Boy, all you who didn’t go to the performance in the Young Auditorium last night (2/19) really missed out. Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience provided an exciting, toe-tapping evening. There were people dancing, beads flying (he threw some of them into the audience with his bare feet), and of course the music (including the frottoir, descendant of the washboard). He even danced with his shiny Grammy (won for the first ever Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album: Live! Worldwide).

Not sure what zydeco is? Read about it in some Library resources found through the Library Catalog, e.g., American roots music (3rd-floor Main Collection, OVERSIZE ML3551 .A54 2001) contains a section on “Cajun and zydeco: the musics of French southwest Louisiana.” Cajun music and zydeco (3rd-floor Main Collection, OVERSIZE, ML87 .G78 1992) contains a nice introduction explaining the music’s roots.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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