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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.

Fiya Fest 2013 during New Orleans Jazz Fest

Fiya Fest 2013

Fiyawerx Productions is an up and coming live music event promotion powerhouse and Fiya Fest is their flagship event to raise funds and awareness for The Roots of Music. On May 3, 2013, Fiyawerx went big with the first annual Fiya Fest and you can catch a glimpse below.

Funk It Blog’s Fiya Fest 2013 Highlight Video:

Dragon Smoke (Ivan Neville, Eric Lindell, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio)
Country Livin’, Landslide [Fleetwood Mac cover], Sunday Morning, Padlock (with Nick Daniels), Karate (with The Roots of Music)

Karl Denson & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Horns with Nikki Glaspie, Eddie Roberts, Robert Walter, Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman
It Ain’t My Fault [Smokey Johnson cover], Who Took The Happiness Out? [Dirty Dozen Brass Band cover]

The New Orleans Suspects & The Bonerama Horns
Mardi Gras Moms Ball (with Big Sam), Pocketful Of Grits, All The Money

Funky But Better (Big Sam, Terence Higgins, Doug Wimbish, Eric McFadden, Roosevelt Collier & Khris Royal)
Funky But Better Jam, ??? (with Mike Dillon) (inc. Treme & Shake That Thing Girl), ??? (with Mike Dillon)

G.A.B.E. (George Porter Jr, Anders Osborne, Billy Iuso, Eric Bolivar)
Will It Go Around in Circles (with Skerik, Corey Glover & Peter Levin), He Bite Me (The Dragon) (with Corey Glover & Skerik), Mr. Charlie

Also check out the youtube page of Cement Level Studios for more Fiya Fest 2013 videos.

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

Funk It’s Jam Cruise 2014 Highlight Video

Anders Osborne & Cyril Neville

Funk It’s Jam Cruise 2014 Highlight Video:

01. Everyone Orchestra – Rock The Boat (Matt Butler, Steve Kimock, John Morgan Kimock, Chris Chew, Anders Beck, Paul Hoffman, Allie Kral, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Zach Gill, Jans Ingber & Jennifer Hartswick)
02. March Fourth Marching Band – ???
03. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – New Ammo (with Bill Evans)
04. Monophonics – There’s A Riot Going On
05. Aron Magnor & Tom Hamilton – Franklin’s Tower
06. Stanton Moore Trio – Cissy’s Got The Blues (with George Porter Jr & Kofi Burbridge)
07. Thievery Corporation – Take My Soul
08. Lotus – Wax
09. Lettuce – Don’t Be Afraid To Try (with Alecia Chakour)
10. George Porter Jr’s Jam Room – I Get High (with John Popper, Stanton Moore & Billy Iuso)
11. George Porter Jr’s Jam Room – Second Line > Iko Iko (with Adam Deitch, Will Bernard & the Bonerama horns)
12. Nathan Moore / The Spot – Born On The Bayou
13. George Porter Jr & The Kimocks – Turn On Your Lovelight
14. Anders Osborne – Fire On The Mountain (with Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr, Ivan Neville & Billy Iuso)
15. Stanley Jordan – Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 – Andante
16. Kelly Finnigan (of Monophonics) – Why Can’t I Let Go (with Adryon de Leon)
17. Eric Krasno Band – Torture
18. The Revivalists – Appreciate Me

Galactic with Maggie Koerner

19. Galactic – Quitters Never Win (with Maggie Koerner)
20. John Popper, DJ Logic, George Porter Jr, Stanley Jordan & Adam Deitch – Improvisation
21. Conspirator – ???
22. Galaxy Disco – DJ Dan Hastie (of Orgone)
23. The New Mastersounds – ??? (with The West Coast Horns)
24. Nigel Hall’s Jam Room – Jam (with Robert Randolph & The Family Band, DJ Williams, Alvin Ford Jr, Rashon RaMu Murph & unknown horns PLUS Lenisha Randolph & Roosevelt Collier)
25. Nigel Hall’s Jam Room – Voodoo Chile (Brandon Niederauer, Tony Hall & Eric Bolivar)
26. The Wailers – Stir It Up
27. Stanton Moore & Adam Deitch – Drum Off
28. Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang – Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver
29. Robert Randolph & The Family Band – ???
30. Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Quantico, VA (with Eric Krasno & Chris Stillwell)
31. Bootsy Collins – Stretchin’ Out (In A Rubber Band)
32. Mike Dillon Band – It’s 7am At The Jazz Fest (with Stanton Moore)
33. Skerik’s Bandalabra – Simon Says (with Carly Meyers)

Dumpstaphunk with Victor Wooten & Billy Iuso

34. Dumpstaphunk – Meanwhile (with Victor Wooten & Billy Iuso)
35. Zach Deputy – Beautiful Morning
36. Orgone – You Got The Love
37. Ivan Neville & Cyril Neville – Be My Lady
38. Electron – Comfortably Numb
39. Alan Evans Super Jam – Superfly (with Nigel Hall & Monophonics)
40. Alan Evans Super Jam – Purple Rain (with Dumpstaphunk)
41. Adam Deitch’s Jam Room – Jam (with Victor Wooten, Zach Deputy, Bobby Deitch, Rashon RaMu Murph & unknown horns)
42. Adam Deitch’s Jam Room – God Made Me Funky (Dr. Klaw with James Casey, Jans Ingber, Kofi Burbridge & March Fourth Marching Band Horns)
43. Jans Ingber hallway party
44. Warren Haynes – Sugaree (with Anders Osborne, John Popper, George Porter Jr & Cyril Neville)

Everything shot by one person using 2 cameras and one mic. Canon G20, Canon T3i Rebel, and Sony ECM-MS908C stereo mic.

Funk It Blog on Jam Cruise

Funk It Blog on Jam Cruise

More Jam Cruise 2014 videos here.