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Fiya Fest 2014 Highlights – New Orleans, LA

Fiya Fest 2014

Fiyawerx Productions did it again for a 2nd year in a row, putting on a lineup of complete fiya, with all the proceeds benefiting The Roots of Music. Combining the best performers in New Orleans with other musical icons and up and coming acts in the contemporary funk scene, Fiyawerx Productions is pushing the storied history of New Orleans music forward while investing heavily in the cultural heritage of the city.

If you are in New Orleans for the Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fiya Fest is an event that is not to be missed. I’ve been very fortunate to be asked to helped document these once in a lifetime musical moments and below I’ve shared video clips from most of the acts that performed this year. I believe the music is for everyone and should be enjoyed and spread far and wide. I think the Fiyawerx krewe would likely agree with me, so I’ve shared quite a lot of footage in hopes that those that could not attend can enjoy these “once only” live collaborations.

Maceo Parker & Friends (Eric Krasno, Nigel Hall, Nikki Glaspie, Calvin Turner & The Shady Horns)
“Go Ahead” (inc. Mothership Connection & Sing A Simple Song), Uptown Up, Shake Everything You Got

The Headhunters Super Jam (Mike Clark, Bill Summers, Donald Harrison, Fred Wesley, Blackbyrd McKnight, Doug Wimbish, Eric McFadden, Ivan Neville & Karl Denson)
Four String Drive
Paging Mr. Wesley (with DJ Logic, and Will Bernard replacing Eric McFadden)
Shekere Intro > Watermelon Man (with Will Bernard replacing Eric McFadden, Donald Harrison replacing Ivan Neville, and ??? on Fender Rhodes)

The Nth Power
Waiting, Thank You (ending jam), Catfish [Four Tops cover]

The Midnite Disturbers Allstar New Orleans Brass Band
Baker’s Dozen [Galactic cover] (with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer)
Snowball [Dirty Dozen Brass Band cover] (with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer & Cyril Neville)
Who Took The Happiness Out? [Dirty Dozen Brass Band cover] > Jam > A Day At The Races (Chali 2na) > Freestyle (Chali 2na) > Who Took The Happiness Out? (reprise) (with Rahzel, Chali 2na, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer & Cyril Neville)

Eddie Roberts West Coast Sounds
unknown song

GRITTSS (George Porter Jr, Roosevelt Collier, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Terrence Houston, Big Sam & Sam Kininger)
The Chicken [The J.B.’s cover] (with Bernie Worrell)
Genius of Love [Tom Tom Club cover] (with Bernie Worrell) >
Let’s Get Fired Up [Zigaboo Modeliste cover] (with Bernie Worrell & Corey Glover)
Will It Go Round In Circles [Billy Preston cover] (with Bernie Worrell, Corey Glover, Billy Iuso, Norwood Fisher & Eric McFadden)
Welcome To New Orleans [Zigaboo Modeliste cover] (with Bernie Worrell)

101 Runners
Shoo Fly

The Revivalists
Masquerade (with Jennifer Hartswick, Carly Meyers & Khris Royal)
Stand Up (with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer)
Sunny Days (with Jennifer Hartswick, Carly Meyers & Khris Royal)
Whipping Post [Allman Brothers Band cover] (with Pete Murano on guitar)

Clint Maedgen (of Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
unknown song

The Heard
unknown song

Frequinox (Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, Will Bernard & Robert Mercurio)
Hunk (Robert Walter), Sprung Monkey (Stanton Moore), Penske (Will Bernard), Adelita (Robert Walter), Kickin’ Up Dust (Robert Walter), Chicken Lickin’ (Funk, Inc.)

Fiya Fest Schedule

You can also find my videos from the 2013 Fiya Fest here and the 2012 and 2011 Fiyawerx Family Funktion Crawfish Boils here and here.

VIDEO: Fiyawerx Prod. presents: Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

Fiya Powa

Nothing like a Fiywerx Productions sponsored late night super jam! This was the 2nd annual Fiya Powa! and featured Stanton Moore on drums, Ivan Neville on keys and vocals, Tony Hall on bass and vocals, Roosevelt Collier on pedal steel guitar, Eddie Roberts on guitar, Fred Wesley on trombone, Sam Kininger on saxophone, and Razhel the Godfather of Noise with the beatboxing. As I usually do, I caught some on video for those that couldn’t make it that late….

