State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
19 July 2015

For the first time the festival of traditional American music will take place in Izborsk on July 21. The music will be performed by «Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience» band from  Louisiana  led by  Terrance Simien. Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience won a  Grammy  award for  Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album  for their album  Live! Worldwide .

Zydeco is American roots music. It’s an important Southern black, Creole or Afro-Creole music tradition. It’s a genre that has helped define the cultural identity of Louisiana and the American South. It’s a genre that’s a very important part of a dynamic Creole culture. 

The two primary instruments in Zydeco are the accordion (diatonic-button & chromatic-key) and the Zydeco Rubboard or frottoir (French for   friction strip). The music has evolved throughout the years and has become a fusion of many different styles and musical influences. The one constant in the music has been the change. Each generation of zydeco artists helped shape the music into what it is today. Zydeco has garnered 6 Grammy awards and multiple nominations over the past 30 years.

The first culinary part of the festival, where the visitors will be able to watch the participants of the band cook traditional Louisiana food will take place in Seto people homestead museum in Sigovo village on July 21 at 13.00 p.m.

Then all the guests of the festival will be invited to move to Izborsk where at 18.00 p.m. they will be able to enjoy the music performed by «Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience» band.
Everybody is welcome! The admission is free!

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