Zydecobrad's 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

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

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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 California Cajun & Zydeco 965th News – Happy Rosh Hashana 2017!

 

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

 

SATURDAY 9.23.17 IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – 5:30PM
IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL
Col Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine CA 92606
http://www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/ 
 

SATURDAY 9.30.17 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA – 1PM
LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY FUNDRAISER

54250 Keen Camp Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561
Pairing adopted animals to Veterans with PTSD
http://living-free.org/

 


 

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Coming up at the Golden Sails in Long Beach

Sunday October 8, 2017   -- 4:30 to 7:30 pm

 

… Get on down with the Zydeco Mudbugs!

 

Golden Sails Hotel

   6285 East Pacific Coast Hwy

   Long Beach, CA 90803

 

Admission: $10 at the door

 

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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Coming up at the Golden Sails in Long Beach

Sunday November 12, 2017   -- 4:30 to 7:30 pm

 

… Don’t miss the Dennis G and the Zydeco Trail Riderz!

 

Golden Sails Hotel

   6285 East Pacific Coast Hwy

   Long Beach, CA 90803

 

Admission: $10 at the door

 

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.

 


Donna The Buffalo

Wednesday November 6th 2017

Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach

http://www.saintrocke.com/

 

142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Box Office Reception : 310.372.0035 (m-f 12pm open, S-S 4pm open)

VENUE DIRECTIONS

“Donna The Buffalo is from central New York state, not Louisiana, but this widely loved quintet has woven that joyful, hip-shaking zydeco pulse into the DNA of its sound, and leaders Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins have wrapped that core vibe with hopeful, mellow lyrics.” --Music City Roots, Craig Havighurst

Donna the Buffalo just passed the marker as their 25th year as a band and have proven to be a consistent purveyor of American music. What’s the recipe? To be sure, it’s infused with more spices than you’ll find at a Cajun cookout by way of a southern-fried, rockin’ country old-time jamboree. “For the dizzying array of styles and genres with which they work, Donna The Buffalo maintain a surprising level of consistency. The New York-based band has played around with folk, zydeco, and many other musical ideas over the course of their 25-year career, but they retain a sharp focus that has helped them create some truly lasting music,” writes Elmore Magazine.


ZYDECO PARTY  for  Bea's Birthday (11/5/2017). No gifts please (your presence is present enough).

When: October 28th     1 to 7pm

Where: El Dorado Park West: Willow grove Picnic Area (there's a playground and duck pond nearby - kids welcome of course).

Directions: Turn at Los Arcos Street (traffic light) which is off of Studebaker between Willow Street and Stearns Street (if get to Canada, gone too far)

David Sousa and Zydeco Mudbugs will perform starting at 3pm

Gumbo and rice served at 2pm

Bring a snack if you like and your favorite beverage

 RSVP by 10/21     562.429.6979

 cutbanks@gmail.com

Thanks Brad,

Jerry S.


 

From Dick Brainard

There may be those of you here in Portland interested in these upcoming events in Lafayette, LA.

 

*Festivals Acadiens, Lafayette, LA--Oct. 12-16

The hotel is holding a number of rooms for us, but they are going fairly fast—so call to make your reservation—see below.

Our rate at the Ramada Inn on Evangeline Thruway will again be $65 + tax/night. This rate will apply from Wed., Oct. 11 through Mon., Oct. 16.

If you plan to arrive early or stay late, I am sure the hotel will honor the same rate.

The hotel is holding 50 rooms per night for our group, & may have additional rooms available.

Our booking code is “Festivals Acadiens Zydeco Group Rate.” The hotel front desk phone number is 337-233-6815.

If any issue when you call to book, ask to be transferred to Lashea Dugas (337-408-2808)—Carla has  retired. If you continue to have problems booking, contact me at dickbrainard@gmail.com.

