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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)July 17, 2002

(Mahwah) – Zydeco-A-Go-Go, a five-piece dance band specializing in zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans rhythm and blues and vintage Louisiana rock and roll, will perform their bayou rhythms Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m. in the Commerce Bank Summer Concert Series at Ramapo College of New Jersey. The concert will be held outdoors at the Band Shell.

Powered by a pumping accordion, the rhythm of a washboard plus drums, bass and guitar, the music will carry you off to a Louisiana roadhouse dance floor, complete with humidity, dust and smoke, the aroma of a pot of gumbo cookin’ and folks laughin’ and carryin’ on,” says Peter Eshelman, accordion-player and vocalist. During a short break, there will be a lesson in Zydeco and Cajun dance steps for anyone interested.

The concert is free; there is a $5 charge for parking. For more information or to join the Friends of Ramapo, call (201) 684-7115.

In addition to Commerce Bank, the series is sponsored by the Friends of Ramapo, the Ramapo College Alumni Association and McBride Agency, Realtors.

Bring your lawn chair, a carload of family and friends, and picnic under the stars.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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