Voodooville: A Celebration of New Orleans. Ask 20 people how to define the music of New Orleans and you ll get 30 answers. It could be jazz, funk, soul, Cajun or Creole or gospel, Caribbean, African, Zydeco, rock or the chants and stirring rhythms of Mardi Gras Indians. In creating this album, New Orleans native Michelle Jacques (and some very special friends) took these influences and a few more, all stirred into this stewpot of musical gumbo that s sweet, spicy, aromatic and definitely intoxicating. Any Chelle! & Friends performance is like Mardi Gras itself an unforgettable experience. And this DVD is no exception, with swamp pop classics such as Hey Pocky Way and Wang Dang Doodle followed by perhaps the most amazing version of Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans ever recorded a song far more poignant in light of recent events. From that depth of emotion, we re lifted up with Fire Water and See You Later, Alligator before the title track, which emphasizes There ain t no getting out of Voodooville, with the infectious rhythms and mystic images that still haunt the Vieux Carre. Despite its name, Pearly Gates is anything but gospel, and concludes the album like a glass of fine cognac after a great meal. About this Disk. In creating this special audio DVD, producers JJ Jenkins and George Petersen began with the purity of the original recordings, blending them into an experience that wraps the listener in a rich 360° soundfield you ll want to hear over and over, while avoiding the clichés of surround sound production. Don t expect a sterile, fixed front soundfield with a bit of rear ambience or whirling, ping-ponged sounds designed more for speaker demos than musical enjoyment. Voodooville: A Celebration of New Orleans is a party a joyous celebration that starts each time you play this DVD. The disk is in the standard video DVD format playable on any DVD player but with still live performance images accompanied by a choice of three soundtracks (5.1 surround sound in Dolby Digital or DTS formats) and an uncompressed 24-bit stereo PCM track of the original master recording exactly as heard in the studio. In doing so, the producers sidestepped the lure of releasing the music on a specialty format du jour, instead opting for the universality of a standard DVD-Video disk. Enjoy this anywhere!