If Cities Could Dance

Zydeco in Houston: Black Cowboys, Trail Rides & Creole Roots

Season 3 Episode 6 | 5m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

In Houston, Zydeco brings joy. In this episode, we explore Zydeco’s deep roots in Creole culture and music. Once known as La-la, it became Zydeco in Houston with Clifton Chenier’s rise, the ‘King of Zydeco’. Zydeco thrives in Houston, reaching a broader audience around trail-riding clubs who dance together. Zydeco has grown popular worldwide, but it still brings communities together in Houston.

Aired: 07/14/20

Rating: NR

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If Cities Could Dance is a local public television program presented by KQED.