The breakfast is about to what it used to be—the only difference is there are no large bowls of canned fruit, & we have to serve ourselves with coffee from the large urn rather than wait for someone to come around with a pot. The pool & spa were cleaned for us the day we arrived last time & will be again. The rooms are the same, with many basic repairs. All in all it’s good to be back, plus able to park near our rooms & not have to go inside & use an elevator.

Go to www.festivalsacadiens.com  for details. The festival runs all day Saturday & Sunday, plus;

    *Dexter Ardoin Zydeco Band @ Feed & Seed Thursday at 9:00 PM

    *Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie at the festival grounds early Friday evening

    *Pine Leaf Boys @ LaPoussiere in Breaux Bridge at 8:00 PM Friday

    *Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express @ Feed & Seed Friday at 9:00 PM

    *Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys at Buck & Johnny’s Saturday Zydeco Brunch in Breaux Bridge

    *Terry & the Bad Boys Zydeco Pancake Breakfast; Saturday 8-11 AM at Parc International in Downtown Lafayette--$7.00

    *High Performance @ LaPoussiere in Breaux Bridge at 8:00 PM Saturday

    *Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band @ Feed & Seed Saturday at 9:00 PM

 

*Sunday, November 12: Mr. Rodney—Rubboard Elder Statesman--Music Celebration

Mr. Rodney is hosting a celebration of 72 years playing the frottoir (rubboard) with some of zydeco’s best bands, including Thomas “Big Hat” Fields (his long-time great bandmate) & Horace Trahan (his son-in-law).

The big event will be Sunday, Nov. 12 at Cowboy’s (a smoke-free event) from 3 PM til 8 PM or later, marking his 72 years playing music. Guest musicians will include Lil’ Buck Senegal, Lynn August, Geno Delafose, Jamie Bergeron, Rusty Metoyer, Dexter Ardoin, Kevin Naquin, Mike Hurst & the Cut Point Zydeco Band, Terry & the Bad Boys, Lil’ Wayne & Same Ol’ 2-Step, Keith Frank, Thomas Fields & Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express. So much music it may have to go til 5 AM Monday.

$10 at the door. Chicken & sausage gumbo will be “on the house.”

I am certain there will music at other venues on Friday & Saturday evenings, so plan to come to Lafayette for this big celebration of a wonderful music friend.

We are working on a discount rate at the Ramada Inn—please send me an email if you plan to go & want a room.

 

*Week between Christmas & New Year’s in Lafayette, LA—Dec. 27-Dec. 31

Bands & venues are already booked for this week. The lineup is great.

    *Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band; at Feed & Seed, Dec. 27

    *Roy Carrier Tribute w/ Dikki Du, Terry & the Bad Boys & Jeffery Broussard; at Feed & Seed, Dec. 28

    *Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express; at LaPouissere, Dec. 29

    *Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble; at Buck & Johnny’s Saturday Zydeco Breakfast, Dec. 30

    *The Pine Leaf Boys at LaPouissere, Dec. 30

    *Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys will play a brand new venue (to be announced) for New Year’s Eve

    *Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie will play Vermilionville New Year’s Eve

    *Possibly Chris Ardoin & NuStep at Warehouse 535 for New Year’s Eve

The Ramada Inn rate of $65/night + tax will be the same. The reservation code will be “New Year’s Zydeco Group Rate”

 

Mardi Gras Weekend—stay tuned


San Diego Events: From Ric,

Hi all,

Bayou Brothers have been nominated for “Best Blues Band”  for 2017 Citybeat Best of San Diego ( they include zydeco in this category) probably on our work with Blues Hall of Famer LAZY LESTER here in the US and the UK.

