Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for ... Zydeco

How's my mental health today?

I don't know why, but I'm having a difficult time focusing today.

today is the final day of the A to Z challenge. I'm relieved we're not extending the alphabet like Dr Suess did in "On Beyond Zebra"

Zydeco - a folk music style that has its roots in the Cajun and Creole cultures in Louisiana. It is a blend of Cajun music, blues, and rhythm and blues. many other music genres influenced zydeco as it developed. I first heard Zydeco music at a music festival in the mid to late '90s. My wife and I heard zydeco music in the German movie Schultze Gets the Blues.

Instrumentation of zydeco music includes various combinations of accordion, washboard, guitar, fiddle, drums, and bass guitar.

For a detailed history and background of zydeco and cajun music check out:


  1. A great post to close this year's challenge--congratulations! I've enjoyed your blog and will keep reading.

  2. Never heard of that word before, so I've had an education today, thanks to you! That is toe-tapping music, for sure! Thanks for sharing! Congratulations on completing the challenge!

  3. Never realised it was Zydeco music. Phew, we can all have a rest now - it's been fantastic meeting everybody.