We're happy to share our Song Around The World version of the New Orleans classic and Mardi Gras favorite, "Iko Iko." This song features Dr. John in one of his last known recordings, along with the Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart and New Orleans' luminaries Ivan Neville, Donald Harrison, and George Porter, Jr. — taking you from the Congo to Congo Square.
This special supporters only version also features Drum Dialogue—a mini documentary that explores drums as not only the heartbeat of song but the heartbeat of communication throughout much of the world.
Written By:James Crawford, Barbara Hawkins, Rosa Hawkins and Joan Johnson
Music Produced by: Mark Johnson and Kentyah Fraser
Afro Fiesta: Vocals and guitar Bill Kreutzmann: Drums Bizung Family Band: Talking drum and dance Congo Square Nation: Vocals and percussion Donald Harrison: Vocals and saxophone Dr. John: Vocals and piano George Porter, Jr.: Bass Ivan Neville: Vocals and organ La Escuelita del Ritmo: Percussion Mickey Hart: Beam MishCatt: Vocals Peter Bunetta: Drums Playing For Change Foundation: Djembe Roberto Luti: Electric guitar TPOK Jazz: Horns Mbonda Tempelo: Dance