What it means: Anba Dlo (Pronounced “Ahnbah Dlo”) is Haitian Kreyol for “Beneath the Waters” and is meant to acknowledge and honor the importance of water to our life.
Levee, Levee, Levee is borrowed from a sacred Haitian Kreyol song, meaning, "Wake up”
Anba Dlo is a great time for all but it's not just about the revelry, it's a way to learn and also to help support the economic revitalization of neglected downtown neighborhoods and to assist residents by providing helpful and necessary programs and services.
12 noon to 4 p.m. Water Symposium (free to the public with a free light lunch while supplies last) Two panels of experts will discuss among other subjects, a bold audacious plan to reroute the river in order to save the coastline. Pulitzer Prize winner, Bob Marshall will moderate. Further info to follow.
6 p.m. Halloween Costume Parade (open to the public), led by the Radical Faeries, 6 women’s marching club and at least one men’s!
7 p.m. 6 women’s marching clubs arrives at the New Orleans Healing Center.
7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live Music – 15 Bands & 3 DJs–other performers, including burlesque, acrobats, dancers, interactive experiences, food, art, multi-media interactive art installations, live and silent auction, psychic readers to see into the future, Crossroads vintage and art market, costume contest with prizes, Midnight Vodou Ceremony to invoke the mermaid spirit of the deep waters with unveiling of a water sculpture, and live and silent auction.
12:00 midnight – 12:30: Vodou invocation of Lasien, the Mermaid Spirit of the Deep Waters and unveiling of mermaid fountain sculpture by John Herasymiuk