Jazz Fest Cubes Out Wednesday & Haiti Celebration Info

2011 - Cubes out 3/30 around Noon

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival organizers have announced that they will be releasing the schedule cubes with set times for all stages around noon on Wednesday morning at a press conference that will be attended by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Additionally, festival organizers will be providing more information about the celebration of Haitian music and culture that is going to be a unique feature of this year’s festival. Jazz Fest 2011 will reportedly play host to the largest celebration of Haitian culture in the U.S. since the devastating earthquake in January of last year and such icons of Haitian music and culture including Wyclef Jean, Tabou Combo, RAM, Boukman Eksperyans, Emeline Michel, Djakout #1, DJA-Rara and Ti-Coca & Wanga Négès are slated to perform at various times throughout the weekend. Also, notable to add that Arcade Fire member Régine Chassagne is the daughter of Haitian emigrants and the band raised over $1 million in proceeds last year to benefit the recovery.

A few Haiti-dedicated and related songs —

Tabou Combo – Tabou Mania (Live in France)

RAM – Simbi (Music Video from 1992)

Arcade Fire – Haiti

We Are the World 25 For Haiti

Jay-Z, Rihanna, The Edge and Bono – Haiti Mon Amour

March 29, 2011 |  by  |  Festivals, Jazz Fest, News
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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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