The celebration of Caribbean, Cajun and New Orleans Carnival will feature RAM, the drum-roots-driven powerhouse band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. RAM will be joined by The Vermilionaires, Cha Wa, The Original Pinettes Brass Band, and The Roots of Music.

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RAM, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

RAM’s ancient, folkloric polyrhythms intertwine harmoniously with rock guitar riffs and swinging Caribbean keyboard melodies. They have been performing all over the world for more than 26 years. 

 VERMILIONAIRES Vermilionaires is the Cajun dancehall offshoot of brothers and founders of Lost Bayou Ramblers, Andre and Louis Michot .

VERMILIONAIRES
Vermilionaires is the Cajun dancehall offshoot of brothers and founders of Lost Bayou Ramblers, Andre and Louis Michot.

 ORIGINAL PINETTES BRASS BAND The Original Pinettes Brass Band is a powerhouse all-female brass band. Hailing from New Orleans, this local 7-piece band has played contemporary brass music all around the world.

ORIGINAL PINETTES BRASS BAND
The Original Pinettes Brass Band is a powerhouse all-female brass band. Hailing from New Orleans, this local 7-piece band has played contemporary brass music all around the world.

 CHA WA Cha Wa, the iconic Mardi Gras Indian funk band, is known for combining two of New Orleans’ best traditions: Mardi Gras Indians & street level funk music.

CHA WA
Cha Wa, the iconic Mardi Gras Indian funk band, is known for combining two of New Orleans’ best traditions: Mardi Gras Indians & street level funk music.

 THE ROOTS OF MUSIC Roots of Music empowers New Orleans youth through music education, academic support, and mentorship, while preserving and promoting the unique musical heritage of our city.

THE ROOTS OF MUSIC
Roots of Music empowers New Orleans youth through music education, academic support, and mentorship, while preserving and promoting the unique musical heritage of our city.