Watcha Gonna Do? Posted 4-13-11

Watcha Gonna Do?

Posted 4-13-11

PHOTOS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!!

Magical Madge at Red's Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Magical Madge at Red's Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

What’s going on in and around Clarksdale and/or Coahoma County…and beyond! (VIDEO WITH POST!)

Juke Joint Festival 2011 has finally arrived! There is great anticipation for this multi-faceted event in Clarksdale. The festival coordinators describe the festival as “Half Blues Fest, Half Small-Town Fair and All About The Delta!.” Events start taking place around Clarksdale as early as Tuesday, April 12 and will continue through Sunday, April 17. Roger Stolle of CATHEAD and Nan Hughes of Pharr Brothers Advertising have been working tirelessly to make sure this is a successful event for everyone.

Click on the JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL EVENTS below for an up-to-date list of everything going on. We have listed below a few events we think are noteworthy and worth checking out. However, we will be trying to attend everything. Yeah, right!!! Impossible.

REMEMBER, The Delta Bohemian will have a TENT during the festival on Saturday so drop by to say hello! The Clark House will be sharing a spot with us. PLUS we will be doing water demonstrations on the half hour and we will hand out free glasses of KANGEN Water™. Come lounge around a be bohemian with us.

BOHEMIAN SCENES: check out this week’s collection of photos taken out and about including the Photography Exhibit Opening at the Delta Blues Museum of the outstanding book MISSISSIPPI: STATE OF BLUES by Photographer Ken Murphy and Writer Scott Barretta. The Delta Bohemian picked up a copy of this outstanding book and enjoyed an evening spent with Ken and Scott.

The Delta Bohemian’s also paid a visit to 308 Blues Club in Indianola and met the very fine Mario Strong, his wife Maegan and his gentle father, Lemorris Strong, along with several more fine folks.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO.


 

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL EVENTS
April 14-17

Juke Joint Festival 2011 - Clarksdale, MS: the heart of the Mississippi Delta

Juke Joint Festival 2011 - Clarksdale, MS: the heart of the Mississippi Delta

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Wednesday, April 13 – 8pm
New Roxy Pre-Festival Kickoff Party
363 Issaquena
Live music by 19th St Red
Click HERE for more information.

New Roxy Theater in Clarksdale, MS - the heart of the Mississippi Delta

New Roxy Theater in Clarksdale, MS - the heart of the Mississippi Delta

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Wednesday, April 13
Delta Blues Museum Welcoming Reception
The band includes Habib Koite (the Malian superstar) and Afei Bocoum
Acoustic Africa: From Mali to Mississippi

AND

Thursday, April 14
Coahoma Community College
Acoustic Africa at the Pinnacle
7 pm
Featuring internationally acclaimed
HABIB KOITE & AFEL BOCOUM
It’s FREE!!!!!

A quote from a friend of The Delta Bohemian about this unique duo he saw in New York City recently:
“Just saw Habib Koite and Afel Bocoum in the Acoustic Africa performance at BBKings in NYC last night. It was one of the best musical nights I’ve ever had. When we created the Acoustic Africa CD, I didn’t really anticipate how the music would come to life in such a powerful way.”
Dan Storper, Founder/CEO Putumayo World Music

Habib Koite & Afel bocoum: Acoustic Africa

Habib Koite and Afel Bocoum: Acoustic Africa

ACOUSTIC AFRICA featuring internationally acclaimed Habib Koite and Afel Bocoum at Coahoma Community College

ACOUSTIC AFRICA featuring internationally acclaimed Habib Koite and Afel Bocoum at Coahoma Community College


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Thursday, April 14
The Gordon Gallery
The Juke Joint Show
233 Delta, 6-9pm

The Juke Joint Show at the Gordon Gallery in Clarksdale, MS.

The Juke Joint Show at the Gordon Gallery in Clarksdale, MS.

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Thursday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m., at the Clarksdale Sound Stage
313 Issaquena
Singers and instrumentalists from Coahoma County can audition for

the Kathryn Graham/Juke Joint/Miss Del’s Music Scholarship.
The winner will be announced at the Juke Joint Festival on Saturday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m.
at Ground Zero Blues Club during a performance by the Berklee Mississippi Exchange Band.
Email [email protected] to reserve an audition spot.
READ MORE ABOUT IT ON ALLEN’S BERKLEE BLOGS

Berklee blogs with Allen Bush with Berklee College of Music

Berklee blogs with Allen Bush with Berklee College of Music

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Friday, April 15
WELCOME HOME AUSSIE DAY
5:30 pm
Clarksdale Bank Building
Honored Guest Australian John Henshall
All International Guests are welcome.
Live Music TBA

Historic Bank of Clarksdale building on East Second Street in Clarksdale, MS - the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Historic Bank of Clarksdale building on East Second Street in Clarksdale, MS - the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

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Quapaw Canoe Company
Plantawish – plant a new tree along the banks of the Sunflower River
Paddling on the Sunflower River – Wednesday-Saturday, 9-4
Quapaw Canoe River Stage – check it out!
For more information about events at Quapaw, visit their website and click on the Juke Joint Festival logo!

Quapaw Canoe Company in Clarksdale, MS - the heart of the Mississippi Delta

Quapaw Canoe Company in Clarksdale, MS - the heart of the Mississippi Delta

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HOPSON COMMISSARY
Monday nights: Acoustic music with Ronnie and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres!

HAMBONE ART GALLERY
Tuesdays: live blues or roots music. beginning at 7pm

MADIDI RESTAURANT
Wednesdays: live music by Alphonso Sanders 6-8pm

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BOHEMIAN SCENES


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Comments

  1. Gordon Yamamoto says:

    Loved this group of photos depicting friends from near and far. Having been to 308 Blues Club during the day, I’m now inspired to check it out on my upcoming trip! Can’t wait to get to town!

    ~YAMO, Y’ ALL !!

    • Yamo….thanks for the feedback. We post up photos every week while out and about.
      you headed thisaway yet? You know we’ve got to get a shot of you while you are here!

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