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Hard Rock Party // Performance by Donald Harrison and the Congo Nation and the PVF Fellows 2

June 30th, 2011

Donald Harrison is being called one of the most important musicians of the new millennium by CBS Sunday Morning. A list of his accomplishments shows that he has developed into a musical category unto himself. In the classic jazz genre, he is the originator of the Nouveau Swing style which merges acoustic swing with modern R&B, second-line, hip-hop, (New Orleans African American roots culture), and reggae rhythms. His smooth jazz recording, The Power of Cool, went to the top of Billboard Magazine's Smooth Jazz and R&B charts and is considered a classic. His ground-breaking recording, "Indian Blues" captured the essence of Mardi Gras Indian culture within a jazz context. His latest New Orleans recording, "The New Sounds of Mardi Gras", updates New Orleans music. It puts the sounds of Mardi Gras into Hip-hop, R&B, and Funk.

Read more about:  2011 Fellows  Donald Harrison

Summer Arts through Culture Program: a cultural fellowship grant
for teen musicians.