“Spanning over two days, the fundraising efforts allow for better fulfillment of our mission that ‘Together We Can Do Something Great’,” states Hogs for the Cause Co-Founder Rene Louapre, who expects crowds as large as 30,000. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Hogs for the Cause website (www.hogsforthecause.org) beginning Friday, January 18 at 4:30pm, CST.
The purpose of Hogs for the Cause is to provide aid and relief of those variable expenses and economic burdens which families face while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Currently, Hogs For The Cause operates as the premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States and has given grants to over 40 families in need. For more information about Hogs for the Cause visit www.hogsforthecause.org.
From the Congo to Cuba, from Brazil to Basin Street and New Orleans "bounce," the universal drum will return to Armstrong Park on March 23 and 24, when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the sixth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival.
Saturday Music Lineup:
11:00 am: African Drum Circle
12:00 am: Moyuba
1:00 pm: Tribute to Alfred "Uganda" Roberts
2:00 pm: N'Kafu African Dance
2:15 pm: Alexey Marti
3:15 pm: Mardi Gras Indian Battle
4:00 pm: Africa Brass with OTRA
5:45 pm: N'Fungola Sibo African Dance
6:00 pm: Pedrito Martinez
Sunday Music Lineup:
11:00 am: Latin Drum Circle
1:00 pm: Third Eye Theater Dance
1:15 pm: Bamboula 2000
2:15 pm: Tekrema Dance Theater
2:30 pm: Kumbuka African Dance Collective
3:00 pm: CLASS GOT BRASS battle of the school brass bands
4:30 pm: Stooges Brass Band with special guests
6:00 pm: Red Baraat
The Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival is the premier world-music event in New Orleans. Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Louisiana, the festival showcases the influences from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America that combined in the Crescent City to make New Orleans a melting pot of world culture.
This year the second annual Class Got Brass Competion (a chance for Louisiana middle & high school bands to win up to $30,000 worth of spoils in instruments for their classrooms!) will take place during the fest, while the Tom Dent Lecture Symposium will happen on April 4.
With two stages of music and dance, plus a huge arts market, food vendors and beverages and a social services community center, the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival is more than just an event. It's a true community celebration.
-New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
Interactivo onstage at Congo Square Festival 2012.
Photo by RHRPhoto.com.
Performances will feature
New Orleans musical royalty:
Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, and Ellis Marsalis!
Also featured: The Roland Guerin All-Star Band, Dr. Michael White, David Torkanowsky, Detroit Brook, Ed "Peculator" Perkins, Donald Evans, Derek Douget, Michael Ward, Victor “Red” Atkins', Troy Davis, Ingrid Lucia, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band, and many other surprise performances!
“Wess Anderson's playing contains the essence of soul and that's why we call him the “ WarmDaddy.”
Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson is a former member of Wynton Marsalis' septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He has been a tremendous contributor to the music world as a performer, composer, spokesperson, educator, and humanitarian. He is currently recovering in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For more information on Wessell, along with his biography, please see the recent article written by WWOZ show host Jelly Roll Justice.
All contributions will be used to assist Wess and his family, during this period of rehabilitation. 100% of the donations are tax deductable. If you are interested in donating, please address your check to “The Jazz Foundation of America” and write “Wessell Anderson” on the memo line.
Online donations can be made at the Jazz Foundation of America website. To ensure that Wess receives your online donation, please write “Wessell Anderson” as the person you are honoring.
Bring The Houseman Home - Benefit Show For Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet Galactic featuring Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet Dirty Dozen Brass Band The Revivalists John Gros and June Yamagishi from Papa Grows Funk And more special guests.