Potluck and Dance Party with Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys

13 Dec 2014
Holy Saviour Club, 407 East Main Street, Norristown, PA


Rosie Ledet. Courtesy of Zydeco Crossroads website.

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