Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival

Congo Square Fest Call For Artists

Dec 3, 2012
Jazz & Heritage Foundation

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is taking online applications from artists and crafters for the arts market at the upcoming Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, which takes place March 23-24 in Armstrong Park. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1 for artists and craft-makers to participate in the arts market at the sixth annual Congo Square festival.

The event takes place in Armstrong Park and will feature a mix of talent representing the African diaspora, the Caribbean and the Gulf South.

In this week's complete episode we'll visit a school in the Recovery School District, profile the conductor of the LPO, and chat about a festival uniting the African and Latin cultural influences of New Orleans.

From the Congo to Cuba, from Brazil to Basin Street and New Orleans "bounce," the universal drum will beat in Armstrong Park on March 24 and 25, when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the fifth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Scott Aiges of the NOJ&HF about the festival.