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#NOLA: Geno Delafose

Geno Delafose

Thursday night I was at Rock ‘n’ Bowl.  Some bowled, some hula-hooped, and some danced zydeco and Cajun swing while Gene Delafose played:

Geno Delafose (born February 6, 1972 in Eunice, Louisiana) is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose…

Read the rest. Also here. And here. One of my dance partners insisted “Delafose is the best. You are dancing to the best right now.” And, with some pride, “Delafose does dat real Creole zydeco.”

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  1. bernasvibe bernasvibe January 12, 2013

    **I’m from New Orleans! And headed to Mardi Gras this year for the 1st time in ages…NO other dancing on earth like zydeco

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