Zydeco dance at Enigma in St. Pete 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.
Welcome to FloridaCajunZydeco, a website dedicated to people who love to dance to Louisiana-style music. This site features a calendar page of Cajun and Zydeco dance bands and events in the state of Florida, and a "Festival-O-Rama" page of major Cajun and Zydeco events anywhere in the United States -- even Louisiana! Also check out "The Story" page where a different Cajun or zydeco band is featured each month.
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As they say in French-speaking Louisiana, "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" ("Let the good times roll!") And in the spirit of the dance community that embraces this joyful music, "If you're smiling, you're doing it right!"
--- James Hance, St. Petersburg, FL
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The Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album was an honor presented to recording artists at the 50th, 51st, 52nd and 53rd Grammy Awards (2008–2011) for quality zydeco or cajun music albums. The Grammy Awards, an annual ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”. The Pine Leaf Boys holds the record for the most nominations, with four. Though nominated each year the honor was presented, the group failed to receive an award. Award recipients in chronological order are Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.
Cajun music and zydeco are cultural hybrids, the results of the rich blend of French, Spanish, German, Anglo-American, African, and Native American cultures that found themselves living together in south Louisiana. Basically, Cajun music is the traditional music of the white Cajuns and zydeco is the music of the black Creoles. Historically, Cajun music developed from the sounds that the French settlers took with them to the Acadian colony in the seventeenth century.... The word Creole distinguished these French-speaking slaves and former slaves alike from their English-speaking counterparts in other parts of the South. --- Cajun Music and Zydeco by Barry Jean Ancelet, 1992
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5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday March 3
(Now 1st and 3rd Tuesdays) at Enigma, 1110 Central Ave., St. Pete
Dance 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Happy Hour pricing on some drinks throughout the dance, and no cover charge. Hungry? You're welcome to bring food in from Ricky P's across the street, or Bodega's or Red Mesa Mercado (they have the menus at Enigma). Park in the "free" orange lots in map (see listing on Calendar page). Two hour restrictions on diagonal parking on Central. Questions and requests: Sharon Stern, (727) 648-7858, email@example.com, or Jim Hance, (813) 465-8165, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Saturday, Mar 7
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live Music by Coco Locos playing zydeco and classic rock, dancing on grass area where band will be situated,
at Claytons Seafood Market, 5775 S. Hwy US 1, Rockledge. Phone 321-639-0161. See Calendar.
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