Location: Erato at O.C. Haley Blvd
Dates: Spring 2016
New Orleans Airlift is taking The Music Box Roving Village to Central City this spring! Due to the success of the City Park Roving Village Residency, (over 10,000 people visited in six weeks) and to grow our audiences across the city, we will open this interactive installation in one of the most historic and architecturally beautiful neighborhoods of our city. We are partnering with Ashe Cultural Center and many of the other amazing organizations along OC Haley Blvd to make the most of our time in Central City.
This fall look out for the debut of a musical market we are building in partnership with Ashe, the visual artist Carl Joe Williams and musician Luther Gray. The musical structure will combine our musical architecture with Ashe's African Diaspora mission and their focus on community, culture and commerce. It will function as an actual market place for vendors AND a playable instrument for visitors and professional musicians. The artists are drawing on African market's for the inspiration and their designs include sonic umbrellas and percussive tables. The Musical Market will debut with support from The New Orleans Arts Council at their Luna Fete 2015 event (Nov 29th - Dec 5th) in Central City ahead of joining our musical village in the spring.
We are so excited to be laying the groundwork for our next Roving Village Residency through projects like this while forming partnerships with organizations and neighbors in Central City!
If you would like to donate and make sure The Roving Village: Central City is a success, please support us here: http://www.neworleansairlift.org/index.php/support/donate