Zydeco Music is a unique form of musical expression that originated in rural southwest Louisiana. Locally known as "la la" music, Zydeco music was formed and forged in a time best forgotten--a time when African-Americans had to struggle in the fields from sunup to sundown as sharecroppers so that their children might reap a better life.

It was these backbreaking hard times that help to define one of the most vibrant and successful musical traditions in the world. The phrase "Zydeco sont pas sale'" means "The snapbeans are not Salty" in Creole French, and the music draws upon French, Creole, West African, Cajun, Caribbean, and R & B musical traditions. Zydeco Music is characterized by the use of the accordion, spoons, scrubboard, fiddle and triangle.

--from ZydecoOnline.com--
Opelousas Louisiana is the birth place of Zydeco music.

I love to dance to that red hot, foot stompin' Zydeco music!
by zydecoguru March 29, 2009
A form of good-time, R&B music that originated with the Creole people of southern Louisiana. Basically a fusion of traditional Cajun music with blues. Signature instruments are an accordion and a metal washboard stroked with a spoon for percussion. A zydeco song that went mainstream is "(Don't Mess With) My Toot Toot" by Rockin' Sidney. Eric Clapton's "Willie And The Hand Jive" (written by Johnny Otis) has a zydeco beat.
Clifton Chenier was "The King of Zydeco."

Laissez le bon temps roulez! (Let the good times roll!)
by themigster October 5, 2005
Dance music enjoyed by those of questionable geneology from the deep south of the U.S. Incorporating accordion,banjo etc.Often the precursor to drunken family "Fun" resulting in dodgy offspring.
"Maw,we gawnah do dah zydeco tonight,mmm"
by twexl October 28, 2005
"wow whats this zydeco song???"

"its queen ida and it's absolute shithouse...."
by specky January 21, 2005
traditional creole music of Southern Louisiana...literally means "greenbean"
That Zydeco music is WAY too loud!!!
by Klaatuu August 16, 2006