Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. at American Tobacco Campus


American Tobacco Campus
300 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC

Date & Time

September 11, 2024 — September 11, 2024
6:30 pm — 9:00 pm EST

From gospel to salsa, blues to zydeco, discover the roots and routes of American music at American Tobacco Campus as we celebrate 30 years of Music Maker Foundation!

Sir Reginald Masters Dural (Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. or “Sir Reg”) is the son of Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr., an accordionist who founded the Grammy Award-winning Ils Sont Parti Band and became one of the few zydeco artists to achieve mainstream success. Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. has followed in his father’s footsteps and now leads the Ils Sont Parti Band as their accordion frontman. Created by black musicians in rural southwest Louisiana in the early 1800s, zydeco attests to the resilience and vitality of the Creole community. Listen for hints of African, French, Spanish, Caribbean, and indigenous American traditions in this musical melting pot.