After honing their explosive sound in clubs and festivals around the Crescent City, the Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa released their debut album, “Funk ‘n’ Feathers.”
The band offers a red-hot combination of two of New Orleans’ best traditions – Mardi Gras Indians and street level funk music. Performing deep funk, percussive polyrhythms and a mix of singing and Mardi Gras Indian chanting, “Cha Wa” means “We’re comin’ for ya” and this band is definitely comin’ for ya. | sierravalleylodge.net
July 8 | 9 p.m.
Sierra Valley Lodge | Calpine