There are other wonderful blues artist in the voting lineup so if you love the Bayou Brothers please give us vote!!!

here is the link attached

http://sdcitybeat.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-Of-San-Diego-Voting  

thanks,

ric

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From Greg,

Monday Zydeco Lessons & DJ Dance @ The Moose Lodge (9/18)

Lesson:  6:15pm – 7:15pm 
Review of Cajun Waltz to Slow Waltz Tunes.  Inside and Outside turns reviewed from last months class.   
Also Beginning Zydeco will be covered as well as showing an Intermediate & 1 Advanced Move.
DJ Dance: 7:15pm - 9:15pm Zydeco DJ Dance with the hottest Zydeco with artists …  Step Rideau, Zydeco Joe, Beau Jocque, Nathan Zydeco Cha Cha’s, Brian Jack, Kevin Naquin, Horace Trahan..and more

Instructor: Greg of www.LearnZydeco.com 
**Free Drawing** – When you enter the Moose Lodge take a ticket as we will do a drawing giving away several Cajun/Zydeco CD’s.
Videos: on the HUGE video screen behind the dance floor we will show various Zydeco events...     
Dance Location: Kearney Mesa Moose Lodge 
3636 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123 
ph: 619-857-8409 (no partner needed)

Cost: $5 
Parking: Is allowed in the moose parking lot as well as the parking lot to the north of the moose lodge.  
Questions? Email gbenusa@pacbell.net or call 619-857-8409


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From Someone,..


A few people asked about a memorial service for Kenny who recently passed and just a fyi that there is one in the works, but no details to share at this  point.  Notification will be sent out many weeks in advance…

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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

Thanks

Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Zydeco Trail Riderz


Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco 
Celebrating 22 years as a band!

Fall Into Fall, Y’all – Come Out & dance!!

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Almost 679,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4
- and continuing on Nickelodeon “React To That!” 
http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/react-to-that-109-clip.html

Yes We Are!! Booking shows NOW for 2017-18!!
Do YOU have favorite Events for which you’d love free tickets to see the Zydekats?
Help us spread “Zydecosis!!” ; Join our "Fest Quest Team" – see below for details! 

Facebook Fanclub Page - Latest photos & videos –Post yours! www.facebook.com/lisahaley.zydekats

OUR WORLD NEEDS JOYFUL MUSIC!! Love, Lisa and the Kats

 

SEPTEMBER

  

SATURDAY 9.9.17 VENTURA, CALIFORNIA - 7:30PM
OLIVAS ADOBE
4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura, CA 92002
http://www.cityofventura.net/mus

  

SATURDAY 9.23.17 IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – 5:30PM
IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL
Col Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine CA 92606
http://www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/ 
 

SATURDAY 9.30.17 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA – 1PM
LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY FUNDRAISER

54250 Keen Camp Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561
Pairing adopted animals to Veterans with PTSD
http://living-free.org/

 

OCTOBER

 

SATURDAY 10.14.17 PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA
KALEIDOSCOPE ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Palmdale Amphitheater,  2723 Rancho Vista Bl, Palmdale, CA  93551
http://www.palmdaleamphitheater.com/event/530ff9673f861e445391a8f5bcbaf56b

 

FRIDAY 10.20.17 BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA - 7:30PM
61st Annual SILVERADO DAYS FESTIVAL
William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr, Buena Park, CA 90602
http://www.silveradodays.com/cms/

 

MAY 2018

 
SATURDAY 5.26.18 SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL
Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063
http://www.simicajun.org/

SUNDAY 5.27.18 SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL
Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los An geles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063

 

 CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere!”


HUGE BUNCH of 2017 & 2018 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! Their new 9th album is "Sky Hook," with 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!̶ 1;

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< /b>

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 Part y 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 truly thank those who came out to hear Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic play..Wow, were they good as he always is..Was nice to see a lot of older faces to help share Catherine Pachecos' 70th Birthday..Thanks Catherine for coming..Andre will be back on Sunday Oct. 15 for our Sundays in the Afternoon..

 

Speaking of Sunday shows and bands coming back, Mitch Polzak and special guest Billy Wilson will be coming back this Coming Sunday September 25, starting with the doors around 5 and the music around 5:30ish...Mitch really puts on a good show and with Billy playing accordion, it's a nice mix..we did this a few months back and it really kicked ass..So come down, it's a potluck so bring some food if you want..

