Terrance Simien & Creole for Kidz in concert
In 2009, Grammy Award-winning artist Terrance Simien got a call from Disney asking him to collaborate on a song for their first African-American Disney Princess in Princess & the Frog. The animated movie was set in New Orleans and focused on New Orleans music and traditions like gumbo, jazz and zydeco. Since then, Terrance’s young audiences everywhere sing along with him on "Gonna Take You There" from the film.
While they’re enjoying themselves, they don’t realize they’re learning about music appreciation and music history as well as American history, social studies and geography. Terrance also teaches them audience etiquette, all while enjoying a concert created especially for kids and their families centered on a musical genre that’s an important part of our nation’s cultural history.