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Congo Square Rhythms Festival March 3-4

There’s music, African dance, soul food and more in Armstrong Park

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The Congo Square Rhythms Festival brings music, African dance and more to Armstrong Park March 3-4. On Saturday, there's music by Rebirth Brass Band, Water Seed, Quiana Lynell, Alexey Marti Quintet, Bamboula 2000 and Fufu All-Stars as well as a drum circle. Sunday features the Hot 8 and Pinettes brass bands, the Class Got Brass contest for school brass bands and performances by N'Fungola Sibo African Dance and Drum Company, Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective, Tekrema Dance Theater and the Culu and N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Companies. The Wild Magnolias, Yellow Pocahontas and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indian tribes show off their suits at the festival.   Food vendors highlight soul food and include The Praline Connection, LaDelYo's Creole Catering, Boswell's Jamaican Grill, Cocoa & Cream catering, Loretta's Authentic Pralines and Lil' Dustin's Italian Ice. There's also an art market and kids' activities. The festival is presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Admission is free. Festival hours are 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 558-6100. www.jazzandheritage.org/congo-square.

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