Apr 20 | Friday
Orpheum Theatre
Through music, song and dance New Orleans "Voices of Congo Square" is a vibrant enactment of Chief Shaka Zulu's lecture held at Golden Feather Gallery in New Orleans, on the history of the New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians (aka the "Black Masking Indians").

The production tells the story of the people and their influence on a place called Congo Square
in New Orleans; emphasizing where they came from and what their lifestyles were like prior to being enslaved by the French, Spanish and British. Voices of Congo Square will finally share the unique culture and dances of the indigenous people of New Orleans and all those who arrived from Africa, Haiti and other Caribbean Islands to shape the current day Black Carnival Traditions of New Orleans.
About Voices of Congo Square
With Support from the New Orleans Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy, the New Orleans Chapter of Better Family Life will present New Orleans Voices of Congo Square. One of only a few African-American events presented as part of the City's official Tricentennial programming, the production will be held at the Orpheum Theater on April 20, 2018 at 8PMduring the Tricentennial International Weekend. This performance will serve as the inaugural kick-off to the Voices of Congo Square international tour. Previous versions of Voices have been performed at Dillard University in New Orleans (2015) and The Sun Theater in St. Louis, MO (2016).

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