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Cha Wa
Funk ‘N Feathers

Cha Wa

FEB 6–9 | The Big Easy Blowout

Feb 08 - Feb 09, 2020
Joe Henderson Lab
SatFeb 8

Dance Floor Show

7:00 PM

$35

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SatFeb 8

Dance Floor Show

8:30 PM

$35

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SunFeb 9

Dance Floor Show

6:00 PM

$25

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SunFeb 9

Dance Floor Show

7:30 PM

$25

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Please note: This is a Dance Floor/standing show.

Combining the thumping sousaphone bass beats and interlocking riffs of a New Orleans brass band with the rituals, moves and garb of a Mardi Gras Indian troupe, Cha Wa brings a blast of soul straight from out of New Orleans. Powered by the vocals of J’Wan Boudreaux, the ensemble burst out of Louisiana with the 2016 debut album Funk ‘N’ Feathers. The project put a contemporary spin on the traditional Mardi Gras anthems that J’Wan grew up singing in the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe alongside his legendary grandfather, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.

Founded by the sought-after New Orleans drummer Joe Gelini, who’s worked widely with The Wild Magnolias and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Cha Wa made a major statement with 2018’s GRAMMY Award-nominated follow up Spyboy. Produced by Galactic’s Ben Ellman, the album celebrates the enduring power of the Mardi Gras Indians, a tradition born in the late 1800s when African-American men first marched in Native American dress for carnival. Various tribes have created dozens of chants and songs over the decades and Cha Wa adds a blazing jolt of celebratory energy to the tradition.

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Various tribes have created dozens of chants and songs over the decades and Cha Wa adds a blazing jolt of celebratory energy to the tradition.

A grand gumbo of singing, chanting, intoxicating rhythms, and some deep funk grooves that are simply impossible to resist.

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A grand gumbo of singing, chanting, intoxicating rhythms, and some deep funk grooves that are simply impossible to resist.

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