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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! RCZN has another fabulous lineup set for our 2015-16 Series … Including the revered Jeffery Broussard (Opelousas LA), the youthful Ruben Moreno (Houston TX), the powerful Pine Life Boys (Lafayette LA), the charming C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band (New York).
Jeffery Broussard Ruben Moreno Pine Leaf Boys C’est Bon
Fri Sept 25 Sun Oct 18 Sat Nov 7 Sun Dec 13
ROCHESTER CAJUN ZYDECO NETWORK
and the Zydeco Re-Evolution
Sunday Oct 18th
Zydeco News "A young, up-and-coming Zydeco accordion player who can pump out the Keith Frank and other high-energy traditional Zydeco tunes with ferocity and passion."
A proud young Tejano-Creole artist from Houston Texas
Lays down a sizzling hot locked down dance groove
Has started his very own “Zydeco RE-Evolution” and is sharing it with the world
One of THE HOTTEST young Zydeco performers in the world today!!!!
What's all the BUZZZZZ about?
In Ruben Moreno’s own words:
I idolize Martin Luther King Jr., Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix because they were activists of peace, who used the tools they were good at, whether it was the church, poetry, or music, to speak positive words. I know I can use my own tools, too: I can use my accordion, my band, my music, my words, and my form of art to do what they did, advocate for a world of positive change.
Sunday October 18th
@ the Harmony House in Webster NY
~~ Let’s do it up right ~~
~~ Be sure to bring a dish / snack to pass ~~
Ruben Moreno @ The Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette LA – “What You Come To Do” - www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3VrT9nzipQ
Ruben Moreno burning it up playing Rubboard with Zydeco great Andre Thierry - www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFUvemz95VU
Ruben with his magical mentor Andre Thierry and David Hidalgo (LOS LOBOS) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeCYGcTgsJI
BAND: Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-Evolution
LOCATION: Harmony House, 58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580
DATE: Sunday October 18th
TIME: 4:15PM - Zydeco dance lesson / 5:00PM to 8:00PM – Performance
TICKETS: $12 in advance (available at stores listed below) $15 day of show / $10 - student with valid ID
- The Bop Shop - 1460 Monroe Ave, Brighton
- Stutzman’s Guitar Center - 4405 West Ridge Rd, Greece
- The Music Store - 18 E. Main St, Webster
- Out of town? Send check payable to “RCZN” with a SASE to “Bruce Handelman / 175 Greenaway Road / Rochester NY 14610”
INFO: (585) 727-4119 / www.rochesterzydeco.com
Ruben Moreno - A proud young Tejano-Creole artist from Houston Texas. Hot. Sizzlin. Locked down dance groove. Ruben has started his very own “Zydeco Re-Evolution” and is sharing it with the world. Ruben’s been immersed in music his WHOLE life, Tejano & Creole Zydeco. Father’s lineage, rich with Grammy Winning Tejano artists. Mother’s lineage … Creole had the gravitational pull that drew him up on stage, age of 10, playing scrubboard with his Uncle Leroy Thomas. Ruben was ensnared, by age 15 he hit the road playing professionally with his Uncle Leroy, CJ Chenier and finally Andre Thierry, his musical idol and mentor in San Fran Bay area. Ruben never looked back, Ruben knew his destiny. On stage playing Zydeco – balancing fundamental respect for the traditional sounds and dance grooves … with a willingness to take Zydeco in fresh directions absorbing rhythmic and melodic edges from the cultures and generations he’s immersed in. Come to the Harmony House on October 18 and get swept up in the “Zydeco Re-Evolution”!!
In Ruben’s own words:
“I know my beliefs and ideas are quite different from other Zydeco artists but change is something you can’t get away from. It’s only a matter of time before Zydeco music and Creole culture will be used to reach other people, to bring up issues that we face nowadays in this country and in this world. That’s what I want to do; I want to use this music. I idolize Martin Luther King Jr., Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix because they were activists of peace, who used the tools they were good at, whether it was the church, poetry, or music, to speak positive words. I know I can use my own tools, too: I can use my accordion, my band, my music, my words, and my form of art to do what they did, advocate for a world of positive change.”
“This is the birth of Zydeco Re-Evolution, the evolution of a culture and music ... I’ve come a long way and there’s no turning back now. I’m going to keep going and keep pushing myself to be the best I can be because I know life is going to get better. Change is inevitable and all we can do is change right along with it. Don’t doubt yourself that you can be the best because it is all up to you, your life is how you wish it to be, don’t let yourself down.”
“Peace, Love, and Honky Tonk!”
Ruben Moreno – VIDEOS
@ The Blue Moon Saloon – “What You Come To Do” - www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3VrT9nzipQ
@ Blue Moon, Austin, TX – “Turn on your Love Light” - www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqc6dRZXRhc
@ Long Beach Crawfish Festival 2013 – “Marie Marie” - www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4pLLVrmurw
Ruben Moreno - Everybody's Havin' Fun - www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS1AeJMR8Hw
Ruben Moreno - Bye Bye Mon Neg - www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3ZGpLM1xh4
Ruben Moreno - Houston Zydeco Medley - www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtS3Jy2SKe4
@ The Blue Moon Saloon – "You and I" - www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_J_9Escdkc