thu22jun7:00 pmCHA WAOn sale to the public May 11.

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New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the energy of the city’s street culture. “My People,” the band’s follow up to their Grammy-nominated album “Spyboy,” feels like pure joy, a distillation of generations of New Orleans expression. But it also never fails to remind us how hard-won that joy was and still is: not least in the tense, funky and explosive title track, with its declaration “My people, we’re still here.”

The clattering, hollering song of Mardi Gras Indians on the move is primal and powerful. There’s a feeling that you’re somehow witnessing a deeper, stronger spirit breaking through the structures that govern city life, and the only thing more arresting than the sound is the sight of it: the Indians wear towering, elaborate suits that require months’ worth of work, topped with billowing ostrich plumes in riotous colors and festooned with painstakingly hand-beaded patches and panels that glitter in the sun or under streetlights.

On sale to the public May 11.

*Donors of $500 or more to the 2023 Strings Annual Fund are granted early ticket access.

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(Thursday) 7:00 pm(GMT-06:00)


Strings Music Pavilion

950 Strings Road


Starts at $25

Strings Music Pavilion950 Strings Road

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