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Thread #39590   Message #1619541
Posted By: Azizi
03-Dec-05 - 07:48 PM
Thread Name: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Subject: RE: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Somewhat off topic:

At one time I had an uptempo Zydeco song on my telephone answering machine. Zydeco music {an important part of African American
New Orleans culture} features the accordian.

One time a supervisor from my former place of employment called me and left a message on my answering machine. He prefaced his message by saying that he really liked the polka music I had recorded on the machine.

After he said that, I listened to some polka music-though I had to hunt some up :0)

and I was surprised to hear how my supervisor could have mistaken that Zydeco song for a polka.

Does anyone here who knows Zydeco music and polka music think there are similarities between these two types of music?

Disclaimer: I AM NOT saying that Zydeco music has any German origins.