Coming this Saturday night (March 22) to the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival in Armstrong Park: Brooklyn's Red Baraat and their exhilarating blend of North Indian Bhangra rhythms with jazz, brass, funk, hip-hop, and more.
Strange things happen when marching bands come indoors. We're used to seeing them outdoors and on the move. Here's a different look at a Roots of Music, performing in what amounts to the orchestra pit.
On September 18, 1994, the annual Farm Aid benefit concert was held in New Orleans at the Super Dome. The line up included, amongst others, Willie Nelson, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Spin Doctors, Kris Kristofferson, and the Neville Brothers.
It's about to start happening! This time lapse video shows the Fair Grounds being transformed from a humble horse racing venue into the home of our favorite festival. It's shot from the grandstand, with the Economy Hall Tent location in the foreground, and shows about half the infield.
Don't worry, that title's ironic! Just thought y'all might like to spend a little bit of your post-Fat Tuesday lethargy with this short video introduction to the Louisiana crawfish harvest... 'Tis the season, afterall.
Here's a singular take on a Carnival classic: a special 2009 arrangement of "Go to the Mardi Gras", by Wendell Brunious, accompanied by French jazz pianist Thierry Ollé's trio. Recorded in Périgueux (SW France), Brunious sings, whistles, and plays cowbell.