Baton Rouge to Brazil - Where the Mississippi Meets the Amazon

Guided by the forces of family, faith, and music, Sheila E. has made a name for herself as one of the most talented musical icons over the decades. With a fearless nature and a passion for sharing her gifts with others, Sheila truly follows the beat of her own drum. She touches the lives of so many, with her dynamic music career at the heart of everything. Sheila’s eagerness to share her music, openness as an author, and fire for her ministry make her such a relatable, inspirational figure for people of all ages.

Early hip-hop pioneer, Grandmaster Flash, was born Joseph Saddler on January 1, 1958, in Barbados, West Indies. Early in life he moved with his family to the Bronx, New York, where he was raised on the sounds that would later form the foundation for the rap revolution.  In the early 2000s, Flash put more focus on his own work. In early 2002 he released The Official Adventures of Grandmaster Flash, an ambitious solo work that folded in the early sounds he'd developed as a young DJ. 



Hot club of baton rouge


The Hot Club of Baton Rouge bring French Swing and Gypsy Jazz to Louisiana's Capitol City.  With decades of experience, this group celebrates the legacy of Django Reinhardt.   Django Reinhardt was a Belgian- born Romani French jazz guitarist and composer, regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. He was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant.


Curley Taylor & Zydeco trouble

Louisiana native Curley Taylor has been around music all of his life.  Born into a musical family, drums were Curley's first instrument.  Curley began his professional career at age 16 by playing drums in his father's band, Jude Taylor and the Burning Flames, a band deep in Louisiana Blues, Soul and Zydeco. His bluesy, soulful vocals and the band's hard driving Zydeco beat blend to create high-energy dance music for all audiences.  Curley's music is true to its roots in Zydeco and Blues, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers.  Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble tour extensively throughout the US, playing festivals and clubs from New York to San Diego and from Florida to Seattle. Often playing to audiences who have never heard Zydeco music before, they make fans wherever they go.