JuJu Fest Coming To New Orleans During Jazz Fest

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The inaugural JuJu Fest will celebrate West African music in the U.S. during the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. JuJu Fest will feature Pirate’s Choice, Toubab Krewe, Benyoro, Raja Kassis’ humanBEING and many special guests from both the U.S. and West Africa including Yacouba Sissoko, Khris Royal, Morcoumba Gueye, Magatte Fall, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Morgan Price and Weedie Braimah.

Toubab Krewe’s Luke Quaranta has curated the lineup for JuJu Fest which will take place at venues around New Orleans between April 24 and May 6. Quaranta’s Pirate’s Choice all-star supergroup will perform at a number of JuJu Fest shows and Toubab Krewe itself will also headline two nights including a “Toubab Krewe Orchestra” concert featuring an extended version of the band. Nth Power percussionist Weedie Braimah’s birthday bash will be held at Maison on April 29 as part of JuJu Fest.

JuJu Fest 2015

4/24 -Pirate’s Choice @ 30-90 Degrees
4/25 -Mande at Midnite @ Chickie Wah Wah (Pirate’s Choice with Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate)
4/26 -Pirate’s Choice @ Blue Nile Balcony Room (feat. guests Eric Bloom, Khris Royal & Morgan Price)
4/27 -Mande at Midnite @ Chickie Wah Wah (Pirate’s Choice w/ Magatte Fall, Morgan Price, Eric Benny Bloom, Justin Kimmel, Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate)
4/29 -Weedie Braimah’s Bday Bash @ Maison (Derrick Freeman’s Smokers World with Pirate’s Choice, Khris Royal Trio, Free Weed Drum Solo feat. Terrence Houston and special guests)
4/30 -Toubab Krewe @ Blue Nile Balcony Room
5/1 -Toubab Krewe Orchestra @ Publiq House (feat. Toubab Krewe with Benyoro, Raja Kassis’ humanBEING and special guests Weedie Braimah, Yacouba Sissoko, Morcoumba Gueye, Magatte Fall and Papa Diouf)
5/2 -Mande at Midnite @ Chickie Wah Wah (feat. Raja Kassis’ humanBEING, Benyoro and special Mande acoustic performance feat. Yacouba Sissoko, Morcoumba Gueye, Magatte Fall, Papa Diouf, Andy Algire, Patrice Blanchard, Justin Perkins, Drew Heller, Sam Dickey, Raja Kassis and Luke Quaranta) 5/3 -Pirate’s Choice Spectacle @ Blue Nile Balcony Room (feat. members of Toubab Krewe, Raja Kassis’ humanBEING and Benyoro)
5/6 -Pirate’s Choice Orchestra @ The Maple Leaf Bar