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The Funky Story







Bougainvillea Productions and the Soul Project NOLA have partnered to bring
you “FunkyUncle.Live,” a weekly webcast featuring New Orleans Musicians playing live to raise money for all members of the entertainment community in New Orleans who are in need.

Starting Friday April 3, 2020, we have presented weekly shows every Friday night at 7pm raising money for musician and gig worker Covid Relief. We continue this music stream every week, presenting a live performance from the shelter of the one of a kind Mardi Gras’ float, the Funky Uncle Lounge.

Combined with musician interviews and outreach news in the vein of Soul Train or the Midnight Special, the hour and a half program streams on this website, Facebook Live, Youtube, and Twitch raising money through virtual donations, sponsorships and the sale of live Frenchy paintings. The resulting fund, The Funk Fund, is distributed to musicians and entertainment workers impacted economically or medically by COVID-19.

Frenchy’s work with FFFU since April has been monumental in our fundraising. Each piece perfectly captures the spirit of the Funky Uncle performances. We are an organization dedicated to helping members of the New Orleans music and entertainment community during a global pandemic through two major pieces of New Orleans culture: music and art.

On our 2nd anniversary, April 6, 2022, we held our last livestream. We have since transitioned to live events. All of our profits and operations go to musicians and gig workers.

Our work is evolving into a music museum. See The Louisiana Music and Heritage Experience, Inc. 501(c), at 


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