Jason waved the smoke from his eyes as he and Aliya entered Cleo’s Crawdad House to the sound of zydeco music. The band members played the accordion, electric guitar, and keyboard with a heavy emphasis on R&B, blues, and soul music. A light-skinned woman wearing heavy eye makeup, black leggings, and a black sheer see-through blouse sang lyrics in Cajun-French.
“Wow! Jason, I’ve never heard music like this before,” Aliya said.
Jason laughed. “I understand very little, Cajun.” He looked around the mixed group of people dancing to the music. Neither Jason nor Aliya understood the lyrics, but they enjoyed the catchy beat with lots of forward drive.
Jason found a table and ordered two crab sandwiches. Cleophas gave orders to his wait staff, serving drinks and food. Mostly men leaned against the bar drinking beer, listening to the music, and watching the ladies. The place was packed.
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If you’d like to hear some zydeco music, check out this video below.