Fiya Powa

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 1 of 7)
Pass The Peas (The J.B.’s cover):

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 2 of 7)
Pass The Peas (The J.B.’s cover):

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 3 of 7)
Jam with Rahzel:

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 4 of 7)
Jam with Rahzel:

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 5 of 7)
Tony gets stanky:

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 6 of 7)
Action Speaks Louder Than Words (Chocolate Milk cover):

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 7 of 7)
Action Speaks Louder Than Words (Chocolate Milk cover):

Fiya Powa!
May 1, 2014
New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s – late night

SBD matrix: SBD + Schoeps mk41v > cmc6 > kc5 > UNL2 > DR680 > ? > FLAC
Recorded by Steve S. cosmicsoul420@gmail.com

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00. Pass The Peas [The J.B.’s cover] (from alternate source, Sony ECM-MS908C > Canon G20)
01. // Pass The Peas [The J.B.’s cover]
Rahzel enters:
02. Jam
03. I’m A Grown Man > Let Me Have It All [Sly Stone cover] > Fever > When The Saints Go Marching In
04. Action Speaks Louder Than Words [Chocolate Milk cover]
05. ???
06. Tommy The Cat [Primus cover] (with Eric McFadden & Norwood Fisher)
07. Stealin’ [Dr. John cover] (with Mayteana Morales)
08. Hook and Sling [Eddie Bo cover] >
09. Jam
10. Encore:
11. banter
12. Slipping Into Darkness [War cover]

Stanton Moore – drums
Ivan Neville – keys, vocals
Tony Hall – bass
Roosevelt Collier – steel guitar
Eddie Roberts – guitar
Fred Wesley – trombone
Sam Kininger – sax
Rahzel – human beatbox / MC

Guests:
Eric McFadden – guitar, vocals
Norwood Fisher – bass
Mayteana Morales – vocals

Second annual Fiya Powa! presented by Fiyawerx Productions

Funk It’s Jazz Festival 2014 Highlight Video

Funk It’s Jazz Fest 2014 Highlight Video:
01. Wimbash – Chameleon [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover] @ Blue Nile
02. Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr. & Marco Benevento – Improv @ Maple Leaf
03. Fiya Powa! – Pass The Peas [The J.B.’s cover] @ One Eyed Jack’s
04. Naughty Professor – ??? @ The Den at The Howlin’ Wolf
05. The New Orleans All-Stars – Mississippi Delta [Bobby Gentry cover] @ The Howlin’ Wolf
06. Frequinox – Kickin’ Up Dust @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
07. The Revivalists with Jennifer Hartswick, Carly Meyers & Khris Royal – Masquerade @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
08. Clint Maedgen – ??? @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
09. The Heard – ??? @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
10. The Headhunters Super Jam – Four String Drive @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
11. 101 Runners – Shoo Fly @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
12. GRITTSS with Bernie Worrell – The Chicken [The J.B.’s cover] @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
13. Eddie Roberts’ West Coast Sounds – ??? @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
14. The Midnite Disturbers with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer & Cyril Neville – Snowball [Dirty Dozen Brass Band cover] @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
15. The Nth Power – Waiting For Your Love @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
16. Maceo Parker & Friends – Uptown Up @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
17. Fiya Water 2 – Part Time Hustler @ Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World
18. Wild Fiya – I Wanna Know If It’s Good To You [Funkadelic cover] @ One Eyed Jack’s
19. Soul Rebels with Eric Krasno – Testify [Kanye West cover] @ The Howlin’ Wolf
20. The Fyre Dept with Rahzel – ??? @ The Howlin’ Wolf
21. The Fyre Dept with Talib Kweli – What’s Real @ The Howlin’ Wolf
22. Break Science with Chali 2na – Guns Up @ The Howlin’ Wolf
23. Frequinox with Eric Bloom & ??? – ??? @ d.b.a.
24. Royal Southern Brotherhood – Running Water @ Tipitina’s
25. Dumpstaphunk with The Grooveline Horns – Turn This Thing Around @ Tipitina’s

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New Orleans All-Stars – Mississippi Delta [Bobbie Gentry cover] 5/2/14 at Howlin’ Wolf:

Theresa Andersson, Ivan Neville, Nick Daniels III, Johnny Vidacovich, Sonny Landreth

Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr & Marco Benevento 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf:

Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr & Marco Benevento 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf:

Frequinox with Eric Bloom 5/4/14 New Orleans, LA @ d.b.a.

And much more here.