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