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Music & Dance
Extensive Award Winning Cajun/Zydeco site for Information,
Schedules, Bands & Artists, Writings, World-wide Festivals & Events, Events' Promotions, The ZydE-Zine magazine,
Photos, CZ Humor,
On-line Music, World-Wide Links
Leading the Cajun Zydeco Music & Dance Community
Into The 21st Century
from May 1993 - through November 2006
Please Note that this was a very large WEB site containing well
over 600 WEB pages which took 3 Internet Service Providers to house the volume. In addition, it linked to Cajun
and Zydeco resources all over the globe and, during a large stretch of time, listed thousands of events and festivals
occurring all over the world.
||It also acted as the major source for connection to all world and regional
sources that covered local Cajun and Zydeco music events. Links were provided to multi-hundreds of bands who played
Cajun and Zydeco music throughout the world and featured photo stories for new artist CDs were included in the
REAL CZ area; with over 680 entries.
It was also the home of the highly graphic ZydE-Zine, a twice a month
award winning E-Zine (newsletter), that was distributed directly to ~4000 highly interested subscribers [at no
charge] and, after a period, made available to all Internet readers.
||Hundreds of sample Cajun and Zydeco music snippets performed by a multitude
of music groups could be heard via this site. A large area of writings concerning music, dance, culture, history,
personalities, humor, and the area were available to the fans. This area also included text and diagramed dance
techniques and instructions on various Cajun and Zydeco dance steps.
It presented valuable information for major world-wide Cajun/Zydeco
festivals and events, such as Mardi Gras in Cajun Country, International festivals and a multitude of CONUS happenings
as well as links to other sites that provided regional details.
||There were also large areas of photo displays highlighting events happening
world-wide. One of the other popular areas was the event promotions that included detailed global CZ happenings
allowing event givers and promoters to target readership encouraging distance travel to "destination events."
-- Gary Hayman
ZYDE-MAGIC WEB SITE
CHANGE OF E-MAIL ADDRESS
Letter to all:
Many thanks to all the over 1,439,000 who
have visited the ZydE-Magic Cajun and Zydeco Music and Dance WEB site and the multi-thousands of subscribers to
The ZydE-Zine, past and present.
I am closing most of the ZydE-Magic website and halting the publication
of The ZydE-Zine.
|I've enjoyed the experience of producing the
WEB site and e-magazine over the past 14 plus years and have treasured meeting the thousands of people, world-wide,
who enjoy the Cajun and Zydeco style of music and the dancing.
What started out, way back in 1993, as just a local Cajun/Zydeco schedule listing for the Washington D.C. area
when I was the Director of Arts and Entertainment for CapAccess (one of the first public free Internet access --
located at George Washington University in D.C. which later ('95) became part of the WETA Public Broadcasting (PBS/NPR)
for Greater Washington) quickly mushroomed into a separate WEB site of my own with almost 600 individual WEB pages
and a popular large FREE e-magazine [ The
ZydE-Zine ] with international
appeal. I have taken on these projects as a volunteer and public service effort throughout these many years.
During my extensive CZ travel in the United States, Canada, Europe, teaching Zydeco on both coasts and some major
points in between, instructing in 5 foreign countries, and ten years teaching Zydeco dancing onboard the Zydeco
Cruise in the Caribbean; attending events, festivals and clubs for Cajun and Zydeco music and dancing,
It has been a little over a year since I retired from publishing The
ZydE-Zine and I have received hundreds of e-mails telling me how much
people have missed their twice monthly e-zine. They commented about the International Cajun/Zydeco news, schedules,
articles, features and particularly enjoyed the multitude of photos, graphics and sounds that their twice monthly
publication contained. They continue to ask if anything similar exists and unfortunately I have to tell them --
No. There are a group of local e-mail newsletters that are providing excellent service to various areas of the
country and some great local CZ web sites -- but nothing of the nature of scope of The ZydE-Zine.
So -- I am encouraging someone else to keep the idea of an attractive, useful
and widely distributed International CZ magazine style publication alive and kicking. If you need it, I can supply
you with assisting ideas and some hints based upon my 13 years experience so you don't have to re-invent the wheel.
In the meantime, I am attempting to get back issues of The ZydE-Zine posted on the Internet. It is an horrendous project as URL pointers have changed and my
available web space in greatly diminished as I have left two Internet Service Providers who housed most of the
former web site and The ZydE-Zine.
