Nov 1, 2011
Voodoo Music Experience 2011 was truly an experience. This year’s music choices included many acts nationally and locally I have never had the pleasure of enjoying. It was almost like a great music learning experience where I especially got to know New Orleans Bounce Music more as well as other acts ranging from folk to rock. What I love about Voodoo Music Experience is that it is younger than most festivals. Here you will find anywhere from 15 year olds and up. It’s always great to see so many types of people come together for the music. The energy the music brings to everyone along with the smiles is what festivals are all about especially Voodoo. I love New Orleans Festivals because it brings out the best in everyone!
On the last day of Voodoo Music Experience two great young ladies represented us! Deshandalyn, Freshmen at University of New Orleans and Regine, Junior at Warren Easton High School. They went out to beautiful City Park and had a great time experiencing music in particular their favorites, Dr. John and Mannie Fresh, both local legends in their own right! Dr. John has been on the scene since the 1950s bringing us classics like “Such A Night.” Once you hear him on his piano as many did at Voodoo Fest this year, you just may be forever changed. Another artist that got the ladies excited was Mannie Fresh, a phenomenal DJ, Artist, and Producer who you may best remember him from his time with Cash Money Records. Regine stated she had a blast; Mannie Fresh has a way of getting everyone to dance!
A theme I heard a lot while at Voodoo from artist as well as the people was Peace and Love. Many spoke about this and that’s really what the music and festivals should be all about Peace and Love for everyone!