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Friday, September 25, 2009

Saturday To-Do: Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe

Posted By on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 2:02 PM

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9:30 p.m., White Water Tavern. $6.

Now that Matt White's got a toehold in the Mississippi blues scene — Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm play often; T Model Ford played a rare show several months back — the White Water head man is setting his aim on another roots-music-rich border state. Louisiana, like all of its neighbors, boasts a wide variety of musical traditions, but none are more closely associated with the state than zydeco. 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). 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 traditionalist. You'll certainly recognize the sounds of zydeco in his music, but he promises a hearty dose of funk as well. In other words, there'll be no excuse for not dancing.

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