Daily Archives: 3 September 2013

Happy Birthday, Terrance Simien

Posted by Seán Collins on 3 Sept 2013
Grammy Award-winning Zydeco artist Terrance Simien performing at the Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport, La in May. photo: Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau/Flickr

Today’s the birthday of a champion of zydeco, Terrance Simien, born 3 September 1965, in Mallet, La.

His recording, Live! Worldwide, was the first to win a Grammy award (2008) in the Best Zydeco or Cajun Music album category.

Here’s a cut — “Zydeco Boogaloo” — from that album.
Zydeco Boogaloo/T. Simien

The Creole for Kidz program, which Simien founded, has raised awareness of Creole music throughout the world.