Despite a bit of rain on Mardi Gras day, this Carnival season was jam-packed with parades and parties, and OZ was especially lucky to ride in three Muses, Bacchus and Zulu. If you didn't make it down to Mardi Gras this year, check out our photo highlights and live vicariously through WWOZ's revelry!
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On Sunday, March 6, when the Krewe of Bacchus rolls on the Uptown route, parade-goers are in for a cosmopolitan treat. The music emanating from WWOZ's Professor Longhair float will feature music characteristic of Caribbean Carnival, DJed by Allan “Alski” Laskey, host of WWOZ's “The Rhythm Room."
WWOZ met up with Action Jackson, a local DJ and community activist, at his "coming out party" to see how he was preparing to be Grand Marshal for this year's Oshun parade. Find out more about this local music icon who does so much to support New Orleans second line and Mardi Gras Indian culture.
2011 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Several excellent parade schedule resources exist online:
» Nola.com Parade Schedule & News
» WDSU Parade Schedule (Tracker TBA)
» See WWOZ's Mardi Gras coverage from 2010
» See WWOZ's Mardi Gras coverage from 2009