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New Orleans Gets (Even More) International

We already know that New Orleans is one of the few true American melting pots of international origins–probably because it’s a very old port city. That very aspect of the Crescent City is what keeps people coming back to visit over and over again. But the folks at Social Renaissance and World Swirl Productions have [...]

Galactic, Carnivale Electricos (Anti- Records)

On Carnivale Electricos, Galactic delivers exactly what the title promises. The funk band turns its attention to Carnival music, and electricity is central to every track. Carnival in New Orleans, Rio and Cajun Country may rely on acoustic instruments, but like From the Corner to the Block and Ya-Ka-May, Carnivale Electricos is the product of [...]

New Carnival Music from Galactic

Galactic has finished a new album, Carnivale Electricos which puts a new spin on the Carnival record by musically addressing not only Mardi Gras but Carnival in Brazil. This time around, the large stable of musical guests includes Louisiana artists Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Big Chief Juan Pardo, Corey Henry, John Michael Rouchell, Maggie Koerner, [...]