Great dance music, and is often closely associated with the blues music that Louisiana is also known for. Any good zydeco performance requires an accordion and a washboard on stage, and you'd be amazed what those instruments can do in the hands of a practiced professional.

Unfortunately, it's a truism that once you've heard one zydeco song, you've pretty much heard them all, so concerts aren't as much fun as you'd like them to be unless the band can branch off into related genres halfway through.

Comes from the phrase "les haricots", which is a shortened form of the mid-20th century song title "Haricots Sont Pas Sale", which means 'the beans* are not salty', which alludes to how rough times were that they didn't have enough money to put salt on their beans.

* The beans referred to are snap beans

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