Pretty, Pretty and So Much More Exhibition Opening

This Saturday, February 1, 3:00-5:00pm our Congo Kids will perform in an excerpt of ‘Maroon Messengers Calling’ with Young Guardians of the Flame & CK director/ “Mommy Queen”, Cherice Harrison-Nelson during the opening of ‘Pretty, Pretty and so much more’ at The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center located at 1205 N. Rampart.⠀ This event is family friendly, free and open to the public.

2019 Best of the Beat Positive Vibrations HeartBeat Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year's Best of the Beat Positive Vibrations HeartBeat Award Recipients- Margie Perez (musician) and Clarence "Delco" Dalcour (culture bearer)! Marige Perez contributes in many ways to the NOLA music community. She is a multitalented and multifaceted singer- songwriter specializing in a versatile blend of Blues, Pop, New Orleans Funk, and Latin music. In addition to leading her on bands, she is co-leader of a band, Muevelo, a Latin Big Band, that showcases her Cuban roots and hosts monthly shows that include free dance lessons before the performance at Ace Hotel. She is the featured singer in the house band for "Spotlight New Orleans with John Calhoun". She also lends

Positive Vibrations HeartBeat Award (Culture Bearer): Clarence “Delco” Dalcour

by Geraldine Wyckoff | Offbeat Magazine Clarence Dalcour, 71, is a soft-spoken man who as Big Chief Delco of the Creole Osceola displays old time Black Indian ways that he acquired through listening and observing the elder chiefs. Chief Delco, whose nickname refers to the Delco battery, became interested in the Indians through his father and uncle who would follow the Yellow Pocahontas gang led by Big Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana. When Dalcour was growing up in Vascoville [in Gentilly] there was only one Mardi Gras Indian in the area, the now-notorious Wildman Rock who roamed dump sites in search of items for his suit. “I remember him from when I was a little boy,” says Dalcour. “He used t

Positive Vibrations HeartBeat Award (Musician): Margie Perez

by Brett Milano | Offbeat Magazine Margie Perez embodies what it means to be a working artist in New Orleans right now: she plays whenever possible, constantly expanding her reach with a variety of bands and collaborations. Originally a songwriter working in a funk-rock vein, she’s branched into Latin and African music, embracing her roots while reflecting her hometown’s musical diversity. Through it she’s maintained the charm and positivity that makes her a joy to see onstage. Continue reading > photo by Noe Cugny

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