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Somebody Scream NY
Bringing Great Louisiana Music to New York Metro Area & Hudson Valley

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Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 - Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe
Dikki Du (Troy Carrier) was born in 1969 in Church Point, Louisiana and discovered his love for zydeco music at the tender age of nine. After school he would get together with his brother Chubby, sister Elaine and father Roy to play Zydeco music. At the age of twelve Troy moved to a little town called "Lawtell", where his father had owned the Offshore Lounge for over fifteen years. Troy played the washboard for Roy Carrier, his father, on local gigs; he then joined forces with the great C.J. Chenier for two years. Troy's brother Chubby Carrier then started a family band and offered Troy a job playing the drums. Troy toured with his brother from the late 80's until the 90's, when he returned home to pick up the accordion. It has now been twelve years that Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe have been on the scene. Dikki Du has incorporated his musical heritage with unique experience to create one of the most innovative zydeco groups around. The krewe captures an audience with one of the best sets around. His original funky and hypnotic zydeco style announces that he has arrived, occupying a spot on par with the best. "Personally the triple row is the sound that I like the best". says Dikki Du. He takes songs from classic zydeco and turns the inside out with fresh and funky renditions driving it to the next level. The krewe’s innovations revitalize zydeco charging it for years to come. Hard driving and relentless is the theme all night. It's just funky as can be. Nice polyrhythmic grooves going around the stage, and on the dance floor. Dikki Du and his krewe come out "smokin" harder and faster in the second set.  The band is one of the best, all stars in their own right; anyway its wonderful time that seems to go to fast.
; Dance Lesson at 5:30 pm; Music from 6-9:30 pm. $22 Donation.





Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 - Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp
Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp, a nationally touring Creole, Cajun, and Zydeco band is on the move to bring the best in Louisiana French music and entertainment to audiences of listeners and dancers across the country. Formed and led by French speaking Cajun/Creole Accordionist and Fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt, Creole Stomp is striving to not only entertain, but also to educate audiences about American French culture and music. Having lived in Louisiana and Quebec, Canada (and still touring in North America and Europe with many Louisiana based Cajun and Creole-Zydeco bands on occasion), Dennis only knows how to play it "downhome" and always has a sound that is fresh and "straight from the bayous and prairies" of southwest Louisiana. The Creole Stomp sound pulls from many influences but is noted for a style similar to the Ardoin Family Band and The Lawtell Playboys. Dennis and Creole Stomp have been seen and heard on radio and television with PBS-TV, WGN-TV, NPR's Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keilor, CNN's "World Beat" on Mardi Gras, and on many stages including the Illinois State Fair, The Louisiana Folklife Festival, the "On the Waterfront" festival in Rockford IL, the St. Louis Soulard Mardi Gras, The Cajun French Music Awards in Lafayette, LA, and The Mamou Cajun Festival in Mamou, LA. The new CD by Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp "Enfin...At Last" was nominated "Best Album" by a Cajun/Creole band based outside of Louisiana by the Cajun French Music Association for the 2003 awards festival in Lafayette, LA. Members of Creole Stomp include Jon Watson on drums, Robert Russell on lead guitar, Jim Willgoose on bass, and Jennifer Hellmuth (the resident French Acadian of Creole Stomp) on Rub-board and Triangle. The mixture of these fantastic and experienced musicians creates a talent gumbo that is almost unstoppable with an ability to play a wide range of Louisiana French music not often heard from strictly Cajun or Zydeco bands. Don't miss hearing a band that plays Creole to the core and often dives into "old school" Zydeco...the only one based north of Eunice LA. ; Dance Lesson at 5:30 pm; Music from 6-9:30 pm. $22 Donation.




Sunday, Dec 3, 2017 - Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys

Jeffery Broussard was a leading member in Zydeco Force, an influential band at the forefront of the nouveau zydeco movement. His accordion and vocals defined this new style of Creole music, incorporating the soulful sounds of R&B into contemporary zydeco music and dance. The son of esteemed accordionist Delton Broussard, young Jeffery began his musical journey on the drums in his father's legendary band, the Lawtell Playboys, who were themselves innovators, adding some R&B and a funkiness to this traditional roots music. During this time, Jeffery was exposed to some of the great Creole fiddle players, including the king of the zydeco fiddle, Calvin Carrière. He has retained those precious melodies and songs he heard at home, at social gatherings and on the bandstand. And with the creation of the Creole Cowboys, and as one of Louisiana's newest Creole fiddle players, he captures the essence of this rich musical heritage.; Dance Lesson at 5:30 pm; Music from 6-9:30 pm. $22 Donation.



Venue information:
Westchester Ballroom
565 North State Rd, Briarcliff, New York
Westchester Ballroom is a 5,000 sq ft dance studio and lounge with competition size, gorgeous maple floating dance floor in the main ballroom and a cozy bar/lounge area
. Beer, wine and soda are available for purchase. You may bring your own snacks but please support the venue and purchase your drinks. Plenty of safe off-street parking.
 Westchester Ballroom Sign

Directions:
   
See Map.

Driving—Minutes from the Taconic State Pkwy or Rt. 9A    
Closest Train stations—Harlem Line: Pleasantville (5mi) Hudson Line: Ossining (5mi)


Contact Info.:
   
For information, contact Laura Rice - LauraRice26@yahoo.com 
or call 914-960-9057 for more info.

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Time and Cost:
   
Time - The standard times are:
   
Friday and Saturday Nights: Dance lesson at 7:30 pm, music from 8-11:30 pm.
   
Sunday Nights: Dance lesson at 5:30 pm, music from 6-9:30 pm.
   
Dances may be other times for special events - check the specific listing above.
   
Cost - The typical donation requested is $20-25 support the band and dance series. Higher donation
may be requested for special events.
Somebody Scream is a not-for-profit dance series that returns as much as possible to the
bands and dance community.

Other Regional and National Events
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We try to support all local Cajun and Zydeco events. If you want to find out more about other local
events in the Northeast as well as East Coast Festivals,
Louisina Mardi Gras, and more, see Arn Burkhoff's site -
   
Arnb.Org — Worldwide Swing, Cajun, Zydeco and Creole music, dance and cultural event information.

Photos from Past Shows:    
Photos from our previous shows are posted at our
Somebody Scream NY Yahoo Group.

Some of the band that we have hosted at our dance series: