Sunday, January 26, 2014

Clifton Chenier - Wins Lifttime Achievement Award - Grammy's

Considering the shear number of other artists who could have one it was a great tribute for the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier to win this years Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy's.

Clifton Chenier was a Creole French-speaking native of Opelousas, Louisiana.  He won a Grammy award in 1983, honored as a National Heritage Fellow in 1984 and entered into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011.

Check out the great little article from the Grammy's web site at the following link:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Zydeco Kicks - FIZB Award for 2014

Each Zydeco band has it's own special energy and the Zydeco Kick's are truly unique in the Zydeco world.  They are from Tokyo and considering you can't find lessons in Tokyo for playing Zydeco it takes a lot of persistence to learn how to play, form a band and play as well as the Zydeco Kick's do. 

At 45 seconds into the video clip it shows the new "zydeco senior strut" line dance that you can see at many festivals around the world.  We need these guys to do a US tour!...   anyone have a few thousand bucks laying around to pay for it ;)

fyi... the "MFIZB" award is "My Favorite International Zydeco Band" award ;)... it's early in the year... but so far these guys have won it!!! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cajun/Zydeco Dancing Could Reduce Risk of Dementia

I have seen various articles sharing the benefits of dance but never posted any of them on the
blog .. so it is time!

Check out the following link/article below from Peak Health Advocate on how dancing can decrease your risk by 76 percent..

21 year study of participants 75 years and older.  Dancing reduced the risk of dementia.  Wonder if this includes pole dancing?