Price: $12

Get this stylish cotton t-shirt or tank top featuring a drummer in full flow during the gorgeous and obscure Santiago de Cuba Carnival captured by the renowned New Orleans photographer Christopher Porche West. The drummer is beating the tambor grande on his knees as they pause along their parade march through the street. Christopher Porsche West captures the moment which we’ve put onto a shirt so the world can see some of what’s cooking on an island still filled with sonic secrets. The white shirt features the Congaman photo on the front and Blue Throat Productions on the back in blue.


Price: $12

Get this great Melodius Thunk Bird Man Cuban Conga shirt. This cotton tank top or t-shirt was designed by painter/cartoonist Rachel Stopello and features her vision of the flight of sound from one of the drummers in the great Invasion Parade of Santiago de Cuba. The shirt says “Cuba” on the back in turquoise and makes a unique addition to anyone’s wardrobe.


Price: $10

All proceeds from the Hot 8 Live at Sweet Lorraine’s album are being donated to a fund set up for Dinneral’s 10 year old son D.J.

1. Hot 8 Got Fiya (7:00)
2. Dr. Rackle (The Fine Tuner) (8:21)
3. Roll to the Calliope (7:54)
4. Kickin’ It Live (7:20)
5. Word On The Street (7:13)
6. Do It Fluid (6:59)
7. Crackhouse (7:12)
8. That Old Rugged Cross (3:52)
Bonus Track – University Soundcheck
9. Feet Don’t Fail Me Now (5:00)
Bonus Track – University Soundcheck,
1/1/06 Secondline Drum Track


Price: $20

All on a Mardi Gras Day is the story of New Orleans’ black carnival traditions: the Zulus, Indians, Baby Dolls, Skeletons and the men and women who carried on these traditions for over a century.

This one hour documentary was originally aired nationally on PBS stations, and received the Louisiana Filmmaker Award at the New Orleans Film Festival. Set to the beat of classic New Orleans music from Professor Longhair, the Meters, Dr. John, Earl King and the Wild Magnolias, this film has become a carnival tradition of its’ own.