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New Orleans AfroCaribbean Folk Concert

intimate concert

New Orleans AfroCaribbean Folk Concert

19 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
intimate concert

New Orleans AfroCaribbean Folk Concert

intimate concert

New Orleans AfroCaribbean Folk Concert

19 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Your experience will take place in a beautiful courtyard tucked away in one of the most iconic 7th Ward homes formerly owned by a very prominent African-American Creole family. You’ll get settled into this uniquely New Orleans’ atmosphere with a delicious bowl of local gumbo (or red beans & rice for vegetarian groups) to savor during the show. Then, Ben E. Hunter will take you along a musical storytelling journey and exploration of New Orleans’ folklore through his all original music. Each song stitches together a rich tapestry of the unique experiences and perspectives of an artist living in the New Orleans of yesterday and today. Through these soul-stirring songs, and the stories shared throughout, you’ll journey through time and space, touching upon many aspects of the city’s cultural richness, and the deeply varied impacts that Ben, and many others like him have experienced in their lives as New Orleanians. From growing up in the historic Treme, to living through the days of Katrina, and then witnessing the remarkable evolution of the city beyond the storm, Ben’s songs and stories impart a first-hand account that will take you deep into the heart of real-life New Orleans.

Your host

Learn more about Ben & Aminata

Ben & Aminata

Born & raised in New Orleans' richest musical communities, I became a trend-setting performer at cafe Brazil on Frenchmen St. for over a decade prior to Katrina. I went on to perform nationally and locally for the past 20+ years, with 7 studio albums recorded in New Orleans, Jamaica, and L.A., winning several esteemed awards and honors as a modern New Orleans' legend. I’ve headlined at Tipatina, The House of Blues (as one of the first local acts to ever headline HOB), Essence Music Fest, and performed at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest. It's humbling for me to be known as a "local celebrity."

What's included

Food
Gumbo (with rice) or Red Beans & Rice (if vegetarians in your group, please let us know)
Drinks
Bottled water (BYOB!)
Equipment
Bug spray & ceiling fans

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Where you'll be

Private courtyard living is a keystone of old-world New Orleans’ lifestyle and a defining feature of the city’s greatest historic residential architecture. You will be welcomed into this lovely oasis located right in the heart of the 7th Ward, less than one mile from the French Quarter. We are honored to call this beautiful house our home and to host guests here, from all over the world, for uniquely authentic New Orleans’ experiences.

This experience is available starting April 04, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through Friday, April 3rd due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

We will be sitting outside in an enclosed, secure/private, and fully covered outdoor courtyard for the duration of the experience. Be sure to wear weather appropriate clothing.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Ben & Aminata
New Orleans AfroCaribbean Folk Concert
19 reviews
From $73/person
19 reviews
From $73/person