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Buckwheat Zydeco + C.J. Chenier with The Red Hot Louisiana Band

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Thursday, February 21, 2013
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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The singer and accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco got his start backing Clifton Chenier, the "King of Zydeco." Now he visits Duke Performances with Clifton's enormously gifted son, C.J. Chenier. *** The zydeco of southwest Louisiana is quick and soulful, adding contemporary blues and R&B to the accordion-and-washboard essentials of Creole and Cajun music. Buckwheat Zydeco leads "one of the best bands in America," says The New York Times, "a down-home and high-powered celebration." Likewise, C.J. Chenier "attacks the accordion with the tension and drive of James Brown" (Boston Globe). In individual sets and thrilling collaborations, the twin giants of zydeco merge for this rare co-headlining extravaganza. *** "The kind of crackling music that's been missing since the heyday of Stax Records" - Wall Street Journal

Contact: Ken Rumble