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Embrace the Culture

Wednesday July 8th, at 2pm, we are taking of the City of New Orleans Embrace the Culture Instagram page, with a live streamed music set from the House of Blues. Tune in on IG, or on Facebook via The Fillmore New Orleans!

Covid-19 cancelations

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, all our upcoming events have been cancelled through the Summer. Please make sure you stay tuned by following us on Facebook ( and Instagram (@hipdropdontstop) to keep up with new info regarding live streams, and hopefully rescheduled events for the Fall.

Wednesday at the Square

Look who’s coming back to YLC’s Wednesday at the Square series in April opening for Anders Osborne! Find us April 8th at Lafayette Square in Downtown New Orleans.

Jazz Fest

We are thrilled to be part of the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival lineup. See the whole lineup here:

Film Fest Reception

We are excited to play an intimate show at the reception party for the New Orleans Film Fest for Music Supers, Filmmakers and Musicians tonight! 7-9pm, at the XRM VIP Lounge. Acoustic and Unplugged!

Music Supervisors + Musicians + Filmmakers Reception


We are back at Portside Lounge tonight, Friday Sept. 20th!



We’re at Tipitina’s last Free Fridays of the season Tonight with Cowboy Mouth. Can’t make the show in person? Live stream it here!


Go check out the newest release of Boog City Magazine, with music reviews by Todd Cirillo! Read what he had to say about us on page 43!

“…Having just released their brand new single, Day Too Long, they are riding a wave of incredible reviews and publicity for their particularly unique contribution to the New Orleans music scene. This band provides a pre-party soundtrack to any evening. It is that first sip of a cold drink, that first step onto the dance floor and the pure excitement of the entire evening ahead of you. With a tasty blend of New Orleans funk, Calypso, and Soca beats from Trinidad to Ska and Reggae from Jamaica. Think pop/rock/island Talking Heads, early No Doubt and Vampire Weekend. Daria & the Hip Drops are adding the newest
dimension to New Orleans music in the oldest of ways by bringing their musical ingredients to the Northernmost Caribbean city all while soaking up the swamp sounds of this town.
The band is built around singer-songwriter and steel drum player, Daria Dzurik and bass guitarist, arranger, Graham Robinson, along with a guitarist and drummer. They perform with intensity and elation that inspires one to move your body. There are no bad days while listening to Daria & the Hip Drops. I was fortunate enough to be present as they crafted a future New Orleans Carnival classic, blending the road songs of Trinidad with the Sunday second-line culture of New Orleans. The band has been playing in New Orleans since 2010 and has released two albums along with their latest single. Daria says that having her creations come alive onstage and watching the audience fall in love with the songs are her biggest joy.”


WWL Interview

Did you make it up in time for The Morning Show on WWL TV with Sheba Turk?! Catch the interview here.

New Tune New Vid!

Thanks Offbeat Magazine for premiering our newest single and music video “Day Too Long”. See the whole article here!

“With an original mixture of alternative pop, funk and caribbean influence, Daria & The Hip Drops have been gaining recognition for some time now. Today (July 9), the band is premiering the music video for “Day Too Long,” reminding everyone of their influences and what their style means for New Orleans music.

“Lively, upbeat and energetic are a few words that I would use to describe the band’s sound,” said the band’s effervescent frontwoman, vocalist, pannist and keyboardist Daria Dzurik. “Genres like calypso and funk are a big influence in our playing and songwriting, but we like to record more true to traditional rock and pop. I love reggae, rocksteady, soca, dancehall, calypso and ska, but this is not that. I don’t know that I could even pull that off. But I listen to one of those genres everyday, so I think bits of that come through when putting songs together, and of course the fact that steel pan is my main instrument swings the sound a certain way.”

Along with a bricolage sound constructed from myriad surrounding styles, Daria & The Hip Drops wear their indebtedness to New Orleans funk on their sleeves–or their name, rather. Naming themselves after the “Hip Drop” song and dance, which was created by the New Orleans-based funk band The Explosions in the ’60s, Daria & The Hip Drops hope to highlight the mix of funk and Caribbean sounds found in New Orleans.

The video for “Day Too Long” depicts the band having fun at Courtyard Brewery–dancing on an old car, playing dominoes and embodying their own brand of carefree funk/pop. “I wrote the lyrical theme about challenges being faced in everyday life, but having song and power of singing together as a tool of unity to try and power through tough times,” explained Dzurik. “Hence our lyrics: If your day seems too long, sing, sing a song with me. I, I believe that you will see along, they try and keep you down, but they can’t take your song.”