The Congo Square African Marketplace is a vibrant artspace alongside the
bombastic Congo Square stage. Featuring different local, national, and
international artists each weekend, the market is a colorful and dynamic
celebration of contemporary craftsmanship and art.
Nestled up in the heart of Jazz Fest lies the Louisiana Folklore Village, a
market displaying handmade crafts consisting of everything from glittery high
heels to traditional boat building. With intricacy and dedication each craft
preserves the unique culture and deep-roote...
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest:
Markeith Tero - Big Chief Trouble of Trouble Nation Mardi Gras Indians
Interview, 12:30 - 1:15 on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, inside the
Davell Crawford, 3:40 - 4:40 on the Congo Square stage...
Dance, baby, dance! This is Jamal, an NoLa native who dances his heart out.
Here he is rockin' out to Papa Grows Funk. The sound quality is not of
typical WWOZ caliber, but Jamal's moves will make you smile! (Yes, this man
can do the splits!)
"We're like a bunch of metal kites up here!"
Dirty Dozen Brass Band member Kirk Joseph and his gang, Tuba Tuba, withstand
the wind at Jazz Fest in his extraordinary seven piece ensemble of
sousaphones and tubas. With a collaboration of some of the best brass players
Pura Fe is a contemporary Native American musician whose music is impossible
to categorize. "People don't know how to market me," Pura told Karen Cristian
today on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, "they have a hard time
putting me in the box, but they decided on Blue...
You've probably heard of a one man band, but have you heard of a one string
Jamaica's own Brushy One String performs original songs on one guitar string
about love, community, and... chickens.
If you missed the One String Wonder today you can catch Brushy at Jazz Fest...
Our food of the day today: Crawfish Monica
Probably the most-lauded of all Jazz Fest Foods was named for inventor Pierre
Hilzim's wife, Monica Davidson.
Fun fact: three U.S. presidents (Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack
Obama) and one pope (John Paul II) have enjoyed...
The Zydeco dancers at Fais Do Do stage are one Jazz Fest guarantee. Rain or
shine, there is always a lively crew kicking up their heels up front,
bouncing, spinning and dipping to the Cajun beats.