NOLA Sounds: the Neo-Soul of Xeno Moonflower and Nondi

Gearing up for Voodoo Fest? NOLA Sounds is featuring some of the smoothest local talent with Xeno Moonflower and Nondi

by Mary Staes
October 11, 2018

With Voodoo Fest coming up, there’s no shortage of sounds for you to take in the city. The fest highlights lots of national artists, but also gives local ones a chance to shine, too.

Of course, here at Very Local New Orleans, we are always looking to give local artists some shine. That’s what we plan to do at NOLA Sounds, an open mic showcase, featuring two New Orleans talents – singers, Nondi and Xeno Moonflower. Q93 personality Sheba Songz will host the inaugural local artist showcase.

About the artists:

On her second EP, Nondi’s voice sails along in what she calls ‘electro-soul-goddess-pop’.

“Goddess pop is music that is catchy and feels good, but it’s centered in the divine feminine,” she explained. Yaaas. Let’s all tap into our “divine feminine.” We’re ready.

You may have seen Xeno Moonflower in the streets of the French Quarter, where he is powered by his guitar and good vibes. His sounds are surely otherworldly, so after we get into our “divine feminine,” we can reach another plane of divinity.

They’ll both be playing October 25, 6-8 p.m., at the Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center, and best of all, the show is free.

Take a listen to both artists below.

MORE: Click here to check out our exclusive conversation with Nondi about ‘goddess-pop’


Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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