Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of black American dance music originally from southern Louisiana, typically featuring accordion and guitar.
- ‘I think that country music inspires that - like all folkloric music, whether it's zydeco, country or Quebecois rigodon.’
- ‘Is it the sounds of jazz or funk or zydeco wafting out of neighborhood bars?’
- ‘They even include some halfway decent zydeco if you're into that sort of thing.’
- ‘The album works on all levels thanks to its diversified genres, such as jazz, blues, gospel, bluegrass and zydeco.’
- ‘American roots music is a collective name for the various music genres such as country, blues, gospel, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, zydeco, Tejano, and Native American.’
- ‘There's colour and costumes, fine zydeco and cool jazz played by 90-year-old musicians in tiny Preservation Hall.’
- ‘She'd grown up in Lafayette, Louisiana, to the sounds of country music and zydeco.’
- ‘In the heartland of Cajun cookery and zydeco music sits the Crescent City Cricket Club of New Orleans, one of the oldest cricket clubs in the USA.’
- ‘Traditional jazz is the focus, though everyone from big bands to folksy trios to zydeco troupes play.’
- ‘The music was zydeco, the local Ben & Jerry's gave out free ice cream, but the best things about the afternoon were the gold crowns handed out to the neighborhood kids.’
- ‘Delving into zydeco music and with a surprising new lyrical approach, Graceland was a highly successful musical experiment.’
- ‘You can seek out information or relay information or just find another person who shares your love of zydeco music.’
- ‘The Louisiana they remember with pride hasn't changed altogether - there's gumbo on the stove, zydeco on the radio, and families with traditional values.’
- ‘Moreover, Cajun music owes much to the music of black Creoles, who contributed to Cajun music as they developed their own similar music, which became zydeco.’
- ‘But few acknowledge that zydeco is already a hybrid, incorporating Afro-Caribbean rhythms with rock, blues, the Cajun music of the Creoles' white neighbours, and soul.’
- ‘Bringing these artists together has brought a musical heritage to life, fusing soul, blues, zydeco, Cajun and jazz of every persuasion into an improbably rewarding experience for a fund-raising record.’
- ‘There is music for everyone in this city - traditional jazz, honky-tonk piano, Cajun, zydeco, rhythm and blues, gospel, rock, and country.’
- ‘Now I've got zydeco playing in my head and I want crawfish boil and some of that rosemint tea for breakfast.’
- ‘Co-producer Cam Hayden also promises the festival is going to deliver a zydeco band this year if it's the last thing he does.’
- ‘Also on August 21 and 22, the vibrant zydeco artist C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band will get the audience on the dancefloor.’
1960s: Louisiana Creole, possibly from a pronunciation of French les haricots in a dance-tune title.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.