Dare County Arts Council is partnering with Dare County Schools and The Bryan Cultural Series to bring Creole for Kidz, a music residency featuring two-time Grammy Award winning musician Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience to Dare County Schools this fall. The residency is comprised of hands-on music performances at Dare County Schools.

The Creole For Kidz! residency featuring Terrance Simien will be at Dare County Schools on the dates listed below:

 

  • Wednesday, October 24- Kitty Hawk Elementary School at 8:45am with Kitty Hawk Elementary School students in attendance

  • Wednesday, October 24- First Flight High School at 1pm with First Flight Elementary, Middle and High School students in attendance

  • Thursday, October 25- Cape Hatteras Secondary School at 10:45am with Cape Hatteras Secondary and Elementary School students in attendance

  • Thursday, October 25- First Flight High School at 5pm. This is a FREE community event! Free tickets can be secured here

  • Friday, October 26- Nags Head Elementary School at 8:45am with Nags Head Elementary School students in attendance

  • Friday, October 26- Manteo High School at 1pm with Manteo Elementary, Middle and High School students in attendance.

Creole for Kidz!

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Created in 2000, Creole for Kidz & the History of Zydeco is a high-quality multicultural performing arts program centered on the history and evolution of the unique American roots music genre known as Zydeco.

The goal of Simien’s residency is to foster a love of American roots music in the students of Dare County and to provide educational tools for them to think critically about music performance.

 

Creole for Kidz begins with students getting a hands-on, informative lesson about music appreciation and history, American history, social studies, and geography.

 

The program concludes with Simien and The Zydeco Experience band delivering a fun, energetic performance. The live performance includes students singing along with the band when they perform “Gonna Take You There,” which was featured on the soundtrack of Disney’s “Princess & The Frog” movie.

Organizations and businesses interested in helping underwrite this residency can contact Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com. 

The Outer Banks Community Foundation, The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series, Dare County Schools, Dare Education Foundation, Outer Banks Hospital, North Banks Rotary, Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Mustang Outreach Program, Camp-Younts Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, SouthArts, National Endowment for the Arts and Dare County Arts Council are all working together to ensure Dare County students get to experience the high-quality multicultural performing arts program called Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco. 

For more information, about Creole for Kidz, click here.

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