Mardi Gras: "What is Ya Ka May?"

yakamayth.jpg Rick Farman, whom I first met as the guy behind mega music fests Outside Lands and Bonnaroo, shares a fun, Mardi Gras-themed video with us today from the "modern New Orleans funk" band Galactic. We've featured them before on Boing Boing TV. I caught their set at Outside Lands with Russell Porter. The funk was so thick you could scoop it up with a spatula.

Rick says, "Galactic just released an incredible new record. This video piece really sums up the project well."

Ya-Ka-May (or yaka mein) is the name of a traditional soup enjoyed in New Orleans, as the video explains, and it is also the name of the band's new album. The band's on Twittah.

Video Link: What is Ya Ka May? (duration 5:00, YouTube)

Previously: "Boing Boing TV—Galactic's Modern New Orleans Funk with Xeni and Russell"