This year’s Spirit Rising community picnic is at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park Monday 7/29 6-9 pm with Rev. Sekou and Cha Wa. Bring a veggie dish to share and RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make sure we locate each other.
Rev. Sekou’s music is a unique combination of North Mississippi hill country music, Arkansas delta blues, Memphis soul and pentecostal steel guitar. The noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker and musician released the 2017 album In Times LikeThese, including the modern Civil Rights anthem “We Comin’.”
New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of their city’s street culture. In 2019, the band received a GRAMMY® nomination and last year, the band, whose name “cha wa” means “we’re comin’ for ya” in Indian vernacular, released their sophomore album Spyboy – a combination of ‘70s funk rhythm, right horn parts and deep, bouncing sousaphone.