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Cha Wa at Ogden After Hours
/// May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy,” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture.
Spyboy digs deep into the sound of New Orleans culture and gives it a modern twist. The disc’s largely original material takes advantage of the band’s new horn section to highlight the musician’s personal ties to the street music of their hometown. “We wanted to take the roots of what we love about New Orleans brass band music and Mardi Gras Indian music, and then voice it in our own way,” says the group’s drummer and founder, Joe Gelini. “Spyboy” was produced by Galactic’s Ben Ellman and features special guests Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (The Wild Magnolias, HBO’s Treme), Nigel Hall (Lettuce,Nth Power), and Danica Hart. Purchase Tickets