Cajun and Zydeco dance enthusiasts who want to keep the music of Louisiana alive and thriving in Atlanta have joyfully formed the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association. Everybody loves a party! 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. Welcome. Links to recent stories describing the fun are below.
SATURDAY - March 8 –
Tardi Gras Dance with Hair of the Dog
Knights of Columbus Post 660
2620 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Map )
Intermediate lesson from 6:30-7:15 PM with Jim Bird; Beginner's lesson from 7:15-8 PM with Jim Bird ;
Dance from 8-11 PM;
$17 / $5 students / $14 ACZA members
The 2005 Creative Loafing winner for Best of International/World Music Act, Hair of the Dog has been influenced by the Cajun and Zydeco music we love, as well as rockabilly, blues, honky-tonk and rock-and-roll. This is a combination sure to get your feet on the dance floor! One of our dancers said it best: Nobody does sleaze like Hair of the Dog! To hear the band, go here . Authentic Cajun food for sale from Fusions Catering & Cash Bar.
ACZA Suggestions for overflow parking
Special Event March 23: ACZA fully supports with information for Maureens Dance
Future dances with Louisiana Bands at Knights of Columbus
For ACZA Out of Town Guests
It's about a mile from the KoC. Rates are $52.99 single, $62.99 double, and $72.99 suite.
Contact Microtel Inn & Suites, 1840 Corporate Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-325-4446, and ask for the ACZA rate.
Ann Savoy is an extraordinary Cajun musician who has played with the Savoy Doucet Cajun Band, Magnolia Sisters and Savoy Family Band. She is the author of Cajun Music, A Reflection of a People, which chronicles the history of Cajun and Zydeco music. As part of the ACZA mission in promoting and educating the public about the dance, music, and culture of the Cajun and Creole peoples of Louisiana, the ACZA invites you to watch this fascinating video: The Hidden World of Ann Savoy .