The newest album by New Orleans funk powerhouse Dumpstaphunk is likely the most timely, powerful and politically pointed of their career.

Where Do We Go From Here is the group’s first album in seven years, and arrives at a time when recent events have drawn greater attention to inequity and injustice — making the album even more sharply relevant.

Among the record’s highlights are the title track, first released last August to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the single Justice 2020 — featuring Chali 2na and Trombone Shorty — which was released on the eve of the presidential election and became an unofficial anthem of the social justice movement.

Dumpstaphunk is led by the accomplished singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ivan Neville. Though he has performed often with his family in the highly revered Neville Brothers, he soon established himself as a go-to studio and touring musician. With his cousin Ian Neville, they formed this diverse jam band in the early 2000s and have now released four studio albums.

Neville joined us in the Gumbo Kitchen for a conversation.