TO HOST A LOUISIANA
ZYDECO CONCERT WITH
May 11th at 9:00PM
TICKETS: $30.00 General Public
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Saturday, May 11th at 9:00PM, the Inter-Media Art Center in
Huntington, Long Island will host a Louisiana Zydeco music concert
featuring BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO.
is the exuberant dance music of southwestern Louisiana's French-speaking
black people who refer to themselves as "Creoles". The music
is a lively mix of traditional Creole music combined with '50's
and '60's blues, soul and R&B.; Its distinctive instrumentation
includes accordion, electric guitars, bass, drums and a horn
section, in addition to the "frottoir", a washboard that is
worn like a vest and scraped with spoons or other implements.
This exciting music, which has been enjoyed on its home turf
for generations, is now winning converts worldwide. Buckwheat
Zydeco, led by accordionist, singer and songwriter Stanley "Buckwheat"
Dural, Jr., and backed by the Ils Sont Partis Band, has led
the advance of Zydeco out of the swamps and cane fields of his
hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana and into the pop mainstream
where they have opened for artists like U2, Eric Clapton, Keith
Richards and Robert Cray. Buckwheat has been nominated for four
Grammys, and has recorded about a dozen albums, including his
Grammy-nominated classic "On a Night Like This."
for this performance are $30.00 ($22.50 for IMAC Members).
For tickets to this performance, or for other IMAC programs,
call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can
also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesdays
to Fridays, and after 2PM on the day of the show. For further
information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing
Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part
by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts,
a state agency and the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs,
as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges
support from Fleet Bank, Korg, USA, Branch Financial Services
and Olivia and Harlan Fischer. 370 New York Avenue Huntington,
(631) 549-9666 voice (631) 549-9423 fax