WXPN's yearlong project explores the origins and evolution of zydeco, a form of African-American roots music that blends Cajun traditions, blues, and R&B. On Saturday, December 6, Zydeco Crossroads welcomes Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble to District N9NE for a free dance party, complete with pre-show dance lessons from Louisiana's Harold Guillory.
Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Zydeco Crossroads captures the vitality of contemporary zydeco music, with project highlights that include free concerts at World Cafe Live; Philadelphia Folk Festival performances; community events with local music and dance group Allons Danser; and the premiere of a newly commissioned zydeco documentary by filmmaker Robert Mugge. Visit the Zydeco Crossroads website, an "interactive history" and ongoing archive.
7:00 p.m. – Doors
7:30 p.m. – Zydeco dance lesson with Harold Guillory from Lake Charles, Louisiana
8:30 p.m. – Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble: First Set
10:30 p.m. – Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble: Second Set
Standing-Room, 21+ Only