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Beacoup Music at BUKU This Weekend

NOLA Hip-Hop, Indie, Electronic Music Fest Returns for Sixth Year



BUKU Music + Art Project takes place each year in New Orleans at the perfect time post-Carnival and before the summer’s mega-festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza take over everyone's social media feeds. Now in its sixth year, BUKU (a play on “beaucoup") lives up to its name — inviting over 70 of the most exciting talents in hip hop, EDM, indie rock & pop to take the stage at Mardi Gras World for a 48-hour music extravaganza this weekend. 


Today in NOLA: 8.29.14


Today, we remember Katrina, nine years later. On a lighter note, Decadence is in full swing. Here’s a new reason to take a trip to the Westbank: A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis and more play the Mad Decent Block Party at Mardi Gras World today. Gravity A pay tribute to the Talking Heads at Tiptina’s tonight. Plus, MidCity Theatre mashes up the Bard and the Dude.


Today in NOLA: 8.17.14


Let the good times roll! The first-ever New Orleans Sushi Fest rolls into Mardi Gras World this afternoon, with live entertainment, traditional crafts, Miss Linda the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady, wrestlers wearing blow-up sumo suits, and oh yes, sushi. The Ashé Cultural Arts Center celebrates another cultural tradition as Mardi Gras Indian elders gather to give awards and share oral histories. Details today:


Sushi Fest Rolls Over Mardi Gras World


Sushi as a New Orleans culinary staple? It seems unlikely despite our proximity to the Gulf and abundance of fresh seafood. But the folks at Renaissance Publishing are looking to change the city’s mind this weekend at the first annual New Orleans Sushi Fest. 


Got that Fiya

Photo Recap of FiyaFest at Mardi Gras World



The first annual Fiya Fest kicked off on the riverfront on Friday, May 2, at Mardi Gras World. The star studded lineup included George Porter Jr., Maceo Parker, the 101 Runners, and many more. Proceeds benefited local nonprofit the Roots of Music, who also played the festival. Click through for photos from Rachel June. 


Fiya Fest Lineup Released


As Jazz Fest crowds flock to the Fair Grounds, a mini festival is popping up for the second year along the river. Fiya Fest, a benefit for the Roots of Music, announced their lineup today. The festival is scheduled for Friday, May 2, from 12- 8 p.m. at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Pl.).  


Hip-Hop Heavies at BUKU 2014


The festival market is a fast-moving, rapidly expanding industry stacked with line-ups typically more representative of a slightly subversive college kid's turntable during their fledgeling years of undergrad; milk crates filled with records bearing the names of indie rock bands more than conscientious or genre-bending hip-hop. What the early announcements of festivals this year have taught us is that there's a shift in reverence for the latter genre, making it a main contender for heavy-hitting headliner or must-see show.


BUKU 2014 Adds Sleigh Bells, Nas to Lineup


BUKU Music + Art Project has expanded their lineup, bulking out their EDM acts to include hip hop from Nas and Chance the Rapper. Other additions include Sleigh Bells, Carnage, GRiZ, Clockwork, Classixx (LIVE), Treasure Fingers, Young & Sick, and indie dance favorite Dan Deacon. Click through for the full lineup, and purchase tickets here.


Councilmember Cantrell Gives Toys as Mrs. Claus


Carnival and Christmas come together this afternoon at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place), at the Grand Oaks Mansion. District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell partnered with Orleans Shoring to give 100 children gifts for the season. 


Today in New Orleans 4.20.13


The weekend is jam packed with crawfish, music, and beer, from Tulane to Mardi Gras World. Gear up for a Spring Brake Yrself race this evening, plus a free festival in Mid City’s beautiful Fortier Park. On this day in 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes effectively ended Reconstruction in the state when he withdrew federal troops from Louisiana. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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