 

Next weekend we won't be having a dance..Andre is playing up by Gurenville at a free house party, and many people are staying over  to do some rafting so I'm taking the weekend off..We'll still do a few shows in Oct..and a couple of out-of-town bands possibly are coming out in November, we'll see.I’m doing shows till around my birthday then see how things are shaking out..No matter what happens I truly want to thank those people who come week in and week out, it means an awful lot..

 

See you on Sunday,,

 Dana D..

Zydecod@msn.com

EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE

ALAMEDA, CA.

22 YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN MUSIC AND DANCING

SCHEDULE:

SUNDAY-SEPT. 24 MITCH POLZAK AND BILLY WILSON

FRIDAY-SEPT.29 NO DANCE THAT WEEKEND

FRIDAY-OCTOBER 6 MDZ, CELEBRATING BILLY'S BIRTHDAY

SUNDAY-OCTOBER 15 ANDRE THIERRY

SUNDAY-OCTOBER 22 TBD

FRIDAY-OCTOBER 27 22ND ZYDECO FLAMES HALLOWEEN PARTY

 

 

Just to let you know I'll be teaching Some Merengue and Zydeco this Friday in Palo Alto for Scott Gamble..Merengue is around 7, zydeco at 8..forgot to mention it in my last blurb..

 

Dana


Zydeco dance night!

Every once in a while we like to introduce you to a different but very popular dance form. Tonight we teach Zydeco and Merengue

 

We are very lucky to have the instructor and owner of one of the nation's longest running Zydeco dances, Eagles Zydeco in Alameda, Dana DeSimone. Dana has run the Alameda Eagles Zydeco dance for some 15+ years now. Zydeco is a fun, super easy, casual but enthusiastic dance from Louisiana. Somewhat like a night club two step or slow swing danced to high energy up tempo tunes which typically include accordian, fiddle, guitar, and the ever present wash board.

The word “zydeco” is a phonetic corruption of the French les haricots, or snap beans. In fact, the phrase les haricots sont pas sales, signifying poverty so dire that there was no salt meat to cook, appears in several of the Lomax recordings. Gradually, the term came to represent both the music and the event, as in “I’m going to the zydeco.” Until the Houston folklorist Mack McCormack promoted the current spelling of the word in the 1960s, it was variously written as zorigo, zarico or zodico on posters advertising weekend dances.

7pm. Merengue. Never taught before at Friday Night Waltz. Much like a non moving One Step, all the step are in time with the heavily accented music, and all steps are evenly tempoed. Partners bend their knees slightly left and right, thus making the hips move left and right. The hips of the leader and follower move in the same direction throughout the song. Partners may walk sideways or circle each other, in small steps. They can switch to an open position and do separate turns without letting go each other's hands or releasing one hand. During these turns they may twist and tie their handhold into intricate pretzels.

And Social Dancing at a Merengue club 

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8pm Introduction to Zydeco dancing. Super easy, very much fun, casual, energertic, comfortable dance. Many variations, but the basic step is very close to Night club two step, but danced to very different music. Often you will see people combing basic zydeco steps with many steps from east coast swing.

https://youtu.be/UTD8Hq0pIXU

Zydeco dancing at a local club:

https://youtu.be/vZpMF0x4vU8

Anthony is our dj for waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight,

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times. 

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class. 

All Ages. 

Casual comfortable attire. 

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.

 

 


Andre Thierry Schedule

http://andrethierry.com/schedule/


 

Updates from

Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog

Contents:

World Alzheimer’s Month

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Sep 14, 2017 09:00 am

Get Involved: September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s is a type of progressive dementia that affects memory, cognitive function, and behavior.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease with someone developing the disease every 66 seconds.  Alzheimer’s is a destructive disease that doesn’t just affect those diagnosed.  This
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Fun Louisiana Facts to Share!

