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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

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
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Jazz-Zydeco Ticket Request Form

The First 300 Ticket Sales respondents eligible for surprise drawing.

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The Hotel Murano & Pavilion - Tacoma, WA

WIN 3 Day/Night Hotel stay and Festival 3 Day/Night pass. First to answer the below question. Respond to paul@realworldeda.com, brought to you by Real World EDA/NSEDA.

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. 

Origin of Zydeco: Cultural Indigenous Authenticity

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



 


THE ATAKAPAS - Founders of Zydeco

 (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/


www.atakapa-ishak.org

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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
 


 

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They Came Before Columbus

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.

ATAKAPAS- Founders of ZYDECO

Indigenous People of LOUISIANA!

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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)

Choctaw connected with Atakapa

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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. 

Atakapa Location

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 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

Indigenous Black French Creole

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www.frenchcreoles.com

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 

Atakapa -Ishak Home

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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.

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

Chief Crying Eagle, Principal Chief of the Atakapa-Ishak Band

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 Atakapa -Ishak Bands of SouthWest Louisiana and SouthEast Texas

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


Know Your History - ATAKAPA, Founders of ZYDECO

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We were already here, before the Spanish and the French and definitely before the 13 colonies and the 1804 Louisiana Purchase.

Maaliyah PAPILLION

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 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. 

The Beautiful ATAKAPA

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ATAKAPA MARKER

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ATAKAPA Gator Festival

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ATAKAPA Three Moon Festival

Rosina PHILIPPE

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Atakapa Activist

The Missing Century of Black History

 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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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