|THURSDAY||6:00 – 7:30 PM||DJ Kuti|
|THURSDAY||7:30 – 10:00 PM||Gladney|
|FRIDAY||6:00 – 7:00 PM||ÌFÉ DJ Set|
|FRIDAY||7:00 – 7:30 PM||Fashion Show by KAYIE (VanShawn Branch) and AFRI MODISTE (Renée Johnson)|
|FRIDAY||7:30 – 9:00 PM||ÌFÉ|
|SATURDAY||6:00 – 7:30 PM||Wino Willy|
|SATURDAY||7:30 – 9:00 PM||Water Seed|
|SUNDAY||6:15 – 7:15 PM||Charm Taylor|
|SUNDAY||7:25 – 7:55 PM||Fashion Show by KAYIE (VanShawn Branch) and AFRI MODISTE (Renée Johnson)|
|SUNDAY||8:00 – 8:50 PM||Saint Amethyst|
|SUNDAY||9:00 – 10:00 PM||Lil Jodeci|
Gladney, GRAMMY-nominated multi-instrumentalist and composer, is one of the foremost creatives in New Orleans and a leading contemporary exponent of the saxophone.
A 6th-generation lower 9th Ward native, Gladney has performed and traveled professionally since the age of 12. A wealth of musical experience and depth of understanding, and an infectious spirit make Gladney a must-see performer.
Kuti is a DJ, producer & graphic designer from New Orleans. To Kuti, music is communal, and the people, connections and visuals fuel the groove while she, as the curator, drives the ship. She is also 1/2 of the production duo Khromethesia.
Influenced by OG dance music, Afrodiasporic rhythms + soul, take a stroll with her through all-time funk faves, classic boogie and global ear candy.
Producer and percussionist ÌFÉ‘s futuristic live electronic music project blends elements of Afro-Cuban folklore and Yoruban religious music with the bass driven sounds of modern day Jamaican Dancehall, Trap and Afro-Beat.
ÌFÉ’s 2017 debut album “IIII+IIII” revolutionized the way electronic music was conceived and performed, seamlessly combining the intricacies of Afro-Caribbean percussion and song with the power of modern electronica played in real time.
Currently residing in New Orleans, where he frequently performs live, Willy’s diverse sound is informed by his upbringing and eclectic creative process. His production credits include Mach-Hommy, Your Old Droog, Tha God Fahim, Pro Dillinger, Ty Farris, Daniel Son, Obijuan, Rahiem Supreme, Black Josh, Sonnyjim, Lee Scott, and Raz Fresco.
Water Seed is a New Orleans-based Future Funk band founded by drummer, composer, and vocalist Lou Hill. The core lineup includes keyboardist & vocalist Jentleman Sharp and flutist & vocalist Cinese Love.
Water Seed’s music has a contemporary fusion edge that incorporates elements of pop, R & B, hip-hop, electronic music, and rock. The band’s live shows are renowned for their high energy and infectious spirit, with each member bringing their own unique style and personality to the stage.
Creator of EVOLUTION, She is the Future, and The Road Within, Charm Taylor is a transformative multidisciplinary artist, songwriter, curator, culture-keeper, and change-maker. From soul to hip-hop, Charm’s music is genre defying and her dynamic performances are charged with ancestral memory, deep feminine strength, and vulnerability, which is also evident in her bold visual creations and installations meditating on pathways to liberation.
Born and raised in New Orleans’ 17th Ward and granddaughter of iconic bassist George Porter, Jr. (The Meters), Saint Amethyst has been on a musical journey since before birth. Her ancestral lineage is one with direct ties to the city’s role as the birthplace of America’s musical diaspora.