THE CONGO SQUARE PRESERVATION SOCIETY AND BAMBOULA 2000 LAUNCH TWO-DAY MUSICAL CELEBRATION AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Several bands and community organizations including Zion Trinity – Spirit of the Orishas, Ben Hunter, the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame and others join to aid in the preservation of the historic Congo Square in New Orleans
Congo Square Preservation Society and Bamboula Productions are pleased to announce the Congo Square Preservation Society Celebration - a two-day musical, drumming and community-wide membership drive, on Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8pm at the historic Carver Theatre, 2101 Orleans Avenue & Sunday, August 10, 2014, 3pm-5pm at the historic Congo Square, in Louis Armstrong Park. The celebration and membership drive features Bamboula 2000, Zion Trinity-Spirit of the Orishas, Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame featuring Flag Boy Slim, Ben Hunter, Rev. Dwight Webster - Pastor, Christian Unity Baptist Church, Avalanche JA Self Defense and Combat School, N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company and the Congo Square Drum & Dance Circle. The event on Sunday, August 10th at Congo Square event also kicks-off the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week. Since its formation in 1989, the Congo Square Preservation Society (formerly known as the Congo Square Foundation) has been the major community-based organization leading the preservation of the historic Congo Square.
Tickets to the Carver Theatre celebration on Saturday, August 9 are $25 and include (1) complimentary Individual Level membership to the Congo Square Preservation Society. The other membership levels include a Family Level for $50.00, which includes (2) tickets to the event and an Organization Level for $100.00, which includes (4) tickets to the event. Tickets and memberships are available by calling the Congo Square Preservation Society at (504)495-0463. The event at Congo Square is free and open to the public.