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.
The “Resurrection” Symphony, written in 1894 by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), is one of the monumental choral/orchestral works of the late 19th century. In a cantata version by William R. Memmott, John Calvin Presbyterian Church will present this masterpiece on Palm Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. The Choir and soloists will be accompanied by a professional orchestra. The church is located at 4201 Transcontinental Drive in Metairie.
In addition to the professional orchestra, Jan Cox will be featured on piano and organ with soloists Sandy Cranfill (soprano), Sharon Fortin (soprano), Kelly Frost (contralto) and David I. J. Bloom (tenor). Memmott has extracted melodic material from the first movement to create a setting of the famous “I know that my Redeemer liveth” section of the book of Job for tenor. Also, James R. Memmott, William’s brother and retired minister and actor from New Jersey, will be performing monologues from Archibald Macleish’s play, “J. B.” as interludes for the cantata.
ERNIE K-DOE: THE R&B EMPEROR OF NEW ORLEANS - DISCUSSION AND MUSIC CENTERED ON THE BOOK
Author and drummer Ben Sandmel will discuss his critically acclaimed book Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans in a conversation with Sarah R. Doerries, editor of the Historic New Orleans Collection’s Louisiana Musicians Biography Series. Sandmel will then perform in a musical tribute to Ernie K-Doe, featuring renditions of “Mother-In-Law,” “A Certain Girl,” and other K-Doe classics led by two of the Emperor’s long-time bandstand buddies, singer Tommy Singleton and guitarist Ernie Vincent.
New Orleans pianist/composer Phil Melancon and some of New Orleans’ most beloved chanteuses will pay tribute to the music of Harold Arlen and Burt Bacharach. The music comes with the incredible lyrics of Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg, and Hal David. Also included will be a song with lyrics by Truman Capote.
Composer and musician Paul Sanchez will perform songs from the musical adaptation of Dan Baum’s The New York Times best seller Nine Lives, alongside singers Arsene DeLay, Debbie Davis and Vance Vaucresson. Adapted with the help of lyricist Colman deKay, the album catalogues the experiences of “The Nine” from the landfall of Hurricane Betsy in 1965 up to 2005, and features more than 100 musicians from New Orleans. Sanchez maintains that the musical’s central character is the city itself. “Forty years in the life of this beautiful character named New Orleans. Because life is what happens between the storms.”
The Revolution Social Aid & Pleasure Club
Sunday March 24, 2013
Starts @ 1:00 P.M.
START: Armstrong Park…Out Basin St. to Orleans Avenue STOP: 2025 Orleans Ave @ Baby's Snack Shop…. Continue down Orleans Ave. to Broad St STOP:Orleans Ave. and Broad St. (Keep'N'It Real)… Right on Broad STOP: 1683 N. Broad St. (Joe Blakk Income Tax)…. 30 MINUTES
Proceed down Broad St. to A.P. Tureaud St…. Take a right STOP:2222 A.P. Tureaud St. (Dumaine St. Gang)
Continue down A.P. Tureaud St. to St. Bernard Ave.
Take a left on St. Bernard Ave. to Claiborne Ave.
Take a right on Claiborne Ave. to Kerlerec St…. Take a left
Make a U-turn back up on Claiborne Ave. STOP: 1476 N. Claiborne Ave. (Jazzy Touch Beauty Salon)
Make a right on Columbus St. to Rampart St.
Take a left on Rampart St to St. Bernard Ave. (Make a left) STOP: 1139 St. Bernard Ave. Walker's Downtown Grill (Sidewalk Steppers)
Proceed down St. Bernard Ave to Claiborne Ave. STOP: Hunter's Field (Old and Nu Style Fella's)
Continue out St. Bernard Ave. to N. Miro Disband at Seal's Class Act
Founder: Joe Black
Vice President: Teck'Al Grand Marshall: Rodney Love
THE REVOLUTION QUEEN 2013:
TAMIKA (NOONIE) JANUARY
First Maid: Priscilla (Pooch) Franklin Second Maid: Daphne Hammond Maids:
Dayana Foster, Lunnada January, Carryawna January, Janterell Guillory Dukes:
Emanuel January, Terrance January
We would like to thank God for allowing us to parade another year!!!!!!!
Thanks also goes out to Norman Dixon Foundation, Kevin Dunn, NOPD, Corresponding S&P Clubs and All of our supporters
Shout out to "SugaSlim & Gold Nugged Jumpers"
KEEP THE PEACE AND STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!!!!!!!!
Revolution Second Line 2012.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee RHRphoto.com
On Sunday, March 24, the New Orleans Concert Band (NOCB) will be performing their annual Mid-Spring concert at UNO’s Performing Arts Center in Recital Hall. The concert will begin at 3pm and is free and open to the general public.