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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.

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Upcoming Events

Picture of BandSATURDAY - November 22  –

ACZA - Hair of the Dog

Knights of Columbus Post 660

2620 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324 (KOC Map )

6:30-7:15 PM Free Blues Dance Lesson with Jim Bird and Bonnie Lunceford

Beginner's lesson from 7:15-8:00 PM with Don Baggett and Amanda Robinson

Dance from 8-11 PM;

$18 / $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!' For more information about this band, visit Facebook at Hair of the Dog. Authentic Cajun food for sale from Fusions Catering From 6 to 9 & Cash Bar.

ACZA CAN-A-THON at this dance. Please bring some canned goods to help people less fortunate than ourselves. All donations will be take to the 11 ALIVE CAN-A-THON at Turner Field on Friday, December 5. Click on Dances in the menu to the left for more information about the CAN-A-THON.

ACZA RAFFLE at this dance as well! Proceeds to benefit ACZA and keep the live music coming! Buy a raffle ticket for $1 - your chance to win some fabulous prizes (TBA) and get some holiday gift shopping done early!

ACZA Suggestions for overflow parking

      Future dances with Louisiana Bands at Knights of Columbus

SATURDAY, December  6 - ACZA - T'Canille
SATURDAY, January  10 - ACZA - Zydeco T
SATURDAY, February  7 - ACZA - Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp
SATURDAY, March  7 - ACZA - Zydeco Band TBA
SATURDAY, March  28 - ACZA - Roux du Bayou
SATURDAY, May  2 - ACZA - Cajun Band TBA

      Future CD dances with Pot Luck Dinner at Garden Hills. A Map

SUNDAY, January  25 - ACZA
SUNDAY, April  19 - ACZA

      For ACZA Out of Town Guests

ACZA rate at the Microtel, where our bands stay.

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.

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Beau Jocque is my favorite Zydeco Player. Ever since I became involved in Zydeco I have wanted to see a Robert Mugge movie entitled Kingdom of Zydeco starring Beau Jocque and Boozo Chavis. It is on the web for a limited time. It also has Richard of Richard's club, El Sido of El Sido, Nathan Williams, John Delafose, as well as personal interviews. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is out of print. If interested, please visit Kingdom of Zydeco.

I came across this video that promotes Jeffrey Broussard, but also involves Buckwheat Zydeco, Steve Riley, Terrence Simeon. It is a good introduction for those who know no zydeco. If interested, please visit Jeffrey Broussard.

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 .

More ACZA News Links !!!

Click here for Cajun/Zydeco Dance Community Links !!!

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ACZA, Inc is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit corporation in Georgia dedicated to promoting and educating the public about the dance, music, and culture of the Cajun and Creole peoples of Louisiana. For more information, please e-mail us at info@aczadance.org.