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Zydeco’s rural origins and its use of the accordion may explain why this style is categorized by some as folk or country, but I’d bet that its mostly African-American practitioners would cite a closer kinship to R&B. Take Chris Ardoin and Double Clutchin’. On Lick It Up!, the 15-year-old accordionist’s combo crafts a sound that accentuates the funky kick of the bass drum as much as its squeezebox-and-rubboard-generated riffs. On “Good Times,” Ardoin croons soulfully, and on “G’eed Up” this descendant of accordionist Bois-Sec Ardoin quotes not from his grandfather but George Clinton. Beginner’s dance workshop at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. at Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. (301) 309-0895. (SK)