Rockin' Dopsie Jr & The Zydeco Twisters

January 2 2016 | news

We are proud to announce that Rockin' Dopsie Jr & The Zydeco Twisters will be performing at the Lundi Gras Festival.

"When Rockin' Dopsie, Sr. unexpectedly passed away in 1993, the Dopsie family vowed to keep his memory alive, mainly in the incarnation of this band, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters. In doing so, it's become its own phenomenon. No other zydeco band has ever been fronted by a washboard player. It's usually the accordionist, and it's also a safe bet that there's never been such a flamboyant personality as Rockin' Dopsie, Jr., who can turn a house upside down on a moment's notice."

 Zydeco music is a bubbling, melodic gumbo concocted from Cajun/Acadian music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and melodies, and blues. Over the past few years, this funky and highly danceable music has broken out of its Southern Louisiana breeding ground to enjoy widespread popularity throughout the world.

Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters, still referred to as "Zydeco's Royal Family," have performed in Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, and many other countries as well as throughout the United States. They have appeared at the most prestigious music festivals and fairs at home and abroad.

The band will be performing on the King Zulu Stage from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.


 

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Entertainment

Our Lundi Gras Festival includes a huge lineup of talented artists:

  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Zulu Ensemble
  • The New Orleans Mystics & the Ladies of Soul
  • Original Pinettes Brass Band
  • DJ Jubilee
  • Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • Amanda Shaw
  • The All Stars from Santiago de Cuba Dance Group
  • Big Fred & Lil Fred
  • Pin Stripe Jazz Band
  • DJ Polo
  • ...and many more

Our Lundi Gras Food Vendors will add great taste and flavor to your day:

  • The Praline Connection
  • Dunbar’s Creole Cuisine
  • Ajun Cajun
  • Bunnie’s Famous Seafood Dip
  • Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant
  • Lil Dustin’s Italian Ice
  • Your Sweet Cakes
  • The Original New Orleans Po-Boys
  • ...and many more
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