Zydeco Crossroads Dance Party with Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

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1/2: Chubby Carrier performs at a Zydeco Crossroads event for WXPN. Photo by John Vettese.
2/2: The crowd dances to Creole United at a Zydeco Crossroads event for WXPN. Photo by John Vettese.

WXPN’s yearlong Center-funded project Zydeco Crossroads continues with a free dance party featuring the Grammy-award winning zydeco funk band Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.

Exploring the origins and evolution of zydeco, a form of African-American roots music that blends Creole traditions, blues, and R&B, Zydeco Crossroads aims to capture the vitality of contemporary zydeco music, with project highlights that have included 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.

Doors open at 1 p.m. This event is free, but registration is required. Register here.

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