Cha Wa

Cha Wa band portraits taken on February 19, 2018, in New Orleans, LA. © Erika Goldring.
July 25, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Metrotech Center | Brooklyn, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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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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