Clifton Chenier, the Grammy-winning "King of Zydeco" music, was born June 25, 1925, near Opelousas, Louisiana. 2025 marks the 100th anniversary of Clifton Chenier’s birth. The ZHPS is spearheading a fundraising effort to honor and recognize the centennial birth of Clifton Chenier by commissioning the design, construction and placement of a bronze statue for the late "King of Zydeco" music.
You can make a difference and honor Clifton Chenier by donating today to Zydeco Historical and Preservation Society, Inc.
The Zydeco Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. (ZHPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, understanding, and development of Zydeco music, history, and culture as well as rural Creole culture of Southwest Louisiana and Texas. The ZHPS was established in 2000 in Opelousas, Louisiana by citizens concerned about the loss of irreplaceable segments of Zydeco Music and Creole heritage, including structures, oral and musical traditions and memories. For More Info, visit www.ZHPS.org.