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Recording Academy responds to thepassing of Buckwheat Zydeco

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The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Buckwheat ZydecoSept. 22, 2016

Buckwheat Zydeco embodied a genre and represented a community with his signature playing style that brought distinctly creole zydeco music to fans across the globe. Buckwheat played both for and with legends, performing at both Clinton inaugurations, touring with Eric Clapton, and collaborating with a seemingly endless list of artists over his 40-plus year career. He won an Emmy for his work in TV and a GRAMMY® in the genre he helped define. The world lost a music heavyweight today. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy