This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Arts and Culture.
Created over 20 years ago in 2000, Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco is an innovative and high-quality multicultural performing arts program that has reached over 500,000 K-12 and college students, parents, and educators at hundreds of schools, art centers, and festivals around the globe! It has helped inform and engage students, youth, and family audiences in Australia, Mali, Paraguay, Seychelles, Dominican Republic, Russia, Ukraine, and all over the United States and Canada. Simien entertains and helps raise the cultural IQ of his youth, student, and family audiences. He has led the charge to educate student audiences at residencies all over the country about Creole culture and zydeco and to inspire students everywhere to gain a greater appreciation for and become more knowledgeable about Black Roots Music.
Run Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum Themes: Communication and Language Arts, Music, and Dance.