Bayou Boogie

 
Cajun creation is a fun lesson in culture and music.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Enjoying life and friends through song and dance -- zydeco style.

Positive role models

Buckwheat Zydeco certainly appreciates and embraces his heritage, and it's refreshing to see someone who is so happy and excited about sharing it.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this kids' Cajun music album by the award-winning musician behind the acclaimed Choo Choo Boogaloo is a great introduction or lesson in Cajun creole music and culture. The music is fun, upbeat, and will have everyone in the family dancing and shouting, "Ooooo-wee!" Several well-known children's musicians join as guest singers, including Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes, Maria Muldaur, and Aaron Nigel Smith.

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What's the story?

Award-winning children's musician Buckwheat Zydeco adds a little spice to your life on BAYOU BOOGIE. It's an accordion-filled, toe-tappin' album with 14 traditional and original tracks about dancing and having fun. With special guest singers like Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes, Maria Muldaur, and Aaron Nigel Smith, among others, kids and families will love getting a lively lesson in Zydeco.

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Buckwheat Zydeco's Bayou Boogie lets children enter the land of the bayou, singing, dancing, and laughing with Buck and his friends. Traditional tunes like "Loop de Loop," "The Loco-Motion," "Twist and Shout," and "Hokey Pokey" get a zydeco twist; the unexpected zesty flavor will get kids off the couch and on their feet. "Zydeco in Space" takes listeners on a journey through the sky above the Louisiana bayous, and "Everything" Hurts" is a cute tune with a French accent that makes light of trying to skip school. The whole album is a great lesson and tribute to the music and people from the land of gumbo.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Zydeco. Do you know why this type of music is called this? What part of the country does the artist come from?

  • Do you like the sounds and instruments in these songs? What instruments do you hear?

  • Many children's music artists contribute on this album. Does that make you more interested in listening to the music? Why?

Music details

Artist:Buckwheat Zydeco
Release date:November 2, 2010
Label:Music for Little People
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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