Zydeco party in Louisiana, USA
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Louisiana's Creole cowboys: Celebrating the zydeco tradition

Zydeco is the country music of Louisiana. Played predominantly on accordion and rub-board, it is a fast-paced music genre rooted in the Creole communities.

Although zydeco's reach has become international - there are still many Creole musical traditions largely unknown to outsiders.

The celebration begins as people take their horses for trail rides in the countryside, then arrive at a zydeco party.

The BBC talks to some of the riders and dancers.

Photofilm by Gwendolen von Einsiedel

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