WXPN's yearlong project explores the origins and evolution of zydeco, a form of African-American roots music that blends Cajun traditions, blues, and R&B. On Saturday, December 13, Zydeco Crossroads and Allons Danser welcome zydeco musicians Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys to Norristown's Holy Saviour Club for a holiday potluck and dance party. The evening begins with dance lessons for all levels of ability, followed by a potluck dinner, dancing and live music. Admission is $20 for the general public, and $10 for students with valid ID.
Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Zydeco Crossroads captures the vitality of contemporary zydeco music, with project highlights that include free concerts at World Cafe Live; Philadelphia Folk Festival performances; community events with local music and dance group Allons Danser; and the premiere of a newly commissioned zydeco documentary by filmmaker Robert Mugge. Visit the Zydeco Crossroads website, an "interactive history" and ongoing archive.
7:30 p.m. – Beginner Dance Lesson
8:15 p.m. – Intermediate Dance Lesson
8:30 p.m. – Live Music and Dancing