IMAC TO PRESENT A LOUISIANA ZYDECO CONCERT WITH
Friday, February 27th, 2009 at 8PM
Tickets: $40.00 Full Price / $30.00 IMAC Members
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On FRIDAY, February 27th, 2009 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC) in Huntington, Long Island will present a Louisiana Zydeco music concert with BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO. In celebration of Fat Tuesday and Marti Gras, IMAC Theater and La Bonne Quiche Gourmet Catering & Delectable Edibles will be offering (for additional purchase) Louisiana/ New Orleans food along with Louisiana-style Hurricanes at the bar.
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."
Tickets for this performance are $40.00 ($30.00 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on 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, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The 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), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.