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Shanachie Entertainment to Release ‘Congo Square’ Live DVD Featuring Wynton Marsalis & Others

Shanachie Entertainment is releasing Congo Square, a two-hour DVD featuring Wynton Marsalis, on March 18th. The program teams the trumpeter with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Ghanaian drum master Yacub Addy (pictured, with Marsalis) and his nine-piece percussion/vocal ensemble Odadaa. The collaboration was recorded at the 2007 Montreal Jazz Festival. Marsalis and Addy were commissioned to write Congo Square by Jazz at Lincoln Center and four days after the announcement of the premiere in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina hit. Congo Square did ultimately premiere there in April 2006 on an outdoor stage constructed in Congo Square in Louis Armstrong Park. Previously available on two CDs, Congo Square is now available for the first time ever on DVD.

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