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Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

The Spanos will be rocking with a bayou beat! For 35 years, two-time Grammy Award-winning artist Terrance Simien has been shattering the myths of what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is... and is not. Leading his skilled Zydeco Experience band, Simien has shared studio and stage with the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Los Lobos, Robert Palmer and Paul Simon to name a few. With his music featured in multiple major studio film scores, Simien is especially proud of his collaboration with Disney on their historical film, The Princess and the Frog, which introduced Disney’s first black princess. The movie also features zydeco and Creole culture and has become a valuable tool in Simien's K-12 educational outreach program, which he’ll be sharing during visits with local schools here on the Central Coast!

“A Zydeco master … his voice yearning like Jimmy Cliff and Sam Cooke, Simien shows cross-over class."
– Rolling Stone Magazine

Show Sponsors

Roy & Linda Rawlings, KCBX 90.1 FM, Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts, Popolo Catering

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