CUBA TO CONGO SQUARE THROWDOWN II
Bamboula 2000 is deeply rooted in the soul of Congo Square in New Orleans. This exciting music and dance experience formed 22 years ago in 1994 has become beloved in New Orleans and beyond. Bamboula 2000’s music is influenced by New Orleans, the Caribbean and Africa. The group has won the prestigious Big Easy Award for Best World Music group three times and has been nominated 8 times. In addition, Bamboula 2000 reaches thousands of children annually through their Imagination Tour dance and drum workshops.
On the new release, “Up From Congo Square”, Bamboula 2000 integrates a modern soul sound with African, Caribbean and Jazz influences. World music percussionist, Luther Gray, leads the group. He has performed all over the world with Bamboula 2000 and The Guardians of the Flame Mardi Gras Indians. Bamboula 2000 has toured Mexico,Louisiana, Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia & Florida. In addition, Luther has toured with the Guardians of the Flame Mardi Gras Indians to such international locations as Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, United Arab Emirates, France, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago, Honduras, & Guatemala. He has also toured Ghana, Benin & South Africa.
Multi-media artistt David D'Omni joins Bamboula 2000 for a one night collaboration and multi-media performance direct from Cuba. New Orleans' own Alexey Marti by way of Havana, Cuba and New Orleans R&B legend Deacon John Moore also join the all-star lineup.
More details and tickets to be announced soon.
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