DONALD HARRISON CONGO SQUARE NATION
13 & over
Donald Harrison is being called one of the most important musicians of the new millennium by CBS Sunday Morning. A list of his accomplishments shows that he has developed into a musical category unto himself. In the classic jazz genre, he is the originator of the Nouveau Swing style which merges acoustic swing with modern R&B, second-line, hip-hop, Mardi Gras Indian and reggae rhythms. A graduate of the jazz academy that was drum legend Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Harrison's Congo Square Nation preserves the legacy of black New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians. In this special performance, Harrison and his group bring rituals, call and response chants, and drumming of Congo Square to Snug's stage in a spectacular feast for the senses.