In tribute to CONGO SQUARE & STORYVILLE in New Orleans!

2020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-19

2020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-19

2020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-192020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-192020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-19

2020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-19

2020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-19

2020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-192020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-192020 Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Fest Labor Day Weekend Postponed, - COVID-19

2021, September, 4th, 5th & 6th - Labor Day Weekend/New Date

image89
image90
image91
image92
image93
image94

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 2021 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

----------------------------------------------------

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
 


 

image95

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: Before New Acadia

Indigenous People of LOUISIANA!

Atkapas - Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)

Atkapas - Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)

image96

Zydeco, 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)

In honor of INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY and International Creole Heritage  Month. Louisiana Creole cooking would not be the world renown cuisine it  is today were it not for the contribution of the Indigenous people. I  honor all my relations! My family is a tapestry of many peoples. This is  Nick Ducré. I am related to the Ducrés of Bayou LaCombe and Nick Ducré  is an ancestor of mine. He was a Choctaw filé maker, businessman and  STORYTELLER. Any Ducrés from the North Shore, Bayou LaCombe, Bayou  Bonfuca, Slidell or anywhere in St. Tammany Parish—WE ARE FAMILY!!

St Lucia International Creole Heritage
Arts & Heritage Festival

Oct 23rd - Oct 24th 2020

https://eventssaintlucia.com/saint-lucia-summer-festival/creole-heritage-month/

Atkapas - Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)

Atkapas - Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)

Atkapas - Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)

image97

 In 1764, The Atakapa Nation was  confiscated by Joseph Broussard  Beausoleil (previously released from prison in Halifax, Nova Scotia along with 200 Acadians, They at first arrived in Saint Dominique (present day Haiti, then on to New Orleans on The Santo Dominigo), the Acadians, now called the Cajuns on Feb 27th, 1765. (The Founding of New Acadia: The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765 - 1803), by Acadian Author/Historian, Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux). After a brief stay in New Orleans, (receiving their land deeds from two Acadian landowners, though it is noted that the majority of the Atakapas fought against this land deal) they proceeded to Plagumines Parish, then on to the land of the Atakapas. Once the Acadians arrived, their tribe was decimated by infectious disease.  The question is, how could  they have been decimated as a tribe, after having lived there as Indigenous people before the European's arrival? Their remaining people reside in southern Louisiana and Texas. People identifying as Atakapa-Ishak.  What is the controversy surrounding that land deal between them and the Atakapas, who by the way, became infected with disease AND LOST THEIR TRIBAL STATURE and had to assemble within the CADDO tribe because of such.  

Atakapa:  https://prezi.com/zotputwrrzb9/atakapa-indians/

A Critical Account and Analysis of the Long-Standing Mythology

Atkapas - Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)

A Critical Account and Analysis of the Long-Standing Mythology

image98

The Founding of New Acadia:  The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765-1803. In this penetrating study, Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux looks beyond long-standing mythology to provide a critical account of early Acadian culture in Louisiana and the reasons for its survival and the impact on the Indigenous people of Louisiana.

He convincingly dispels many received notions about the routes  Acadians traveled from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, their original  settlement sites, and the patterns of their subsequent migrations within  the state, and closely examines the relations of Louisiana's Acadians  with their African, Spanish, Indian, and Creole neighbors.  

-------------------------------
Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux - Author

Acadian to Cajun:  Transformation of A People, 1803-1877

French, Cajun, Creole, Houma:  
A Primer on Francophone Louisiana

Scattered to the Winds


Creoles of Color in The Bayou Country

Acadiana:  
Louisiana's Historic Cajun Country



Indigenous Black French Creole

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

A Critical Account and Analysis of the Long-Standing Mythology

image99

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

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

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

image100

The Atakapa-Ishak (uh-TAK-uh-paw – ee-SHAK), are a Southwest  Louisiana/Southeast Texas tribe of ancient Indigenous people who lived in the Gulf  of Mexico’s northwestern crescent and called themselves, Ishak.

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

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

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

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

image101

 Atakapa -Ishak Bands of SouthWest Louisiana and SouthEast Texas

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


Know Your History - ATAKAPA, Founders of ZYDECO

Know Your History - ATAKAPA, Founders of ZYDECO

Know Your History - ATAKAPA, Founders of ZYDECO

image102

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

Maaliyah PAPILLION

Know Your History - ATAKAPA, Founders of ZYDECO

Know Your History - ATAKAPA, Founders of ZYDECO

image103

 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

Know Your History - ATAKAPA, Founders of ZYDECO

The Beautiful ATAKAPA

image104

ATAKAPA MARKER

ATAKAPA Gator Festival

The Beautiful ATAKAPA

image105

ATAKAPA Gator Festival

ATAKAPA Gator Festival

ATAKAPA Gator Festival

image106

ATAKAPA Three Moon Festival

Rosina PHILIPPE

ATAKAPA Gator Festival

ATAKAPA Gator Festival

image107

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 - There was another Underground Railroad, it headed SOUTH, to the Caribbeans and South America.

We welcome you to contact us!

We would love to hear from you!

Pacific Northwest Congo Black Box Spotlight

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     


Visit Beautiful Washington state


Be advised, Washington state ranked #1 state in America, 2019, by U.S. News and World Report - https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2019-05-14/amazon-clean-power-help-fuel-washington        Visit Washington

Ring of Honor

Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole

Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole

Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole

image108


 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

Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole

Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole

image109

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 6th, 2020 at our 3 Day Labor Day, Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival, (Sept 4th, 5th and 6th, 2021) TACOMA, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON