Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band

Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm
American Tobacco Campus

“Stylistically, Buckwheat follows in his father’s footsteps…his sturdy, soul-inflected vocals bear an uncanny resemblance.”


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 fusion. 

Since 1994, Music Maker Foundation has worked to meet the day-to-day needs of the artists who create traditional American music, ensure their voices are heard, and give all people access to our nation’s hidden musical treasures.

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Visitor Info

These outdoor concerts are free; no registration is needed. Bring a chair, a blanket, and visit Parker & Otis, Boricua Soul, Zweli Ekhaya and Mellow Mushroom and other  Campus restaurants  for drinks and dinner. Alcoholic beverages are allowed ONLY if they have been purchased from an establishment participating in The Bullpen Social District; all other alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. The stage is located under the iconic Lucky Strike water tower, and the closest parking is at the South Parking Deck at ATC

Concerts are weather permitting, with notice of cancellation announced at dukearts.org and via Duke Arts social media accounts on the day of the event.

The 2024 Duke Arts at American Tobacco series features free live concerts every Wednesday in September at American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham. This year’s concerts celebrate the roots of American music in celebration of 30 years of Music Maker Foundation.

The series is from Duke Arts Presents in partnership with American Tobacco Campus.

  • Wed, Sep 11, 2024 at 6:30pm
Estimated Run Time
90 minutes

American Tobacco Campus
300 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701



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