I will start with the year 2006 and work backwards. Look for it on this web site in the near future.
-- Gary Hayman
Dec 12, 2007
I have made many important friendships that I will cherish -- and have experienced countless enjoyable dances.
I am moving on now to some other interesting objectives. I will also be spending more time with volunteer public
service with other local, national and international endeavors and will be involved in another national WEB site
project of high interest -- but of a different theme.
I have ended my long association several of my Internet providers "Erols.com" in the middle of December
2006 and another, "Homestead.com" in February 2007 and request that you change my e-mail address in your
records or address books from:
in case you may want to maintain contact.
I also have a few secondary active e-mail accounts at which you can reach me:
ALSO -- GARY HAYMAN AT:
IS ZYDECO MUSIC?
ZYDECO MUSIC 101
VIDEO SAMPLINGS OF POPULAR ZYDECO ARTISTS AND BANDS
Quick Look At Two Of The Above
15 Second Zydeco Sampler
Sesame Street Zydeco
ZYDECO DEMOS, DANCING, & BASIC INSTRUCTION VIDEOS
HOW TO DANCE ZYDECO
Instructions for Beginners and Novices
GARY TEACHING ZYDECO
AROUND THE WORLD
ZYDECO MYSTERY SONG
Each week I'll send
you a Zydeco song from a Mystery
The next week it is revealed.
Can you guess who it is?
Or if not, just listen to some good Zydeco music,
some of which you've never heard before.
[Project going strong
since November 2008]
REMAINING WEB SITE AREAS
The NEW ZydE-Magic WEB site at:
[ THIS IS WHERE
YOU ARE AT NOW ]
|THE ZYDE-ZINE - CAJUN ZYDECO MAGAZINE
||The ZydE-Zine - Leading continuous Cajun Zydeco Music & Dance publication for 13 years. Back issues
of The ZydE-Zine 1996-2006 are still available
for your review. This area often used by writers doing CZ research and individuals gaining knowledge about the
genre. (some graphics may now be missing)
[Some may first have to press
and hold CTRL while clicking link]
The Last ZydE-Zine was published on: September 8, 2006
The direct Zyde-Zine
link will no longer work, however
some cache pages, articles and Table of Contents from 1996 to 2006 [http://users.erols.com/ghayman/articles.htm]
are still on the Internet and can be found with a Google or Bing search. Last update before termination of my original
ISP was October 26, 2006.
If searching -- try using keywords "zydeco
erols ghayman" in your search box.
|SPECIAL PHOTO STORY DISPLAYS
Displays - a variety of various photo displays on the Internet that have a
Cajun Zydeco interest and of personal travel.
It was nice providing for your Cajun and Zydeco Music and Dance interest.
And, as I always say --
"Take care and keep on dancing!"
Thanks for coming -- see ya on the dance floor -- somewhere.
(November 23, 2006)
(Latest Rev: May 26, 2010)
The ZydE-Zine and ZydE-Magic WEB site
No charges of any kind; No donations asked or accepted;
No commercial ads; No pop-up ads; No button ads;
No banner ads; No side ads; No frame ads; No pass-through revenue clicks;
No paid endorsements; No sponsored links; Protected e-mail subscriber list.
This entire project including the ZydE-Magic WEB site and The ZydE-Zine, their conception,
development, execution, and maintenance has been a philanthropic public service endeavor
on the part of Gary Hayman in support of the Cajun/Zydeco Music and Dance community
-- world wide -- and has been continuous for the past 15 years.
WEB Master - Gary Hayman
All material and organization of material is copyright
© 1993-2010 by Gary Hayman, All rights reserved.
THIS SITE HAS BEEN ONE OF THE
- Some of the photos and graphics that appear while navigating the ZydE-Magic WEB site or while
reading The ZydE-Zine
reach your screen via public links and are NOT housed on the various servers used by this site. These items may,
in time, not appear due to change of location, renaming, deletion of page or deactivations. Please report outages
and broken links.
- Contributors of articles also own copyrights.
- None of my personal writings are designed to pass the Oprah Validity Testing Group Truth Certification
- The ZydE-Magic Cajun and Zydeco "main" WEB page no longer exists and has been replaced
by this short version that allows links to some selected areas
- Requests for permissions to republished any part of this private collection should be addressed
to Gary Hayman