zydeco

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Etymology[edit]

Louisiana Creole French zydeco, possibly from a pronunciation of French les haricots "beans" in a dance-tune title.

Noun[edit]

zydeco (uncountable)

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  1. A form of Louisiana Creole music, characteristically performed by accordion and washboard bands, that combines Cajun and Creole roots music with elements of African American music.

References[edit]

  • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 858.