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Zydeco Nation, A Black History Month Special

From: AARP Radio
Series: Prime Time Radio
Length: 01:02:45

Prime Time Radio's Black History Month Special: Zydeco Nation.

Thierry001_small AARP's Prime Time Radio Black History Month Special documentary traces how the Louisiana Creole music known as zydeco found a new home 2,000 miles from its birthplace. Independent producers Richard Ziglar and Barry Yeoman interviewed the people who migrated from Louisiana to California starting in World War II to escape the racial discrimination prevalent in the South and find jobs in the shipping and defense industries. Once in California, they worked hard to keep their culture alive, especially their musical traditions.

The musicians and dancers who underwent this migration tell their stories of rebuilding their lives and their community. And they talk about how younger musicians are transmitting zydeco to the next generation-in the hopes that Creole traditions will continue to thrive in California.

We hope you enjoy AARP's Prime Time Radio Black History Month Special: Zydeco Nation, this week on Prime Time Radio.

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AARP's Prime Time Radio Black History Month Special documentary traces how the Louisiana Creole music known as zydeco found a new home 2,000 miles from its birthplace. Independent producers Richard Ziglar and Barry Yeoman interviewed the people who migrated from Louisiana to California starting in World War II to escape the racial discrimination prevalent in the South and find jobs in the shipping and defense industries. Once in California, they worked hard to keep their culture alive, especially their musical traditions.

The musicians and dancers who underwent this migration tell their stories of rebuilding their lives and their community. And they talk about how younger musicians are transmitting zydeco to the next generation-in the hopes that Creole traditions will continue to thrive in California.

We hope you enjoy AARP's Prime Time Radio Black History Month Special: Zydeco Nation, this week on Prime Time Radio.

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Compelling story

Zydeco Nation is a compelling story especially for listeners with an interest in American roots music. Well worth a listen.

Timing and Cues

Zydeco Nation: A Black History Month Special Documentary

1 – :59 Billboard

2 – 1st Seg. - Zydeco Nation - Part One

3 – :27 Billboard

4 – 2nd Seg. - Zydeco Nation - Part Two

5 – Prime Time Postscript – Cancer Research

6. – :20 Promo :20

7 – :29 Promo :29

8 – Movies For Grown-Ups – “To Kill A Mockingbird” - 50th Anniversary DVD

FIRST HALF LENGTH: 26:58
CUTAWAY FIRST SEGMENT: 15:33 (I’m Mike Cuthbert. This is Prime Time Radio)
SECOND HALF LENGTH: 26:03
CUTAWAY SECOND SEGMENT: 32:20 (I’m Mike Cuthbert. This is Prime Time Radio)

Additional Credits

Host: Mike Cuthbert, Executive Producer: Angel Livas, Producer: Barry Yeoman, Producer: Richard Ziglar, Engineer: Ben Pizzuto

Related Website

http://www.aarp.org/zydeco