The Cha Wa funk was so good at 2017’s Telluride Jazz Festival, we’ve brought them back. You’ll remember that Cha Wa is Mardi Gras Indian slang for, “We’re coming for you!” Cha Wa has raised the funk bar ever higher with their latest release, Spyboy, a scintillating collection of songs that oozes brass, funk and the Mardi Gras Indian culture of New Orleans. Indian music has influenced some of the most notable acts out of New Orleans, including The Meters, Dr. John, the Marsalis family, the Neville Brothers and Trombone Shorty. Cha Wa’s live act is a colorful display of traditional Indian costumes and crack musicianship. Those costumes are handmade masterpieces, beaded and sewn together by the band members themselves, right down to the boots. Speaking of boots, put yours on the dance floor for Cha Wa. Like you could do anything else but dance.


Saturday, August 10 at 10 pm (The Moon at O’Bannon’s
Sunday, August 11 at 12 pm (New Orleans 2nd Line PArade)
Sunday, August 11 at 5:30 pm (Main Stage)