Celebrating 60 Years
Friday, February 16, 2018 ♦ 8:30 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
The Global Dance Party series offers an exciting opportunity to experiment with dance styles from around the globe. Each evening will feature a dance class followed by two hours of music from live bands or DJs in our Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall.
The Cajun Vagabonds play traditional Cajun and Zydeco music with an occasional rock, funk, or swing classic. The band generates the perfect mix of dance-oriented music for dances, festivals, parties, and other event where people want to enjoy a dance groove. High energy and spontaneity are distinctive features of a Cajun Vagabond performance.
The band began when two precocious ten-year old musician friends and one dad performed at a house party. In typical Cajun style, all the furniture was removed from the largest room in the house, the band found its groove, and the whole house rocked on its foundations as enthusiastic guests danced for hours. The band has continued to play regularly for events and celebrations where people get up and dance.
In following years, the young band continued mastering their instruments and exploring the sources of music they love. All members of the group are actively involved writing and performing music in several other bands but remain committed to keeping traditional Cajun and Zydeco dance music alive.