The History of the Creole Wild West "as told by themselves," is only part of an evening that will feature a performance by the oldest Mardi Gras Indian tribe, followed by a panel discussion with members that will be moderated by Dr. Bruce Raeburn of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University. The performance and discussion will be held 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19th, 2008, at The Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette Street.
The evening's festivities will be recorded for an ongoing oral history project and is presented in partnership with the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council, the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago, and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, please contact Brian Boyles at (504) 620-2632. Space is limited and admission is $5, free to LEH members and students.