Fri, February 8, 2013, 7:30 PM
Ordway Music Theater
With a solo career dating back to 1987 and seven albums under his belt, C.J. Chenier is widely regarded as one of the best Zydeco singers, musicians and performers. Son of the “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier, C.J. has spread word of Zydeco music to the world, all the while pushing the genre to new heights with his virtuosity.
The band’s musical style ranges from traditional Zydeco music to modern funk with healthy doses of blues, R&B, swamp pop and country. C.J.’s mastery of the accordion, combined with his rich and satisfying voice, is the driving force behind this powerhouse zydeco band.
Called “the crown prince of zydeco” by The Boston Globe and “the best living zydeco singer and accordionist” by Living Blues Magazine, C.J. Chenier is a crowd pleaser and an authentic zydeco master.
Join Ordway staff and company members from the World Music and Dance performances for a reception in the Marzitelli Foyer following their performances. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
Friday, February 8
Zydeco Dance Class
5:30-6:30pm, Ordway’s Drake Room
(Please enter through Ordway’s main entrance)
$10 (Reserve your space in the class by purchasing a ticket through Ordway’s box office at 651.224.4222)
Learn this lively dance step from southwestern Louisiana in Maurine McCort’s Zydeco dance class. You will quickly understand why anyone who dances to this music has a smile on their face!
Couples and individuals welcome to attend.
Maurine is a teacher, musician and DJ at KFAI, and has been a community organizer in the Cajun and Zydeco music and dance scene in the Twin Cities and around the country since 1991. Her passion comes from her experiences with the people of southwestern Louisiana.