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Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco

February 12 - 13, 2018 Des Moines Civic Center

School Performances | Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience (United States)

Want some foot-stomping fun?  In this interactive performance designed especially for kids, Grammy Award-winner Terrance Simien entertains and educates about the Creole culture of south Louisiana through spirited Zydeco music. Give your students an unforgettable multicultural experience as they explore Zydeco’s unique fusion of African, French, Spanish, and Native American musical styles.

Performances coincide with 2018 Mardi Gras festivities! 

Social Studies
21st Century Skills


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  • Tickets on-sale May 8, 2017
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Social Studies
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