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Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - 2020

Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - 2020

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Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - 2020

Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - 2020

Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - 2020Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - 2020Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - 2020

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. 

The Origin of ZYDECO - Cultural Indigenous Authenticity


 

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.  


Zydeco is a popular accordion-based musical genre - the blues and dance music of Louisiana Creoles, the French-speaking blacks of the prairies of  south-central and southwest Louisiana. Contrary to 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 black Creoles of the same region. Both share common origins and influences, and there is much overlap in the repertoire and style of each. 

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THE MUSICAL and CULTURAL ROOTS of LOUISIANA CREOLE and ZYDECO FIDDLE TRADITION through CANRAY FONTENOT   (A MUST READ)


http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/lfmzydecofiddle.html?fbclid=IwAR2P8ng5b-vH8FM8v78IItXJSNSxZ3-yKGRE_v60Ho6lkvKxuluPgPXByI4
 

THE ATAKAPAS - Founders of Zydeco

 

Before the Louisiana Purchase and before the French and Spanish occupation of the Louisiana Territory and specifically, before the 13 colonies, were the indigenous peoples of the Louisiana Territory, mainly southern Louisiana. Some of those peoples were the Chitimacha, Caddo, Natchez, Tunica, Houma, Choctaw, and Atakapa

(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.  

  
www.theamericanhistory.org/life-famous-louisiana-indian-tribes.html


http://www.atakapa-ishak.org/history/


https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/louisiana/articles/a-brief-history-of-zydeco-music/
 

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Ring of Honor

Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole

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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.


https://prcno.org/new-research-explores-free-people-color-built-wealth-community-real-estate/?fbclid=IwAR0MmCVVTDa5leZbeSq5e6kINainI-Nxt-6xbj9LSCnu51-ieH1Vj61pj

Milford "Stack" Dolliole

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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

Visit our Jazz-Zydeco Line Up

"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