Cha Wa

The Sunset Concert Series is one of the best things about summer in Southern Illinois. Come and join us for good music, good dancing, great friendship and an opportunity to make your Sunset Concert experience what ever you want.

Series is sponsored by SIU Student Programming,
SIU Student Center, City of Carbondale, and Carbondale Park District


After honing their explosive sound in clubs and festivals around the Crescent City, the Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa is releasing their debut album. The recording, aptly named Funk ‘n’ Feathers, is their red-hot combination of two of New Orleans’ best traditions, Mardi Gras Indians and street level funk music. Funk ‘n’ Feathers combines deep funk, percussive polyrhythms, and a mix of singing and Mardi Gras Indian chanting. All of these elements fuse into an intoxicating, hypnotic blend of culture that could only come out of the Crescent City. “The music is based on the Mardi Gras Indians, the brass bands, and the street culture of New Orleans,” says bandleader/drummer Joe Gelini. “Cha Wa” is a slang phrase used by every Mardi Gras Indian tribe. It means “We’re comin’ for ya” – and this band is definitely comin’ for ya!

WHEN: Thursday, July 13, 2017
WHERE: Shryock Steps
TIME: sunset, approximately 7 pm
MUSIC: Zydeco

NO Solicitation
NO Glass Bottles
NO Kegs
NO Pets
NO Underage drinking

CHECK OUT MORE ABOUT CHA WA
Website: www.chawaband.com
Facebook: Cha Wa
Twitter: ChaWa