FRIDAY, February 25th at 9:00PM
TICKETS: $27.50 General Public
On FRIDAY, February 25th at 9:00PM, the Inter-Media Art Center in Huntington, Long Island will
host a Louisiana Zydeco music concert featuring BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO.
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
Buckwheat has been nominated for four Grammys, and has recorded about a dozen albums, including
his Grammy-nominated classic "On a Night Like This."
chart for details on seats. For tickets or further information on this performance, or
on other IMAC programs, call IMACs 24-hour Arts-Line at (516) 549-ARTS. Tickets can
also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, and after 2PM
on the day of the performance. For further information, call IMACs business office
at (516) 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 and
the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC
also gratefully acknowledges support from NEC USA, Newtech Electronics, The Rhythm &
Blues Foundation, Pearl Drums, DAddario & Company, Inc., The Pall Corporation,
Olivia and Harlan Fischer, Fleet Bank, Sam Ash Music Stores and The Harmon Foundation.