Monday, May 3, 2010

Jazz Fest - Final Sunday

Posted By on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 12:58 AM

The final Sunday at Jazz Fest featured great sets by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Orleans Avenue, The Dead Weather and the Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars ampng others.

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The Chouval Bwa provided some of the best rain cover and was again one of the festival's favorite attractions.

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One of the most moving performances of the day came from Big Chief Bo Dollis, who wasn't on stage for all of the Wild Magnolias closing set on the Jazz & Heritage Stage. He sat for some of the two songs he did. And he walked off the stage with some assistance, having had some health problems in recent years. He was even out of breath at times while addressing the audience, but when it was time to sing, he let loose with his signature sharp snarling, unmistakable vocals, finding the energy and breath and cadence to sound as fierce as ever, repeating the chorus over and over that he's ready "one more time." It was as stunning a show of strength as it was inspiring.

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