Music Beyond Borders: Revisit the World with us – Zydeco fun from Louisiana’s multicultural traditions

Although the coronavirus likely prevents us from presenting Music Beyond Borders this summer, we thought you might enjoy revisiting some of the wonderful moments from past performances.

For  10 years, Music Beyond Borders, a collaboration between Morris Arts and Mayo Performing Arts Center has offered this summer series of free outdoor programs of world music and dance….bringing a taste of cultures from six continents to summer lunchtimes on the Morristown Green.

So, let’s take a trip down memory lane and sample some of the past delights of Music Beyond Borders:

The Zydeco Revelators gets the Green hopping. Video credited to The Zydeco Revelators. 

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And here are some PHOTOS from that performance:

June 25, 2019: The Zydeco Revelators.  tNearly 300 folks, old and young and in between,  came out to revel in the great sounds of Louisiana’s Big Easy….The Zydeco Revelators rocked the Green with their lively, “good times” music and kept the “joint jumping”….Who could sit still with such infectiously joyous music?!

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June 25, 2019:  The Zydeco Revelators 
A Jersey band, fronted by singer-accordionist Phil Passantino of Elizabeth, who told the Jersey Journal in 2015 that he fell in love with zydeco on a trip to Louisiana. “We’re go up the streets to a restaurant and see amazing Cajun bands playing and people dancing and we really felt the culture,” he said. “It was something we never experienced before … It’s fun, happy music and makes you want to get up, jump around and dance. The rhythm is infectious!” (fas quoted in

The band features  Phil Passantino (accordion/vocals), Lou Selmi (drums, vocals), Lawrence Ochs (guitar/vocals), Keith Richard Vukan (bass/vocals), as well as Karen Lerman (on rubboard), and delivers hot, Louisiana-inspired dance music, stompin’ cowboy zydeco classics,  a dash of classic rock and jam band with some  sweet Cajun accordion riffs and that cool metal rubboard vest! Get ready to dance up a storm.

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