Laissez les bons temps rouler!
And what better way to “Let the Good Times Roll” than with a Cajun two-step or a Zydeco syncopated slide?
If you play well with others and are looking for the chance to get your groove on, this is the place for you.
A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Cedryl (pronounced "see-DRELL") Ballou began playing music at the tender age of five, making his professional debut as a drummer with his grandfather, legendary guitar pioneer Classie Ballou, at the age of 11. His future as a front man was inevitable-both Cedryl's father, Cedric Ballou, and step-grandfather, "Rockin' Sidney" Simien, were successful touring musicians, and Cedryl grew up steeped in Creole music and culture.
"Being raised in a family of musicians gave me the chance to learn the ropes," says Ballou, "but also the freedom to try new things. This music is all about people-people change, and the music changes with us."
A young but seasoned zydeco musician and singer, Ballou shifts easily from drums to accordion and vocals, fronting the Zydeco Trendsetters and touring extensively with regional Zydeco artists, including Andre Thierry, Corey Ledet, Rosie Ledet, Step Rideau and Soul Creole.
Saturday June 10, 2017
Dorothy Benson Center
6500 Vernon Woods Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
7 - 8 pm Free Beginner Dance Lesson
8 - 11 pm Dance
$14 ACZA members
$14 Active Duty Military
$ 5 Students
Authentic Louisiana cuisine provided by Fusions Custom Catering
No cash bar so be sure to plan ahead