Listen: Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne to reimagine the classic track ‘Iko Iko’

To gear up for the upcoming event Krewe du Kanaval

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne have once again come together to create a collaboration for New Orleans’ Krewe du Kanaval, so they have reimagined the classic track “Iko Iko.”

Butler and Chassagne have teamed up with Haitian artist Lakou Mizik, 79rs Gang, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for “Iko Kreyòl,” which shines a new light on the Mardi Gras classic “Iko Iko.” “In this retelling, Lakou Mizik and 79rs Gang trade off new verses in Haitian Kreyol and English that celebrate the epic cultural reunion of Hairi and New Orleans,” a press statement explains.

Listen to “Iko Kreyòl” below.
 

 
Krewe du Kanaval is a free event that’s set to take place on Friday, February 22nd in Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans.