Discovering Zydeco music is an important moment in everyone’s life. Thanks to Sean, Chris and the warmth of the Ardoin family of Lake Charles, Louisiana, I started investigating the roots of zydeco music, then Creole music.

Amédé and “Bois Sec” Ardoin were pioneers of that music, and as a fan of folkloric music, traditional instruments and performers that come from families of musicians, my fascination with this family grew.They carry the voice, the music and the message of their roots.

Chris Ardoin has used his talent to mix zydeco with rhythm and blues, reggae and hip-hop. He is now the rising star of this new genre of music. If you go down to Louisiana, track him and his band. This isnterview was done by Jean Dulon. 

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