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Zydeco performer shot during Louisiana music festival

A third-generation zydeco performer was shot on Friday night during a music festival in Colfax, La.

Chris Ardoin, slated as one of the Friday headliners for the Zydeco Bike Fest at the Louisiana Mudfest venue, was struck in the back by a bullet that stopped near his ribs, his wife wrote on Facebook.

Zydeco is a music genre that has evolved in the southern Louisiana region, which is an amalgamation of Louisiana French accordion music and Afro-Caribbean beats, according to a Louisiana travel site. 

“Yes, unfortunately tonight he did get shot in the back on his right side while on

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