Fall 1997 Northwest Zydeco Newsletter Articles:
Zydeco in Europe
By Tom Dempsey
Zydeco Active (pictured here), a new
band from the UK, are "absolutely brilliant and taking England by
says Suzie Weston of the Southern Belles Zydeco/Cajun Club, The Waverly
Pub, Bognor Regis, UK.
Euro Zydeco Bands:
Europeans are so excited about Cajun/zydeco music that they have formed
their own bands:
- UNITED KINGDOM has over 40 Cajun bands and at least 5 zydeco bands,
all which play regularly.
- FRANCE has about 12 Cajun/zydeco bands (such as Daisy Belle; The French
Alligators, & Blue Bayou)
- THE NETHERLANDS (HOLLAND) has about 8 Cajun/zydeco bands (Des Fais
Do- Do, etc.)
SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, BELGIUM, DENMARK, SWEDEN, & NORWAY also enjoy
Cajun/zydeco music recordings and bands on tour.
Most leading festivals feature some Cajun music and Cajun dance workshops. The major Cajun and Zydeco festivals are:
* Gloucester Cajun Festival - January - Tel: 01452-505089
* Derby Cajun & Zydeco Festival - March - Tel: 01332-609758
* Burnley Cajun Festival - August - Tel: 01282-30005
* London Cajun Festival - October - Tel: 01708-558128
* Bury Cajun & Zydeco Festival - October - Tel: 0161-761-7107
Euro Zydeco Reference:
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