Ben E. Hunter – Acclaimed New Orleans Afro- Caribbean Folk Artist- Performs May 5 @ New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA- Fela Kuti. Bob Marley. Tupac Shakur. Like these three music icons, singer/songwriter and visionary Ben E. Hunter is on the forefront of a movement. He calls it —-New Orleans Afro-Caribbean Folk.
New Orleans Afro-Caribbean Folk is a rich and compelling style that Hunter created, drawing from reggae, delta blues, New Orleans brass band and Mardi Gras Indian chants.
On May 5, 12 p.m. Ben E. Hunter, aka the Black Troubadour, will play an acoustic set in the Music Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Hunter, who hails from the 7th Ward, is elated about his return to Jazzfest and will perform original compositions and songs from his latest albums, “Traveler,” “The Nature of Things” and “Break Out Bold.”
Hunter recently launched his own AirBnB Experience tour in New Orleans, taking visitors on a multi-location street concert experience through the city’s most culturally rich areas – a journey of reflection on the neighborhoods that have most shaped New Orleans’ great musical history, with a first-hand account of how these same communities have changed over time.
On Wednesday nights, catch Hunter live on the acoustic guitar, opening for Grammy winning trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra at Snug Harbor on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans.
Who: New Orleans Afro-Caribbean Folk Musician Ben E. Hunter
Where: 12 p.m., Music Tent, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans Fairgrounds
Info: nolajazzfest.com, benehunter.com, (415) 378-3786.