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Andrew Thierry: Keeping Zydeco alive in the Bay Area

by Rachel Dornhelm, The California Report | Take Two®

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New Orleans is gearing up for this week's Fat Tuesday celebration with its distinctive soundtrack of Zydeco music.

But Northern California has its own Zydeco scene—the merging of Cajun, blues, and R&B. It dates back to World War II and the Creole migrants who came to work in the shipyards and to find other economic opportunities.

KQED's Rachel Dornhelm met up with a Bay Area musician, one of the few Zydeco ambassadors outside Louisiana at the top of the art form.

Read the California Report's full story here. 

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