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Terrance Simien


For over 30 years, two-time GRAMMY award winning 8th generation Louisiana Creole artist Terrance Simien has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 7,000 concerts and toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career. In 2009, Disney released The Princess and the Frog, set in the city of New Orleans and featuring their first black princess, and history was made. Simien is the featured guest artist on Gonna Take You There, a zydeco-flavored song penned by Randy Newman and recorded by Simien and Newman in Los Angeles in late 2007. The song was inspired by Simien’s music and became a favorite track for children everywhere!

Performing Arts Type

  • Music