Photos Highlight Cha Wa’s Performance at Skirball Cultural Center
Cha Wa’s August performance was captured via a magical set of photos taken by Lindsey Best (Courtesy of the Skirball Cultural Center).
Summer Festival Highlights Part TWO
Cha Wa’s festival-packed summer has rolled along with visits to Saratoga Jazz Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver Island Music Festival, and many more! Read a review of their performance at Montreal Jazz Fest here, and be sure to find a date near you to catch them before the summer’s end.
The critics can’t get enough: cha wa’s notable tour press so far this summer
The critics have favored Cha Wa so far this summer, as the band has played at festivals all across North America. Check out The Aspen Times’ feature, previewing their performance at Jazz Aspen on June 20. The following week, Cha Wa traveled to Canada for the Ottawa Jazz Festival, where they were The Citizen’s writers’ pick. Then the Rochester City Newspaper featured Cha Wa ahead of their performance at Rochester International Jazz Festival on June 29. Up next: Montreal International Jazz Festival and High Sierra Music Festival! Click here to find tickets to an upcoming show near you.
find a Cha Wa date near you: A FESTIVAL-packed summer ahead!
Cha Wa is hitting the road this summer to bring the funk to a city near you! Click the poster above to get tickets to a date near you.
Relix Celebrates 50 Years of New Orleans Music and Culture with a Performance by Cha Wa
Cha Wa was invited to play a set as part of Relix’s Exhibit honoring the New Orleans music and culture at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Click the image above to read more about the exhibit and to find a link to the video of the performance.
Cha Wa Featured for another year at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Cha Wa is preparing for another Jazz Fest performance on May 3. Click here to read more about their performance and other shows you can catch on the same day.
Cha Wa Travels to New Zealand for CubaDupa and Titirangi Music Festivals
Apple Features Cha Wa’s ‘Golden Crown’ on Mardi Gras Instagram Post
Apple featured Cha Wa’s rendition of ‘Golden Crown’ in their Instagram post about Mardi Gras. Click here to view the post.
spyboy earns cha wa its first grammy® nomination
On December 7th, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st Grammy® Awards, which included Cha Wa’s Spyboy in the category of Best Regional Roots Music Album. This is Cha Wa’s first Grammy nomination, and the winner will be announced at the awards show on February 10th in Los Angeles. To see the full list of nominations, click here.
prestigious mundial montreal showcase features cha wa
Cha Wa was featured at one of Canada’s most prestigious showcase events, Mundial Montreal, in November. The conference is known to attract talent buyers and industry professionals from all over Canada and even stretching into the United States, Europe, and beyond. The showcase is one of several that has chosen to feature Cha Wa in recent months, as the band continues to gain recognition.
Cha wa announces new booking representation
Cha Wa is excited to announce new booking agency representation in several regions around the world. Tom Gold at Concerted Efforts will now represent Cha Wa in the United States, Australia, Asia, Africa, and South America. Julien Paquin will now represent Cha Wa in Canada. To find more info on how to contact either agent, please click here.
Cha wa premieres new orleans saints hype song ‘Saints go get ‘em’
Now available on all major streaming services. Click here to stream.
Cha Wa Featured on the cover of Pollstar
Cha Wa was featured on the cover of Pollstar along with an interview about their newest album 'Spyboy'. Click here to read the article.
GLIDE MAGAZINE PREMIERES CHA WA'S FIRST MUSIC VIDEO OFF OF 'SPYBOY,' ENTITLED 'CHAPTERS'
'Chapters,' which was the first single released in anticipation of 'Spyboy,' is the first song to be featured alongside a music video for the funk band's first full length album. Glide Magazine exclusively premiered the video, which can be viewed by clicking here.
Cha Wa Featured on the cover of 'Offbeat'
In light of an article highlighting Cha Wa's recent successes, Offbeat magazine decided to feature Cha Wa on the cover of their May issue. Click here to read the article.
