February 28st, 2004 at 9:00PM
Inter-Media Art Center
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY
Bodily  549-9666
$37.50 General Public
/ $28.50 IMAC Members
28th, 2004 at 9PM, the Inter-Media
Art Center (IMAC) in Huntington, Long Island will present
a Louisiana Zydeco music concert with 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
for this performance are $37.50 ($28.50
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)
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, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation,
as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges
support from Fleet Bank, Korg USA, The Guitar Center, The
Dâ€™Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, AutoOne
Insurance, Peconic Bay Winery, Branch Financial Services and
Olivia and Harlan Fischer..