Forcibly expelled from their adopted Canadian homeland French settlers ended up in Louisiana, where they intermarried and absorbed the local musical forms. The result was a fiery, convoluted and infectious hybrid guaranteed to move your body and feet. The black form, zydeco, takes the two-steps and waltzes and mingles them with Texas blues. Amadee Ardoin cries the blues with the best of the Delta pioneers. Over time, the music adapted to changing fashions and absorbed elements of rhythm and blues, boogie and even rock ´n´ roll. Whether you´re into the root tradition of Cleoma Falcon or the swamp pop of Johnnie Allan; the wild elemental fiddling of Dennis McGhee or the bluesy accordion of Nathan Abshire; the old style music of Octa Clark or the soul influenced Cookie and the Cupcakes, this series caters to every taste.