Sean Ardoin – Kreole Rock and Soul (Louisiana Red Hot Records/Zydekool Records, 2018)
Although accordion virtuoso and vocalist Sean Ardoin comes from a well-known Creole musician family in Louisiana, his new album Kreole Rock and Soul takes the music beyond traditional Zydeco roots music to a fascinating new realm.
Sean Ardoin grew up immersed in Creole tradition, but he also listened to all types of music, from Earth Wind and Fire and Kiss to Fishbone and Bob Marley. He injects fiery rock, irresistible funk, engaging pop and soul hooks, reggae and remarkable accordion solos.
This successful, modernized form of Creole music features all lyrics in English to reach a wider audience.
Kreole Rock and Soul preserves the family tradition while at the same time takes Creole music to a new level, making it highly attractive to new audiences.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.