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Kinetika Bloco youth group and the Voodoo Brass Band of London in the NOLA Fest / Make Music Day UK “2018 New Orleans Tricentennial Parade” in Central London.

Kinetika Bloco youth group and the Voodoo Brass Band of London in the NOLA Fest / Make Music Day UK “2018 New Orleans Tricentennial Parade” in Central London.


Speed Up the TV, producers of NOLA Fest, create cultural events designed to unite communities at the family level through creating, working and celebrating together. We are developing a scalable model, driven by data and science, that can be applied to many disciplines and used by anyone, anywhere, to foster solidarity with the arts and culture.

This arts and culture solidarity project is only one part of a larger system designed to establish a fundamental shift in a community’s perception of inclusion, and eradicate an “us vs. them” view of others by changing who “we” are.

Speed Up the TV are a for-profit production group that incorporates these unification techniques into the events we help create.


NOLA French Connection Brass Band playing at the Hôtel Le Marois in Paris

NOLA French Connection Brass Band playing at the Hôtel Le Marois in Paris

Battle of the bands at the entrance to Hays Galleria in London.

Battle of the bands at the entrance to Hays Galleria in London.

NOLA French Connection Brass Band at the Petit Palais in Paris.

NOLA French Connection Brass Band at the Petit Palais in Paris.


 

Previous Partners and Clients Include:

2018 Make Music Day UK - London: Co-Produced, co-designed, co-managed and delivered a New Orleans second line parade and five concert productions in the heart of London for a New Orleans Tricentennial celebration.

Arranged music for the event theme song Bring Me Sunshine for British concert bands, small-ensemble brass bands and large mixed ensembles.

2017 Mairie de Paris (with the France-Louisiane Association): Co-designed event to honor the Governor and Lt. Governor of Louisiana at the Mairie de Paris for the Paris Mayor’s Office.

2017 US Embassy (with the France-Louisiane Association) - Paris: Co-designed, co-produced and managed the France-Louisiane Association and US Embassy New Orleans Tricentennial celebration at the Hôtel de Talleyrand.

2017 Champs-Élysées Film Festival - Paris: Designed two second line parades and multiple Louisiana Parties and events for the two-week festival. Venues included the Publicis Groupe rooftop at the Arc de Triomphe, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre Gaumont Marignan the Petit Palais and two walking parades along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.