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NOMA at Night feat. Kumasi Afrobeat Orchestra, GAC, and lo tide

Fri, April 14th, 2023 at 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Unwind from the week with NOMA at Night—an evening of music, art, and fun at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

On select Fridays throughout the year, we’re open late so that you can #ExploreNOMA after hours, enjoy special performances and pop-ups, and get creative.

$25 General Admission | $15 for Members


Please note that food and drinks are not included in the ticket price. They are available for purchase directly from our partner vendors.

NOMA at Night Line-Up

Celebrate the exhibition Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club during an evening filled with music and art.

Live Music from Kumasi Afrobeat Orchestra

Lapis Center for the Arts

Kumasi is New Orleans’ own full Afrobeat orchestra. They fell in love with a style of music created over 50 years ago by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, and now they are bringing it to the people of New Orleans. You can expect lots of Fela Kuti tunes and some Afrofunk from ’70s Ghana and Benin, but the majority of Kumasi’s live show features original music stemming from West African concepts, composed to make any crowd move and groove.


DJ Sets from GAC and lo tide

Great Hall

French-Algerian photographer and DJ, GAC is based in New Orleans where she spins her large collection of vinyls around town. Taking inspiration from her own heritage, her musical sets travel from France to North Africa to create eclectic dance floors from Sheila to Fadoul and Les Rita Mistouko.

Curator, producer, and record slinger based in New Orleans, lo tide’s all-vinyl sets meet the moment, threading global rhythms from the International underground. She also loves to dance.

Gallery Talk with Nana Sula

Nana Sula will discuss African spirituality and the power of ancestral traditions in the exhibition Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence & the Mbari Club.


Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000), Market Scene, 1966. Gouache on paper. Chrysler Museum of Art, Museum purchase, 2018.22. © 2022 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Featured Exhibition | Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

On view in the first-floor Ella West Freeman Galleries

Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club explores the connection between African American artist Jacob Lawrence and his contemporaries based in West Africa through the Nigerian publication Black Orpheus. The exhibition features over 125 objects, including Lawrence’s little-known 1964–65 Nigeria series, works by the artists featured in Black Orpheus, archival images, videos, and letters.

Ticketing and Admission

$25 General Admission | $15 for Members

Tickets Available Soon

Please note that food and drinks are not included in the ticket price. They are available for purchase directly from our partner vendors.

Additional Credits

Mahmoud Chouki

NOMA is pleased to work with internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist and composer Mahmoud Chouki, who is organizing musical performances for each NOMA at Night program in collaboration with museum staff.

Thank You to Our Supporters

NOMA at Night is supported in part by grant funds from the Azby Fund; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.



Fri, April 14th, 2023
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA, 70119