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Chapel Hill
Buckwheat Zydeco
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus—Listening to Buckwheat Zydeco, aka Stanley Dural Jr., is like speeding down Bourbon Street on an airboat. The passing lights from bars, strip clubs, and debauchery at large dizzy and hypnotize. Dural has been hypnotizing crowds for more than 30 years with his party music, and he's showing few signs of slowing his ever-evolving Creole folk beat. Zydeco combines strains of two-step, R&B, rock and Afro-Caribbean—among others—all under the dominating hands of an up-tempo accordion. If Dural lets you take a breath, it's only to bring you to the outskirts of New Orleans and into Louisiana swampland. That's where the dark, earthy, slow-burning passion that underlies all of his music becomes muddy-water clear. Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas open. Get swept up in the moment, and bask in the afterglow of the evening. The only issue you should have is determining how to dance around the seats of Memorial Hall. Pay $10-$65 at 8 p.m. —Andrew Ritchey


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Durham
Home
North Carolina Central Campus—North Carolina playwright Samm-Art Williams' 1975 tour-de-force play, Home, tells the story of Cephus Miles, a black farmer from South Carolina who leaves behind a "land of sand flies and lightning bugs" for the girls, drugs and "subway rolls" of New York City—only to come home again. With shades of Faulkner and Ellison, the play features a stunning lyricism, cycling through the voices of prostitutes, prison guards and a drug dealer with an invisible dog—alongside the memory of Cephus' childhood sweetheart, Pattie Mae Wells. From the "gravelike smell of the rooms that house the displaced faces" in New York to the nature that sings in South Carolina, Home shatters nostalgia and pieces it together again in a haunting, beautiful tapestry. Williams, who wrote the play while living in New York, is now an artist-in-residence at N.C. Central University, where the Durham show runs Oct. 3-12. NCCU professor Karen Dacons-Brock directs, adding Negro spirituals to the musicality of the play, while Stafford Berry Jr. of the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble serves as choreographer. Call 530-5170 for tickets. —Matt Saldaña

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