Author: Margaret Zainey Roux

Meet Zydeco Radio

A new generation of Lafayette musicians incorporates old-school grooves.

An Evolution of Sound

The Necessary Gentlemen combine a love of old-time bluegrass, country and add an occasional Cajun twist.

New Cajun & Zydeco Sounds

Today’s young Cajun and zydeco musicians face a choice: adhere strictly to the traditions and represent the cultures, or expand upon Acadiana music and hope listeners embrace it instead of being offended. The website of the otherwise provincial Cajun band…

The Story Behind Cajun Mardi Gras Masks

Wherever Mardi Gras is celebrated, the mask is key. Behind the best masks, they can’t tell whether you are laughing or crying. They can’t tell how absolutely drunk you are. The mask helps erase consequence. “Riders want folks to say,…