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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):

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.

CrossFiya featuring Talib Kweli, Rahzel, Chali 2na, Break Science, Soul Rebels & Fyre Dept

CrossFiya

The Soul Rebels 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Testify [Kanye West cover] (with Eric Krasno), Thank You [Jay-Z Medley] (inc. Ain’t No Love & Hard Knock Life), My Time, I Made It, Show Me What You Got [Jay-Z cover]

Soul Rebels with Rahzel

The Soul Rebels with Razhel 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Rahzel solo set > Rock The Bells [LL Cool J cover]

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Talib Kweli & Jesus Coomes

Words by Bee Getz:

Again, Fiyawerx Productions provided a break from the norm as it pertains to Jazz Fest, and this eclectic booking on the hip-hop side of the tracks provided a thrilling look at one of the best kept secrets in the game: Fyre Dept. This NYC- based production squad includes drummer Adam Deitch (clad appropriately in a NAS Illmatic t-shirt and his ubiquitous headphones), Eric Krasno on guitar, and the brothers Coomes, bassist E.D. “Jesus” and older brother (and Fyre Dept. OG) Tyler “TYCOON Beats.” Break Science keyboardist Borahm Lee rounded out the team, and they took the stage after De La SOUL REBELS and proceeded to destroy the packed house with authoritative, meditative beats, samples and classic loops. Beginning with some Ghostface Killah and J Dilla instrumentals, soon the Fyre Dept was fully ablaze. Deitch held down the head snapping breaks, and the brothers Coomes’ tasteful, minimalist approach had people marveling at how this here hip-hop sounded so alive, present, yet sacrificing absolutely no integrity in the name of dopeness.

Fyre Dept 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
??? > ??? > Body Movin’ [J Dilla cover], Fever, ?That’s The Way It’s Got To Be?, Flankenstein > ???, ???

Within a few songs, Rahzel grabbed a microphone and stormed the stage. After some beatboxing workouts to get warm, “The Godfather of Noize” blessed the people with a distinctive medley of Whole Darn Family’s “7 Minutes of Funk” break, interspersed with verses and portions of its two most popular children – EPMD’s “It’s My Thang” and Jay-Z/Foxy Brown’s classic “Ain’t No N*gg*.” The Fyre Dept. then flawlessly worked into NAS’ “NY State of Mind” instrumental while Rahzel delivered original lyrics, along with a version of Bob Marley’s “Jammin’” for a refrain.

Fyre Dept with Rahzel 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
???, Ain’t No Nigga [Jay-Z cover], NY State of Mind [Nas cover], Jammin’ [Bob Marley cover] / Voice Box

Fyre Dept with Talib Kweli

At this point in the show, things were wild on the dancefloor, yet extremely focused on the stage. The band brought out legendary Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli and the posse brought forth a medley of songs old and new. Beginning with “Cold Rain,” Kweli showed everyone just why he’s revered as a lyricist and performer. They brilliantly segued into his seminal anthem “The Blast” from the Reflection Eternal project of the Rawkus era; this slice of heat had damn-near everybody correctly pronouncing his name, with not a single thing left to question. “Hot Thing” was dedicated to all the lovers, and Kweli made sure to shout out Babyface as he dipped into this summertime park jam for the boo’d up set.

Fyre Dept with Talib Kweli 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Cold Rain, The Blast, What’s Real, Hot Thing, State of Grace, I Try, Get By

The Fyre Dept/Kweli collaboration reached fevered pitches as the BK MC and the veritable NY/LA dream team laced up a victorious version of “I Try” before spicing up things with a samba-influenced take on Kweli’s uplifting mantra “Get By.” This conclusion of the set had an army of heads chanting the chorus “Just to Get By” at the top of their one-hundred strong lungs; Fiyawerx Productions and the Fyre Dept. could agree on one thing, there was no putting out this CrossFiya.

Eric Krasno & Talib Kweli

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Break Science 5/3/14 New Orleans @ Howlin’ Wolf
Now You Want More, ???, Owner of a Lonely Heart [Yes cover], Brain Reaction, ???

Break Science with Chali 2na 5/3/14 New Orleans @ Howlin’ Wolf
Guns Drawn, Comin’ Thru, International