Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Creole for Kidz & the History of Zydeco



Date: October 19, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Hoke Theatre

Cost: $5

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Creole for Kidz & the History of Zydeco
Recommended for Grades 3-6
Running Time: 55 minutes
Curriculum Connections: History, Geography, Louisiana history, Social Studies, Music, Cultural Identity


Creole for Kidz & the History of Zydeco is centered on the history and evolution of this unique American roots music genre. Zydeco is the traditional music of the black and mixed race, French speaking Creoles of south Louisiana. The two primary instruments in Zydeco are the accordion (diatonic-button & chromatic-key) and the Zydeco Rubboard or frottoir (French for friction strip). Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience will take you on a multicultural tour of the world as this musical language includes many diverse styles. This audience-interactive informance combines the infections Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Zydeco with information about Creole heritage and history that has helped to define the cultural identity of Louisiana. Students will gain appreciation for and an increased knowledge of an important southern black music tradition. Simien, now a two time GRAMMY award winning artist who has toured the world, always knew his history and cultural identity. He owns it and takes great pride in his heritage.  http://www.terrancesimien.com

To take advantage of the study guide for this event, please visit:
Creole for Kidz Study Guide.pdf 7.31.17