DOPEciety x NOIRLINIANS at Congo Square Rhythms Festival

Join DOPEciety this weekend at the 2016 Congo Square Rhythms Festival as we debut a few new pieces and officially launch "The Noirlinians Collection" featuring Kenyan imports including bags, earrings, sandals and pants! Quantities/sizes limited so come out early to take your pick!

We'll be alongside many other wonderful vendors taking in 2 days of free performances from some of New Orleans' finest. Performers include Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Ivan Neville on Saturday, and Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Tank and the Bangas, Dee-1, and Rebirth Brass Band on Sunday! Full schedule below.

Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20
11:00 am to 7:00 pm both days
Armstrong Park (701 N. Rampart Street)
Admission: Free

2016 Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival

Saturday, March 19
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Drum Circle with Congo Kids
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm Moyuba
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm Chakra Dance Theater
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Zion Trinity
1:45 pm to 2:00 pm Culu & N'Kafu African Dance Troupes
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pirate's Choice
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Tekrema Dance Theater
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Muevelo
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm Mardi Gras Indian Battle
5:15 pm to 6:15 pm Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Ivan Neville's "Injuns Here Dey Come" featuring Big Chiefs of the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Golden Comanches and Golden Eagles

Sunday, March 20
11:00 am to 12:00 pm African Drumming & Dance Circle
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm One Love Brass Band
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm N'Fungola Sibo Dance Theater
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Bamboula 2000
1:45 pm to 2:00 pm Kumbuka African Dance Ensemble
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Tonya Boyd-Cannon
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm Casa Samba
3:00 pm to 4:45 pm CLASS GOT BRASS CONTEST
4:45 pm to 5:45 pm Tank & the Bangas
5:45 pm to 6:00 pm Dee-1
6:00 pm to 6:15 pm Class Got Brass winners announcement
6:15 pm to 7:30 pm Rebirth Brass Band


#DOPEciety is a boutique clothing store and event curation team. Lead designer/founder Denisio Truitt and partner Michael Wilson create original apparel for both men and women while also curating & producing events including the monthly turndown, #CouchesNOLA.

#NOIRLINIANS is an AfroFashion blog exploring the complex relationship between culture, clothing & identity in the diaspora. Featuring Liberian artist and designer Denisio Truitt of DOPEciety and poet and organizer Mwende “FreeQuency aka FreeQ Tha Mighty” Katwiwa, the idea for the blog emerged after a fast friendship developed between the two based on their African heritage and artistic interests.


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