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2014 Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival

DATE
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:00am


Bamboula 2000 at Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival 2013. Photo by Melanie Merz.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation celebrates the music and culture of the African diaspora at the seventh annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, March 22-23, in Armstrong Park. This free event celebrates the cultural diversity of New Orleans and the melting pot of traditions that gave rise to our unique music. We feature the music and dance of Africa, the Caribbean, the American Gulf South and beyond in this two-day, family-friendly festival.

Music Schedule for Saturday, March 22:

11:00 am to 11:40 am     Latin Drum Circle - bring your drum and join in
11:40 am to 12:00 pm     Bombazo Dance Co.
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm     Zion Trinity
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm      Culu & N'Kafu Traditional African Dance
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm        Buku Broux
2:00 pm to 2:15 pm        Tekrema Dance Theater
2:15 pm to 3:15 pm        Los Caballeros del Son
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm        Kokanko Sata
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm        Boukman Eksperyans from Haiti
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm        Battle of the Mardi Gras Indians
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm        Red Baraat

Music Schedule for Sunday, March 23:

11:00 am to 11:40 am     African Drum Circle – bring your drum and join in
11:40 am to 12:00 pm     Bombazo Dance Co.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm      Bamboula 2000
1:00 pm to 1:15 pm        N'Fungola Sibo Dance Theater
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm        NationBeat plus Cha Wa
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm        Kokanko Sata from Mali
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm        Kumbuka African Dance Ensemble
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm        CLASS GOT BRASS contest of student brass bands and Trombone Shorty Horn Give-Away
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm        Hot 8 Brass Band
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm        3D Na’Tee
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 pm      Dee-1
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm        DJ Mannie Fresh with special guests

Click here for more information about the festival.

VENUE

Armstrong Park
Louis Armstrong Park
901 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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