Past Meetup

Zydeco Dancing with River City Slim and The Zydeco Hope

This Meetup is past

12 people went

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Cajun & Zydeco dances for Boston

Zydeco dance events in the New England area. Also cajun dancing.
Lots of lessons from experienced instructors.

Live bands from Louisiana as well as excellent local live bands, often on the 4th Saturday.

And Remember - this is really fun. Perhaps the best fun dancing on the planet.

What is Zydeco

Zydeco evolved from the music of Creoles, French speaking people of color in Louisiana. Zydeco emerged in the 50's incorporating additional influences such as blues and rock & roll.

While the fiddle is generally absent (unlike Cajun), Zydeco is usually played with accordion, electric guitar and bass, drums, and sometimes even a saxophone. Perhaps the most distinctive instrument of zydeco (besides the accordion) is a corrugated metal rubboard (called a frottoir) .

Modern zydeco has evolved to take on many influences including hard rock, rap, reggae, and hip-hop.

Sizzling or slow, this blues-inspired Zydeco will capture your heart and imagination! Soon your feet will find the groove, then you are lost in the music.

Waitlist priority given to those with posted face photos and those who have reliably shown up for past events.