If you're like me, you might have been wondering what exactly is Zydeco music? It has been rising in popularity over the years and making appearances at functions all across the world. But what is it?
Zydeco music has deep roots in the south, mainly Louisiana. It stems from the lower class struggle and uses instruments easily found on the bayou. Combining the accordion and "washboards", Zydeco music is upbeat and was used to liven the spirits at family dances. Originally, lyrics were sang in French, but as English became the common language in the south, Zydeco was altered to fit the masses. The original French can still be found in rural parts of Louisiana and Texas.
So why does this all matter? Knowing more about the roots of the genre can make it easier to make decisions for event entertainment. Having a Mardi Gras party? Zydeco is the perfect compliment to King cake and Cajun food. So kick off your shoes and start up a quick step because chances are, you'll be partying to Zydeco real soon.