12th Annual Congo Square Rhythms Festival

Data News Weekly Edited Report

Mardi Gras Indians, African dance, dance, brass bands, luscious jazz, soul-funk, Garifuna music from Honduras and West African highlife highlighted the 12th annual Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation March 30-31 in Armstrong Park. Celebrating the New Orleans traditions that spring from the African diaspora, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival brought a joyful noise to the spot that those in the know consider the birthplace of American music. At the festivals, music fans got a chance to experience the fan-favorite Mardi Gras Indian “battle,” multiple African dance troupes, the 8th annual Class Got Brass challenge, and more.

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