The Congo Square Rhythms Festival returns this weekend, March 21-22. The festival takes places at Congo Square inside Armstrong Park and is free to enter. Congo Square Fest highlights the music and dance of Africa, the Caribbean, the American Gulf South and beyond, along with a large arts market and local food vendors with the food of Africa, the Caribbean, and New Orleans.
Led by singer/poet Tarriona Ball, Tank and the Bangas play Sunday, March 22 at the Congo Square New World Rhythm Festival. Here, they perform "Crazy" (with a couple brief interview segments) live at the Joy Theater in 2014, part of the "This Is NOLA" concert series. Word to the wise, this is not a Patsy Cline cover.
An Andy J Forest original song performed by Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, and shot in 2013 at the Crescent City Boxing Gym at 3101 Erato St in Central City. With Andy J Forest on vocals & harmonica, Washboard Chaz, and St. Louis Slim on guitar.
Here's a video selection of some of the artists who performed in the WWOZ Studio during the Spring Membership Drive. Note that the videos below are what was streamed live at higher resolution and include conversations with WWOZ hosts and other Membership Drive-related talk.