Potluck and Dance Party with Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys

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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

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