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Sep 12, 2017 09:00 am

Zydeco, Blues, and Cajun food…oh my! Here at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, we love to learn about the rich Louisiana history that brought us one of our favorite cultures! We have gathered some interesting bits of Louisiana trivia for you to share with your loved ones, or anyone who appreciates some
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Check Out This Andouille Sausage Creole Recipe!
Looking for Live Music Venues? Check Out These Places to Catch a Concert in Los Angeles
Drink Up and Stay Hydrated All Summer Long with These Tips
Find Out More About the History of the Blues
Learn How These Musicians Left Their Mark on the Blues Genre

 

 


Seattle News:

Sunday | Classes Start with the Gator Boy

Two Louisiana dances to enjoy as we start our Back to School Fall series! Note: We’ll also be teaching a Whiskey River Jitterbug intermediate workshop October 15, so learn or brush up now with this class series so you can continue to jazz it up.

 

Sep.10 | New Classes Start

3pm Beginning Zydeco - a fun and fluid dance filled with joie de vivre

4:15pm Intro to Whiskey River Jitterbug - eye-catching movement, the "love child of zydeco and swing"

Class descriptions & registration info at nwdance.net

 


Upcoming | Juke Joint, Zydeco Rex, Zydeco Brunch

September is turning out to be another hot month! Literally and on the dance scene...

 

Sep.9 | Deadline to register for Zydeco Brunch

Brunch & dance with Zydeco Rex Sep.23

See FB event page for details

 

Sep.14 | Zydeco Rex

Highway 99 Blues Club, 8pm

 

Sep.15 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Eagles Mother Aerie, 8pm dance

7:15pm Fast Swing lesson with the Gator Boy

 

Details GatorBoyProductions.com


 

Mark Your Calendar…

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Sep.10 | New Classes & Workshops Start

Learn to dance with the Gator Boy!

Classes: Beginning Zydeco and Intro to Whiskey River Jitterbug

Workshops: BluesLine DancesCountry Two-StepInterm. Whiskey River JitterbugBeg. Waltz

 

Sep.14 | Zydeco Rex

Highway 99 Blues Club, 8pm

 

Sep.15 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Eagles Mother Aerie, 8pm

Fast Swing dance lesson, 7:15pm

 

Sep.23 | Brunch with Zydeco Rex

Deadline for brunch RSVP Sep.9

 

Sep.23 | Swamp Soul

 

Sep.23 | Burien Jazz Walk

 

Oct.14 | Swamp Soul

 

Oct.20 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

 

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com


In Other News…

 

Your Brain On Dance…”The dancers...had denser white matter in their fornix, a part of the brain involved with processing speed and memory.” Read article here

 

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.

 

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Long Beach Bayou 2017

 

Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 1

https://youtu.be/NvHAX1v8VaY

 

Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 2

https://youtu.be/BUUKXfWEdaE

 

Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers at Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/YF3hmtQIYVE

 

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 1 Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/64ZnZ5tEG1s

 

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 2 Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/bQ2DUggLt4o

 

Mark St Mary Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/7Y0AIzeKun0

 

Seville and Company  Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/K_GC2HedDeI

 

 


Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival Here are a few videos:

 

1. Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/uXsePOU13mI

2. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/Ko2L6sflMpc

3. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/HVGmOV5r_HU

4. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/Ul6sYjL_1cw

5. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/5qyzoMZG6WE


2017 San Diego’s Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

 

Peter Oliver MC - Geno Delafose and the French Rockin' Boogie & Ben Rice Gator by the Bay 2017

https://youtu.be/cBHNgcb31Io

 

Geno Delafose, Chubby Carrier, Steve Riley, & Ben Rice @ Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/cC4wKm0EtSQ

 

Geno Delafose, Chubby Carrier, Steve Riley, & Ben Rice @ Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/_3b0npXKth0

 

Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/5gLPxFvNT8Q

 

Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/vvkqwsFaMXY

 

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/0JP_6b1QH74

 

Steve Riley in the Mamou Playboys  Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/euWsLGbJ5lM


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

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