Mo Mojo Sunday Zydeco Dance Party

  • Mo Mojo Sunday Zydeco Dance Party
  • Mo Mojo Sunday Zydeco Dance Party

Event Category: Live Music and Music & Nightlife

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  • Mo’ Mojo takes Zydeco music and infuses it with Americana, Cajun, reggae, rock & roll, funk, R&B, and African and Latin rhythms.

    We love festivals! This band can command any size stage and is equipped to lead workshops in fiddle and guitar styles; songwriting; Zydeco, second line, and African rhythms; and Zydeco dance.

    Where we play:
    Zydeco Dances – One of our favorite things to do is play for dancers. We’ve expanded our presence into the following communities: The DC area; Pittsburgh and Philadelphia (PA), Ithaca, Rochester, and New York City (NY); and Newark (DE)

    Clubs – Small or large, local or out-of-state, we love the club experience with dancers, smiles, drinks, and good vibes all around. A local club is what we grew from and we’ll always be appreciative of a venue that let’s us get close and personal with our audience!

    Festivals – We’re a band made for the festival experience. This year we’re set to return to Blissfest (MI) and the W.C. Handy Blues Fest (KY) and we’re looking to add others asap; in 2014 we debuted at DelFest (MD); Grey Fox (NY); and Rhythm and Roots (RI). Prior festivals include the Jambalaya Music Fest (PA); the Burning River Festival, Cleveland Garlic Festival, Kent State ‘Round Town Festival, International Children’s Festival, Hessler Street Festival, Fraze Pavilion Swamp Fest (OH)

    International Touring – Mo’ Mojo has worked with the State Department and/or the American Music Abroad Program to play the following countries: Haiti and the Dominican Republic (2014); Belize, Panama, Mexico, Barbados, and Colombia (2015). As representatives of an American Art Form with Zydeco music, we focus on both performances and all age workshops.

    Our members
    Mo’ Mojo has 6 members, many of whom are multi-instrumentalists. They are:

    Jen Maurer – vocals, diatonic accordion, guitar
    Leigh Ann Wise – vocals, rubboard, trumpet, percussion
    Anthony Papaleo – vocals, fiddle, guitar
    Joe Golden – guitar, talk box
    Darren Thompson – bass
    Will Douglas – drums

    Mo’ Mojo is a hard driving, high energy, Zydeco-based “Party-Gras” Band.
    The female fronted group features three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle,
    guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums.

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