Since 1981, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Terrance Simien, has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is — and is not. Leading his five-piece, highly skilled and well-traveled Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 7,500 concerts, toured millions of miles to more than 45 countries during their eventful career.
Tiempo Libre: On Stage at the Halloran Centre
Three-time GRAMMY®-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands today. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs, festival stages, and dance venues, Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring an irresistible, exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities, and seductive Latin rhythms.
The band has appeared around the globe and has been featured on television shows including The Tonight Show and Dancing with the Stars. Its members have been on a 14-year mission to share their Afro-Caribbean heritage with as wide an audience as possible, reinterpreting and reinvigorating music born from the meeting of their musical origins with their new American experience.