February 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall
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One of the most noted young talents to emerge in Cajun or Creole music in the past few years, Grammy-nominated Cedric Watson is a vocalist, accordionist, and songwriter of seemingly unlimited potential.
He grew up surrounded by the sounds of blues, old soul, country, and Zydeco. Considered “refreshingly new and joyously old school all at the same time,” Watson continues to explore the roots of Louisiana's Creole music with his own band, Bijou Creole. In his repertoire comprising a variety of Zydeco styles, original material, and Creole traditional tunes, the polyrhythmic and syncopated sounds of Africa and the Caribbean are unmistakable.
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