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Cha Wa

 
 
Thu, Jul 25, 2019
  • 12PM
 
 
LOCATION:

MetroTech Commons
304 Bridge St (Brooklyn)

 
RUN TIME: 2hrs
 
 
 
 
 
Free
 
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“a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist”
—Popmatters

The spirit of New Orleans comes to MetroTech with the infectious funk sounds and elaborate costumes of Cha Wa. This Grammy-nominated brass band honors the legendary Mardi Gras Indians while building off their vibrant cultural roots, bridging the gap between NOLA street culture and modern R&B. “The term 'Cha Wa' basically means 'We're coming for you',” said drummer Joe Gelini. “It’s a Mardi Gras Indian chant […] It’s sort of our rallying cry; it’s how we get our heads in the game on stage, like weapons blazing."

 
 
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