CHA WA RELEASES FIRST FULL LENGTH ALBUM, 'SPYBOY'
SPYBOY J'Wan boudreaux featured on gambit
Best of New Orleans' Gambit Online has profiled Cha Wa's lead singer Spyboy J'wan Boudreaux. Check out the article to learn more about his life as a Spy Boy and hear some teases about the new album coming out next month! Read the full article HERE
Cha Wa to be Featured at Bal masqué 2018
Featured as a critics' favorite, Cha Wa had a blast being featured at 2017's Bal Masqué alongside legend Dr. John. They'll be back at the special event in January of 2018, and New Orleans magazine had this to say about what to expect from the performance: "Cha Wa’s 2016 release Funk’n’Feathers was a mini revolution on the local scene as it took the traditions of Mardi Gras Indian chants and funk and gave them a modern flair. They sound both like where New Orleans has been and where it is going.” Check out the full article HERE.
Cha Wa joins Jameson Music
Cha wa is excited to announce that it has joined forces with Jameson Music. We are excited to be on this team with so many talented musicians and look forward to all the great opportunities to come.
"Cha wa Got Fiya" featured for the official day 2 recap at telluride Jazz Fest
Cha wa to perform at
Gretna Heritage festival september 30th
CHA WA TO PERFORM AUGUST 5TH AND 6TH AT TELLURIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL
CHA WA ON THE INGERSOL ST SUN-STAGE AT LA FETE DE MARQUETTE JULY 15TH
CHA WA CANT WAIT TO BE PART OF A GREAT FESTIVAL THAT SUPPORTS A GREAT CAUSE WITH SO MANY NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS!
Cha Wa featured on tipitina's "free fridayS" lineup
Cha Wa is excited to announce that they have been featured on Tipitina's "FREE FRIDAYS" lineup for this summer! They will be performing on June 30. Click the photo for more info!
Cha Wa Announced on Jazz Fest 2017
Cha Wa will be performing at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Thursday, May 4th. Click the image above to see what other amazing artists will be on stage that day!
Cha Wa Nominated for Best Of The Beat Award by OffBeat Magazine
Cha Wa’s 2016 release “Funk’n’Feathers" was nominated for a Best Of The Beat Award by OffBeat Magazine in the category of Best R&B/Funk Album, alongside other great New Orleans artists like Aaron Neville. The album was also named one of the Top 50 Louisiana albums of the year!
Cha Wa Featured in The Dentonite
"So what should you expect when you go to see Cha Wa tomorrow evening? According to Gelini, you'd better get ready for a 'New Orleans Mardi Gras street parade, lightning in a bottle musicianship, and a dance party all in one!' Sounds good to us!" Read more here.
Cha Wa trio appears on Dutch National Radio
Cha Wa to Perform at Bear Creek Bayou
Cha Wa is excited to announce that they'll be a part of this year's Bear Creek Bayou lineup. To learn more about this festival and grab your tickets head on over their website.
CHA WA PERFORMS SATURDAY, MAY 7TH, 11AM AT THE FIRST ANNUAL Jazz In the park MUSIC FEST
OffBeat Magazine Reviews "Funk 'n' Feathers"
OffBeat Magazine reviewed "Funk 'n' Feathers." You can check out what they said by clicking the photo above!
DEBUT CHA WA ALBUM, "FUNK ’N’ FEATHERS" NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES
Cha Wa's debut album, "Funk 'n' Feathers," is now available for purchase on iTunes. You can also stream the album on Spotify.
Cha Wa's Single "Jock-A-Mo" Premieres on PopMatters
"Cha Wa hail from New Orleans and carry on the long cherished traditions of the Mardi Gras Indians, while infusing their music with contemporary NOLA street funk....a grand gumbo of singing, chanting, intoxicating rhythms, and some deep funk grooves that are simply impossible to resist." To read the rest of the article, click here.
CHA WA PERFORMS ON NEW ORLEANS LIVE
To see Cha Wa's performance of "Li'l Liza Jane" on New Orleans Live click the photo above!