Zydeco - Cajun

incl. VAT
Zydeco - Cajun
Find similar products
Need assistance? Call 020 7432 4400


A style of dance music, usually called zydeco but also sometimes known as cajun, arose in the state of Louisiana approximately a hundred years ago. It reached its heyday in New Orleans during the Fifties and Sixties. The first term is frequently assigned to America’s black population, the second to the whites. French and German emigres brought accordions, washboards and violins to the Mississippi, mingling their music with African elements, echoes of the blues, and snippets from other immigrant cultures. The accordion had the advantage that it could stand out in noisy bars and carry the bass, melody, and rhythm. It became the leading instrument in this music. To the present day zydeco brings people together for uninhibited cross-generational music making, listening, dancing, eating, and drinking. The 15 songs and instrumentals have been arranged for accordion, violin, guitar, bass and a vocal part where appropriate. Mostly, fully written-out percussion accompaniments are included.


Product IDCOBS012882816
Editor/Arranger Schwarzien, Ralf
Instrumentation Flexible Ensemble
Publisher Barenreiter
Publisher Ref No BA7667
Language Ger & Eng
Media Book & Part(s)
ScoringScore with parts for Melody 1 (C, Bb, Eb), Melody 2 (C, Bb, Eb), Accordion, Bass & Percussion.

Questions & Answers

Ask a Question: