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11-Sep-2020

Zydeco and Blues Workshop & Concert with Bruce Sunpie Barnes - USA

Bruce BarnesVideo: Bruce Sunpie Barnes at the 2016 Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival

A Zydeco & Blues workshop and concert with Bruce Sunpie Barnes (from New Orleans) will be held online on October 5th, 6th, 11th & 12th organised by Not Just Oompah!

The concert (October 5th) is free, but Virtual Tips are appreciated, and go to support the artist. The cost for the workshop (October 6th, 11th & 12th) is US$65 per person which includes all materials delivered by email.

The workshops will include:
Melody and Bass Rhythmic Elements
Creole Two-Steps, One-Step, Blues Shuffles and Waltz
How to create a Syncopated Dance-able Sound
Bass Button Patterns
Technique for playing Zydeco in Any Key
Sing at least One Song in Louisiana Creole

All workshops and Meet and Greet will be recorded for later viewing by participants who miss the presentation due to conflicts in scheduling.

Sunpie learned to play the accordion from some of the best Zydeco pioneers in Louisiana, including Gernest Arceneaux, John Delafose, and Clayton Sampy. Along with his musical group "Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots" he performed at festivals and concerts across the US and around the globe. He has 7 critically acclaimed CDs with his compositions currently featured in 16 Hollywood film productions.

For further information email: shirleyJ@Vjeverica.com
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