New Orleans 300: Creole Contradanzas

Experience: New Orleans 300: Creole Contradanzas at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave in the Quarter. In honor of the New Orleans Tricentennial, the Birdfoot Festival dives deep into the music and irresistible rhythms that traveled with people, both free and enslaved, from Africa to Cuba and the Caribbean to New Orleans, and then back again to Spain and France. Music by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, Maurice Ravel, and more.

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Birdfoot Festival

The event is part of the Birdfoot Festival which will return to New Orleans for a seventh season from May 29 to June 2, 2018! Recognized for its fresh approach and “youthful, rule-bending style,” the Birdfoot Festival brings artists and audiences together to make and experience dynamic live chamber music. Birdfoot’s engaging performances connect the timeless themes of classic masterpieces with contemporary sounds, creating unforgettable musical journeys. Celebrating its seventh season, Birdfoot presented over twenty concerts and events last year, drawing artists and audiences from around the world.

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