In this May 5, 2007 file photo, Buckwheat Zydeco performs during the 2007 Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Buckwheat Zydeco, the accordion player who found an unexpected mainstream audience with the danceable genre of Louisiana's Creole community, died Saturday.Buckwheat grew up in a musical family immersed in the sounds of zydeco, which has similarities to the blues but is defined by a faster-paced, up-tempo sound.Buckwheat had not expected his music to enter the mainstream. He grew up playing the organ and choosing funk and more modern forms instead of zydeco.But Buckwheat changed course after he started to play organ with Clifton Chenier – a friend of his father considered the master of zydeco accordion – and saw the virtues of taking up the accordion himself.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE