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What: The Music Box Roving Village: City Park Presented by The Helis Foundation
Conductor: William Parker. Featured Musicians: Quintron, Tarriona Tank Ball (Tank and The Bangas), Leyla McCalla, Rob Cambre, Marion Tortorich (Sweet Crude), Cooper Moore and more.
When: April 3rd & 4th 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm), 9pm (Doors open at 8:15pm)
Where: City Park- Old East Golf Course. Turn left off Wisner onto Harrison Ave. Village 100 ft. further on left.
How Much: $15 (Limited Number of Tickets available at Door)
New Orleans Airlift’s is proud to announce “The Music Box Roving Village: City Park Presented by The Helis Foundation” featuring interactive kinetic musical structures. Musical houses will take up residence for weeks at a time throughout 2015 in unexpected sites around New Orleans to host performances, artist talks, educational workshops and free interactive hours where members of the public can play the musical houses. The first residency, “The Music Box Roving Village: City Park Presented by The Helis Foundation”, will open to the public from April 3-May 10, 2015 in City Park, New Orleans.
The first orchestral concert will introduce local audiences to New York City’s William Parker, a “monumental pillar of the free jazz community”, who will compose and conduct the Roving Village Orchestra on April 3rd & 4th . Featured musicians for this Roving Village Orchestra include swamp-pop legend Quintron, celebrated Haitian-American singer songwriter Leyla McCalla, Music Box veteran Rob Cambre, Marion Tortorich of up and coming local band Sweet Crude and Cooper Moore, another venerable jazz master from New York, Glenn Barbaro of Egg Yolk Jubilee, the powerful vocalist Tank of Tank and the Bangas, Cooper Moore, another jazz master from New York, New Orleans Bounce DJ Rusty Lazer and high priestess of aliens and the Internet, Labanna Babalon.
High concept and nontraditional as it may be, (The Music Box) has found a place in the long history of New Orleans music. The Music Box's central idea — that music is something in which you can live — turns out to be the fundamental tenet of the city where it has thrived, and which it's inspired. -NPR, Ann Powers
The musical houses were built in 2014 by artists: Swoon (Brooklyn), Darryl Reeves (New Orleans), Andrew Schrock (New Orleans), Delaney Martin (New Orleans), Klass Hubener (Berlin),Taylor Lee Shepherd (New Orleans), Michael Glenboski (New Orleans), Ross Harmon (New Orleans), Frank Pahl (Detroit), Matthew Ostrowski (Brooklyn), Rick Snow (New Orleans), Lindsey Karty (Seattle), Nina Nichols (New Orleans) Jonah Emerson-Bell (Brooklyn) Rainger Pinney (Brooklyn) George Long (Atlanta) and Justin Rabideau (Atlanta).
For more information, check out our website: www.neworleansairlift.org
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New Orleans Airlift
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