Happy Birthday, Terrance Simien


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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

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


 
 Posted by Seán Collins on 3 Sept 2013
 

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.

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