Saturday To-Do: Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe | Rock Candy

Friday, January 23, 2009

Saturday To-Do: Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 4:02 PM

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DIKKI DU AND THE ZYDECO KREWE
9:30 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $6.

Even though it's alive and flourishing just a couple hours to our south, zydeco rarely makes an appearance in Central Arkansas. That's too bad because it's damn fun music to hear live. For one, it's a bizarre mix of influences only America could produce — French Canadian (the songs), European (the accordion and violin), Afro-Caribbean (the beat), R&B (the funk) and Louisiana Cajun (the style). For another — the main reason to hear it live — it's music made for dancing. Even the tone-deaf can't miss its driving beat and fast tempo. From Latwell, La., Dikki Du (“most people don't but Dikki Du”) comes from a musical family; his brother, Chubby Carrier, is a certified zydeco star. But don't mistake Dikki for a mere traditionalist. You'll certainly recognize the sounds of zydeco in his music, but he promises a hearty dose of funk as well.

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