In tribute to CONGO SQUARE & STORYVILLE in New Orleans!
Zydeco is Fun....Everybody can dance to the zydeco music because zydeco will lift your spirit up higher and higher. You will never stop dancing, it's contagious. Bring your style, it might entitle you to $2,000 and more. If You win, it automatically qualifies you to DEFEND your title the following year. Become Zydeco Dance World CHAMPS at the Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival. The Pacific Northwest, we are setting the pace for Zydeco Dance Competition.
Zydeco is a popular accordion based music of Louisiana's Black Creoles, the French speaking Indigenous of the prairies of south central and southwest Louisiana. Contrary to the popular belief, it is not Cajun in origin.
Cajun music is the music of the caucasian Cajuns of south Louisiana, while zydeco is the music of the Indigenous Blacks speaking Creoles of the same region.Both have common areas in Louisiana and influences, and there is much overlap in the repertoire and style of each
(Zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by the French Creole speakers which in an alternative theory derives from the ATAKAPA people)
Thus you have the French Creoles of southern Louisiana, founders of Zydeco...... the connection of the Acadians entering from Canada and other mixtures. The Acadians from French Canada, became the Cajuns, The French Creoles were a combination mixed of those Acadians, indigenous, and Africans. Zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by the French Creole speakers which in an alternative theory derives from the ATAKAPA people.
At the Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - REGISTER AT THE FESTIVAL for the Zydeco Dance Contest . MUST be 21 and OVER! WIN BIG $$ Pacific Northwest Bring Your Style to Us Winning 2020 couple return the following year to defend title.
THE MUSICAL and CULTURAL ROOTS of LOUISIANA CREOLE and ZYDECO FIDDLE TRADITION through CANRAY FONTENOT (A MUST READ)
Dr. Ivan Gladstone Van Sertima was a Guyanese-born associate professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University in the United States. He was best known for his Olmec alternative origin speculations, a brand of pre-Columbian contact theory, which he proposed in his book They Came Before Columbus . He attended also SOAS University of London and The University of London.
A music genre created by Southwest Louisiana's Indigenous Black Creoles (a group of people of mixed Indigenous/African, Afro Caribbeans & European Descent, offered the rural poor a way to express themselves and escape the hardships of everyday life in the South, with grace, style and artistry.)
The so-called Native Americans, were they actually, the so-called, "Free People of Color"? Site, "Free People of Color, in Colonial Natchez, Miss. (1700-1798)
The American Library Association would like to acknowledge the indigenous history of New Orleans, and more broadly, Louisiana, and recognize the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, the Jena Band of Choctaw Indigenous, and the Tunica-Biloxi Indigenous Tribe of Louisiana.
The Atakapan people are a Southeastern culture of Native American tribes who spoke Atakapa and historically lived along the Gulf of Mexico.
The Louisiana Territory Indigenous most prominent are The Atakapa, Choctaw, Natchez, The Tunia, Chitimacha, Okelousa, Washa, Chatnasha, Adai, Doustione, Natchitoches, Ouanchgita, Yatsi,Acolapissa, Quinapisa & The Tangipahoa
American Library Association
The Native Heritage Project
Louisiana Creole is a term used to describe people whose ancestry traces to the state of Louisiana prior to the territory being acquired by the U.S. in the Louisiana Purchase. These people are mainly of French, Spanish, Indigenous/African heritage or a mixture of these heritages
The Atakapa-Ishak (uh-TAK-uh-paw – ee-SHAK), are a Southwest Louisiana/Southeast Texas tribe of ancient Indians who lived in the Gulf of Mexico’s northwestern crescent and called ourselves Ishak.
Atakapa -Ishak Bands of SouthWest Louisiana and SouthEast Texas
We were already here, before the Spanish and the French and definitely before the 13 colonies and the 1804 Louisiana Purchase.
Congratulations are in order for Shawn Michael Jude Papillion, Shaman of the Atakapa-Ishak tribe. Shawn’s daughter, Maaliyah Papillion, was recently crowned Miss Louisiana. The Lake Charles native is a student at McNeese State University where she is studying Psychology with a minor in Biology. She toured Louisiana, and afterwards, she headed to Las Vegas to compete in the Miss USA pageant.
ATAKAPA Three Moon Festival
Jane Landers is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. She has written a number of works on Africans in the Atlantic World, including the award-winning monographs, Black Society in Spanish Florida and Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions
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Pacific Northwest International Jazz Zydeco Heritage Festival, Tacoma Pierce County, WA. (Sept 2020) Blues Festival (31 Dec 2020) Summer Tunes Festival (Jul 2021) brought to you by Real World EDA & NSEDA
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Cynthia Dolliole of New Orleans, Our Special Guest of Honor. Dolliole family is from New Orleans and French Creole. Her family extends back to the early 1700s, before the Spanish and French occupation of the Louisiana Territory and before the existence of the 13 colonies in America and definitely before The Louisiana Purchase! Cynthia is also a music instructor at The Audubon School of Music, in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the meantime, read about the DOLLIOLE FAMILY HERE: http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/1324
The Dollioles at the time of the Louisiana Purchase start date, 1803.
Milford "Stack" Dolliole, Grandfather of Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole, was a drummer for the New Orleans Brass Bands: Onward Brass Band and The Tuxedo Brass Band. They called him "Stack"
Oct 23, 1903 - May 2, 1994
"Over The Mountain, Across the Sea", Featuring one of our Jazz Artist, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Elise LEGROW, see her Sept 7th, 2020 at our 3 Day Labor Day, Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival, (Sept 5th, 6th and 7th, 2020) TACOMA, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON