On March 24 and 25, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the fifth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. 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. Check it out + related events!
Live Cajun and Zydeco music ‘down the bayou’ comes to Nicholls State University in Thibodaux the weekend of March 16-18. It may be St. Patrick’s Day celebrations elsewhere, but in in LaFouche Parish the Cajuns are getting together for a real stomp with some of the stalwarts of South Louisiana music.
Does your middle or high school have a “brass band”? If not, could you put one together quickly? It could be worth your while. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will donate instruments to the top three schools that compete in a new program called “Class Got Brass? A Louisiana School Brass Band Competition.”
Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place. During this program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920s, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer, and then continue on into the 30s and 40s where they grew into more distinctive forms.
Louisiana Music Factory celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, February 25th. The record store that has become a destination for music lovers from New Orleans and around the world hosted six hours of in-store performances to a full house of fans.
St. Anna’s Episcopal Church Presents
A Night of Soulful Sound
Saturday, February 25th 7pm
St Anna’s Episcopal Church
1313 Esplanade Ave New Orleans The Promised Land Players
Uplifting Spirituals from the African-American Folk Tradition The Tremé Chorus
Gina Forsyth’s album, Promised Land, released locally in December and nationally in February has been hitting the top of the charts. A notable achievement, the title song from the CD reached #1 on the Folk DJ list for January and the CD ended the month at #3. Come out and see Gina on the 17th!