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French Quarter Fest highlights for Sunday, April 9 

click to enlarge Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers

Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers

Sunday, April 9

St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus
Noon-12:45 p.m., NCIS: New Orleans Preservation Hall Stage, 726 St. Peter St.
The vocal group merges Southern soul and gospel choir-inspired harmonies with organ-powered blues and roots music. On its 2016 EP Take a Piece, the eight-piece ensemble is backed by Danny Abel, Ryan Clute, Doug Belote and Joe Krown.

Bamboula 2000
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Stage, 400 Royal St.
Marking more than two decades following its first record, Cultural Warrior, the New Orleans music, drum and dance ensemble combines a history lesson of ritual performance from Congo Square with Caribbean and contemporary influence, linking reggae, jazz, funk and R&B to its elemental roots.

Joe Cabral Thrio
1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m., Omni Royal Orleans Hotel Stage, 500 Royal St.
A founding member of Chicano-inspired roots rock 'n' roll band The Iguanas (which has not-so-quietly simmered following its 2014 album Juarez), multi-instrumentalist Joe Cabral is joined by drummer Doug Garrison and bassist James Singleton.

Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers
3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m., GE Digital Big River Stage, Woldenberg Park
Aurora Nealand fronts the eight-piece, genre-destroying rock 'n' roll band, kicking up sand with addictive surf riffs and getting it all over a rockabilly dance floor, or at the circus, or in the saloon.

Jee Yeoun Ko
3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m., Classical Music Stage at St. Mary's Ursuline Convent, 1116 Chartres St.
The cellist (and chair of Classical Instrumental Department at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) closes the festival's Classical Music Stage with a set of weather-cooling classics.

Astral Project
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., WWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage, 400 Esplanade Ave.
Featuring saxophonist Tony Dagradi, bassist James Singleton, drummer Johnny Vidacovich, and guitarist Steve Masakowski, Astral Project prepares to enter its fourth decade as the elder statesmen of — and last word on — New Orleans' virtuosic improvisational jazz.

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