Congo Square

Feat. the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Yacub Addy and Odadaa! European Premiere

10 July 2012 / 19:30

£15 - 35

subject to availability
 sold out

A jubilant, swinging and powerful celebration of the historic Congo Square site in New Orleans - the only location in America where African slaves were allowed to perform music from their motherland - and where the roots of American music were first established.

Wynton Marsalis and Ghanaian drum master Yacub Addy co-wrote this ground-breaking composition, a profound blend of traditional and creative African percussion and song with jazz forms from New Orleans to swing.  It debuted in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans in the spring of 2006 before a wildly enthusiastic audience in Congo Square - presented as a gift to help with the spiritual revival of the Crescent City.

Congo Square - Premiere

Congo Square - Montreal Jazz Festival (trailer)

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Part of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Part of London 2012 Festival
Part of Summer Music 2012

Produced by the Barbican

Part of London 2012 Festival

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