Nola is the short "word" for New Orleans, LA. and the person here with words ofpraise about this city in Louisiana, is Chuck Perkins. He is the Poet Laureate of the Mississippi River metropolis. In his spokenword art, he combines an evil look inside with sometimes breathtaking speed. The local press wrote: ' He recites poetry like a prize fighter who's still struggling for a knockout punch.' Chuck Perkins is accompanied on this CD by his band, Voices of the Big Easy, which fuses poetry with various musical genres. The baldheaded Jazzpoet attracts many musical talents from the city like a magnet bringing together what New Orleans is known for: local jazz musicians, African drummers, Latin dancers, poets, Mardi Gras Indians, singers, but also internationally celebrated musicians such as Trombone Shorty, Wayne Shorter and Umar Hassan of the Last Poets.