“Soul is a feeling, a truth. It is the state of mind that we encounter music and culture, whether from New Orleans or from around the world. Soul is the essence of expression, and it informs our creative energy, spirit, and life. The title that I’ve chosen is the same title of the song recorded in 1974 by the Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians, with Big Chief Bo Dollis and featuring Willie Tee and the New Orleans Project. This title represents the inspiration and the feeling of two key components of our lives in and of New Orleans: music and culture.”– Melissa A. Weber, (aka DJ Soul Sister)
(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul: Set One
Thursday, April 6
8:00pm – 10:30pm
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
535 Tchoupitoulas Street
Music by Urban Cellist
“The Gospel According to New Orleans” by Cheryl Anne Grace debuts
in conjunction with (Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul: Set One
A collection of iconic New Orleans musicians that pays homage to their role in the evolution of the eccentric cultural and musical traditions of New Orleans. The saints depicted in the series exemplify the joie de vivre that runs through all aspects of life in the Crescent City.
(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul: Set Two
Saturday, April 8
6pm – 9:30pm
The Where Y’Art Gallery
1901 Royal Street
Participating Artists: Marcus Akinlana,Therese Baldo, Kersey-Barrett Tormey, Drew Cooke, Alex Demyan, Keith Eccles, Gavin Jones, Erika Goldring, Callie Joseph, Nancy Kimberly, Connie Kittok, Andy Levin, George McClements, Jeff Morgan, Eric Nunez, Hope Parker, Jamar Pierre, Sarah Nelson, Sean Randall, Stephanie Reed, Natasha Sanchez, Joel Scilley, Jessica Strahan, Vincente Weber, Sondra Venable, Mike Williamson, Francis Wong and Alan Zakem.