Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
Originally broadcast at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, August 21, 2022.
Chautauqua will celebrate the beginning of a week that explores the vibrant tapestry of folk music and culture with Nathan Williams, Dennis Paul Williams, Allen Williams, Djuan Francis and Clifford Alexander. The music of The Zydeco Cha-Chas is the expression of a remarkable South Louisiana family, and has been heard from Louisiana to Lincoln Center and The Grand Ole Opry. Nathan Williams was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and has since been honored with the Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Cha-Chas are keepers of the Zydeco flame, committed to keeping their Creole heritage alive.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.