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Cascade Zydeco Dance Lessons!

Cascade Zydeco Dance Lessons!

Biography

For those who just can’t sit still during the music….there’s the Front Porch Stage.  Since 2000, when a small group of locals danced on the grassy slope at the South Stage to Terrance Simien Zydeco Band, the draw of Zydeco has grown exponentially. In recent years this means a large dance floor and multiple bands for two days and nights of non-stop music and dancing. “It’s where the party is!” say a lot of festival-goers.

You can hear the Delta Blues influences in Zydeco, but also African and Caribbean touches that Louisiana Creoles blend with the local Cajun music brought by the French Acadians expelled from Nova Scotia in the 1700’s. The result is so infectious it has devoted followers all over the country who love to “do the Zydeco”, bring bands to their communities, and travel to various festivals. The Waterfront Blues Festival has become a must go-to event, drawing dancers from across the US and Canada.

Portland’s own active Zydeco dance community, Cascade Zydeco, www.cascadezydeco.com, looks forward to the festival every year, sponsors bands, teaches basic lessons at the festival, staffs a booth, and welcomes all to enjoy.

Grammy-winning ‘Zydeco Junkie’ Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band return this year to serve as host and house band for the Festival’s Zydeco/Cajun party Friday and Saturday on the Front Porch Stage. Between acts, Cascade Zydeco Association instructors will show you the moves!

FRIDAY
11:30-Noon Lesson  w/ Adam & Ali Grimshaw
Noon-1:10 Terry & the Bad Boys         

1:10-1:30 Lesson w/ Adam & Ali Grimshaw
1:30-2:30 Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band     

2:30-2:50 Lesson w/ Terri Jo Bonbright
2:50-3:50 Dexter Ardoin & the Creole Zydeco Ramblers     

3:50-4:10 Lesson w/ Sean Donovan & Cat Christ
4:10-5:10 Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band    

5:10-5:30 Lesson w/ Janine & Roland  Jemerson
5:30-6:30 Terry & the Bad Boys    

6:30-6:50 Lesson w/ Sean Donovan & Cat Christ
6:50-8:00 Dexter Ardoin & the Creole Zydeco Ramblers         

8:00-8:20 Lesson w/ Lucy & Larry Weinberg
8:20-9:30 Pine Leaf Boys—Nancy Rabalais

9:30-9:50 Lesson w/ Adam & Ali Grimshaw
9:50-11:00 Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express         

SATURDAY
11:30-Noon Lesson w/ Janine & Roland Jemerson
Noon-1:10 Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express

1:10-1:30 Clio & Atticus Curtis Music Performance
1:30-2:30 Pine Leaf Boys

2:30-2:50 Lesson w/ Lilli Ann Carey
2:50-3:50 Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

3:50-4:10 Lesson w/ Lilli Ann Carey
4:10-5:10 Dexter Ardoin & the Creole Zydeco Ramblers

5:10-5:30 Lesson w/ Janine & Roland Jemerson
5:30-6:30 Terry & the Bad Boys

6:30-6:50 Lesson w/ Cat Christ & Sean Donovan
6:50-8:00 Pine Leaf Boys

8:00-8:20 Lesson w/Cat Christ & Sean Donovan
8:20-9:30 Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express

9:30-9:50 Mysti Krewe Parade
9:50-11:00 Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

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