Arcade Fire Rework Classic New Orleans Track “Iko Iko”

Regine Chassagne and Win Butler of Arcade Fire team up with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne have teamed up with a host of New Orleans musicians in a new video for a re-working of the Mardi Gras classic ‘Iko Iko’.

The pair joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Haitian roots revivalists Lakou Mizik and Mardi Gras Indian band, 79rs Gang, to celebrate in the streets of New Orleans and Haiti for the re-interpretation entitled ‘Iko Kreyòl’.

And what a video it is! Filmed in the French Quarter of New Orleans, it focusses on the newly formed  Krewe du Kanaval festival. This festival celebrates the Indian chief heritage of the city.

 Arcade Fireare celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut album ‘Funeral’.

A tease of the new composition can be heard this Tuesday on NIGHTS on NEXT with Jayce Flaxman.