1. Short get to know each other group interaction, introductions, Q&A 2. In depth historical background of Congo Square/Armstrong Park as we walk thru the park focusing on New Orleans AfroCaribbean heritage, its influence on jazz, brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians.etc. and how AfroCaribbean drum and dance are still a big part of present day New Orleans culture. Having studied West African culture for 20+ years, spent time in Mali, West Africa, and in the Caribbean from 2015-2017, I can bring a unique perspective to this experience. 3. African drum demonstration, illustrating how the African drum rhythm is the basis for much of New Orleans music. This is not a drum class or drum circle. 4. Cool down, with Q&A on the groups experience, and suggestions for cultural events, concerts, etc. going on in the city.
Musician, composer, educator, founder/director AfricaNOLA/CaribNola, & performance ensembles Africa Brass, Kora Konnection, African/Zydeco Revue,etc. Mr. Klein’s many years of African & Caribbean drumming has taken him to festivals worldwide,where he shared the stage with many talented local and international artists. Additionally, Mr. Klein has shared his love for African & Caribbean music with the youth of Louisiana, Mali, Trinidad/Tobago, & Philippines through AfricaNola’s educational programs.
AfricaNola with nonprofit fiscal agent National Performance Network
AfricaNola's mission is to preserve and share the cultural connections between West Africa, the Caribbean, and New Orleans which have been richly intertwined in our cities heritage for the past 300 years. Since our inception in 2007 we have organized multiple festivals, workshops, classes,etc. & have performed throughout the region at festivals, nite clubs, schools,and community centers.
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Cultural guide with drums
Louis Armstrong Park Just outside the french quarter, home of the Mahalia Jackson Theater and Municipal Auditorium. Many historical statues and sculptures including Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, and many more. Congo Square A sacred space within Armstrong Park, Congo Square was first home to Native Americans of the region and then the main gathering space for enslaved Africans to play drums, sing, dance and share their culture.
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