HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE.....
1. BREAKING NEWS: NATHAN & THE ZYDECO CHA-CHAS will play for us on Saturday (NOT Sunday), January 28th at the Hungarian House (details to follow)
**** PLEASE HELP PUBLICIZE THIS EVENT *****
2. GENO DELAFOSE & FRENCH ROCKIN' BOOGIE will be playing on Sunday, February 19th, at our new NYC hall - with beautiful wooden dance floor at Conolly's on 45th (121 West 45th)
3. Our HOLIDAY BASH & BENEFIT for the BRUCE DAIGREPONT CAJUN BAND was a HUGE success. The energy was incredible, and with the auction, we were able to accrue $4500 for the band. Some of the many donations were a week long vacation house in Breaux Bridge, LA, Tickets to Carnegie Hall, French Language Course at the Alliance Francaise, CD's from Rounder Records, A Case of Fine French Wine, Fine Jewelry, Massages, etc, etc, etc. Thanks to all of you who helped to make this such a memorable event. It will be remembered, in my mind, as one of the most special evenings in the 13 years (really) of CAJUN CONNECTION & LETS ZYDECO
The following is the press release for the Dance next Saturday:
ANY PUBLICITY YOU COULD GIVE THIS EVENT WOULD BE APPRECIATED
In keeping with our continued tradition of supporting LIVE LOUISIANA MUSIC in NYC
LET'S ZYDECO presents
A LOUISIANA STYLE MUSIC & DANCE EVENT featuring Renowned Zydeco Artist: NATHAN & THE ZYDECO CHA-CHAS
SATURDAY evening (NOT SUNDAY) -- January 28 The HUNGARIAN HOUSE 213 East 82nd Street, NYC (between 2nd & 3rd ave)
YOUR SUPPORT WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED, ESPECIALLY IN THIS POST KATRINA ENVIRONMENT
Music: 8:30-12:00 Complimentary Dance workshop in the basic zydeco dance styles: 7:00 - 8:00
beginners welcome, you do not need a partner to participate Admission: $22 - advance tickets not needed
ABOUT THE BAND:
NATHAN & THE ZYDECO CHA-CHAS are one of the best Zydeco groups working today, matching superb musicianship and clever songs with a knack for keeping dancers on the floor. Nathan William's blend of Zydeco follows the bluesy tradition of Clifton Chenier & Buckwheat Zydeco. His R & B infected grooves reflect an easy going danceability that has made his versions of Paul Kelly's "Steady Rock" and "Your Mama Don't Know" hits in Louisiana. With cover stories in Offbeat, The New Orleans Times Picayune and New Orleans Magazine, Nathan Williams has become one of the most recognizable musicians in his home state of Louisiana, at least when he's not on the road, playing to packed houses across the country and around the world.
Nathan's compositions offer a rich experience for listeners as well as dancers, often incorporating adventurous touches of reggae, R & B and rock. Nathan Williams records on the ROUNDER Lavel, and his recording 'Creole Crossroads', with Michael Doucet of BEAUSOLEIL, is a rare and historic collaboration between two major Cajun and Creole musicians, coming from cultures which even today remain socially segregated.
THIS IS THE 13th YEAR ANNIVERSARY of LETS ZYDECO (and CAJUN CONNECTION) music & dance events -- and of our history with Nathan, who played at our very first event, in January 1993. Thank you all for your continued support, in keeping these music events alive in New York.
WE HOPE FOR A MASSIVE TURNOUT -- TO HELP THIS LOUISIANA BAND
WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS WITH PUBLICITY
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