour Cajun, 1 hour Zydeco, and 1 hour practice dance

Eagles Aerie No.1, 6-9pm

 

Sunday, Sep.18 | Blues Workshop

Take your blues dancing to places you never imagined!

with Claire Carey & Sean Donovan at the Swedish Club, 6-8pm

 

Sat, Sep.24 | Swamp Soul

Eagles Aerie No.1, 8pm

 

Details GatorBoyProductions.com


 

Mark Your Calendar…

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Sep.15 | Cajun/Zydeco Workshops with MaryLee

 

Sep.16 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint

3rd Friday dance at Eagles Aerie No.1

 

Sep.18 | Blues Workshop with Claire Carey & Sean Donovan

Sunday at the Swedish Club, 6-8pm

 

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

 

Nov.6 | Louisianathon

 

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.

 

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!

The mission of Seattle Zydeco Events Network (Seattle ZEN, est. September 12, 2000) is to promote zydeco events in and around Seattle by providing regular, accurate, and comprehensive information in an effort to continually expand and energize Seattle's zydeco community. This service is brought to you by Sean Donovan and Gator Boy Productions.

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.
Sean Donovan • PMB 105 • 117 E Louisa St • Seattle, WA 98102 • Email • Big green luck everywhere!

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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.

 

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ALLONS ZYDECO!

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Geno Delafose Cruise Nov 2016

 

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Voted Best Travel Agency

In Southwest Louisiana   

 

3310 Creole Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 477-0835-Voice

(800) 737-8735-USA

mailto:info@globetrektravel.com 

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.

 

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

 

 

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3310 Creole Street

Lake Charles, LA  70601

337-477-0835


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

 

 

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

________________________________________

 

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

Live Life to the Fullest / One Day At a Time   

 

 

 

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