Cha Wa

Friday, July 26, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Carnegie Hall Citywide brings Cha Wa’s high voltage music fuses fat funky beats with New Orleans-style brass and Mardi Gras Indian spectacle to the park. Lead singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s gritty vocals are steeped in the Crescent City’s legendary Mardi Gras tradition where African-American men march in Native American dress inspiring a vibrant street music. While Cha Wa honors the tradition with pulse-quickening and foot stomping rhythms, they also add a socially conscious element with songs addressing injustice. You’ll move to their intoxicating groove and imagine yourself part of a jubilant New Orleans second line parade.

Check out the Picnic Performances page to see the full summer lineup and plan your visit!

Part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide program.

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