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a form of louisiana creole music, characteristically performed by accordion and washboard bands, that combines cajun and creole roots music with elements of african american music.

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  • kip guilbeau, 47, grew up in opelousas, la., home of zydeco music and well-seasoned cajun food. the latter is something he’s been missing for the last several years. eliminating spicy foods is one of the ways he controls the sometimes excruciating symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorder crohn's disease. but giving up certain foods and accepting his diagnosis was a difficult journey. everydayhealth.com

  • austin, texas is well-known by its slogan "the live music capital of the world." austin has more live concerts per capita than any other city in the united states. estimates say that on a given night in austin there are 100 live music performances, spanning a wide range of genres. austin's music history stretches back to the 1800s, but it really took off in the 1960s. the city opened several large venues, and cultivated an alternative country music scene from the more conventional musicians centered around nashville. today the city has major scenes for folk, country, jazz, tejano, zydeco, punk, and indie music. factmonster.com

  • austin, texas is well-known by its slogan "the live music capital of the world." austin has more live concerts per capita than any other city in the united states. estimates say that on a given night in austin there are 100 live music performances, spanning a wide range of genres. austin's music history stretches back to the 1800s, but it really took off in the 1960s. the city opened several large venues, and cultivated an alternative country music scene from the more conventional musicians centered around nashville. today the city has major scenes for folk, country, jazz, tejano, zydeco, punk, and indie music. infoplease.com

  • belleau still performed a couple of times a month in baton rouge with a band called zydeco hounds, playing cajun accordion, harmonica, and singing cover tunes as well as original music. "we didn't have to rehearse, we would just show up and play," he says. "people would dance and have fun." medpagetoday.com