Mardi Gras Indians

Video: Uptown Super Sunday 2023

Mon, 03/20/23
Scenes from Uptown Super Sunday on March 19, 2023! The Mardi Gras Indians were out on the streets to show their amazing art, accompanied by Baby Dolls, second line dancers, and brass bands. This annual event is centered around A.L. Davis Park at the corner of Washington Ave... Read more

Video: 9th Ward Black Hatchets on Mardi Gras Day 2023

Tue, 02/28/23
Early Mardi Gras morning, the 9th Ward Black Hatchets assembled at the house of Big Chief Dowee Robair where he leads them in the "Indian Red" prayer while introducing, one by one, several Queens (Big and Little), two Spy Boys, two Wild Men, and two Medicine Men. They then ... Read more

St. Joseph's Night

Wed, 02/22/23
At sunset on March 19, the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans don their elaborate suits of beads and feathers in neighborhoods throughout New Orleans and play out ritual confrontations with song and dance. Below is video from St. Joseph's Night 2019, as multiple tribes me... Read more

Video: Sounds Like Carnival 2023

Mon, 02/13/23
New Orleans has about 100 official and unofficial parades every year during carnival season, as well as special concerts and events. Last weekend, WWOZ's videographer went to seven of these and here are some excerpts of what he saw. The music ranged from New Orleans brass t... Read more

Big Chief Darryl Montana's 50th year of masking

Thu, 01/05/23

Big Chief Tootie Montana Day

Thu, 01/05/23

West Fest: Westbank Super Sunday

Mon, 12/05/22
Algiers Warriors Spy Boy Troy Young on Super Sunday 2016 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee] Read more

Uptown Super Sunday

Mon, 12/05/22
There are three Super Sunday Mardi Gras celebrations that happen each year. Super Sunday is an annual gathering of Mardi Gras Indian Tribes celebrating their heritage and culture in a magnificent display of hand-sewn suits, singing, dancing and chanting. The festival is fre... Read more

House of Dance & Feathers Grand Reopening

Mon, 11/28/22
On behalf of Charlotte "Minnie" Lewis, the Neighborhood Story Project invites you to the reopening of the House of Dance & Feathers, the beloved community-based museum was founded by her husband, the late Ronald W. Lewis in 2003. The space, located at 1317 Tupelo Street in ... Read more

All Saints Day Commemoration

Fri, 10/28/22
The Backstreet Cultural Museum presents the 23rd annual All Saints' Day Commemoration on Tuesday, November 1 at Broadside (600 N. Broad St.). Free entry.  This year's honorees include Big Chief Ray "Hatchet" Blazio of the Wild Apache, Big CHief Keelian "Dump" Boyd of the Y... Read more

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