New Orleans Jazz Fest

zydeco

To start my postings on the Studio 1482 one-drawing-a-day blogsite, I’ve put up one of the drawings I made at the New Orleans Jazz Fest in 2005. Our magazine, Go Do It, features my photo essay from New Orleans in the first issue (see it HERE) but the drawings I made there have been waiting their turn to be seen! This drawing was made at the zydeco tent at the festival. Zydeco is a type of Louisiana music that incorporates Blues, Cajun music, West African music, Caribbean music, French melodies…it’s a big stew of all the music I like! And people dance like crazy to it – all over the fields during Jazz Fest. The spirit is funky and fun…I had a funky fun time drawing this one, that’s for sure! I’ll be posting more of these drawings over the next few weeks, would love to hear your response  – Veronica Lawlor, Studio 1482.

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  1. Maureen

    Zydeco dancing is some serious stuff, next time you are in New Orleans, go to the Rock and Bowl on a Thursday night, that is zydeco night, a lot of the dancers are extremely skilled, but you don’t have to be to have a good time!

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