From 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, November 9–10, 2013
Glen David Andrews and John Boutte will be among the performers at the sixth annual Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Nov. 9-10 in Louis Armstrong Park.
Action Jackson will be your emcee for the weekend. Also playing live: singer Robin Barnes and the Original Pinettes Brass Band, among many others. See the full lineup.
New this year: A vegan gumbo contest with celebrity judges (there will be plenty of regular gumbo, too), a special appearance by the LadyFest YeMaYa parade and a "shake your tail feather" dance contest of female dance groups.
All that plus a huge arts market and a constellation of the city's best brass bands.
New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and The NOCCA Institute co-present India’s foremost Kathak dance master, Pandit Chitresh Das, and Emmy award-winning tap star, Jason Samuels Smith, in India Jazz Suites, a unique East-meets-West dance and music event.
India Jazz Suites is a phenomenal partnership between Das and Smith, with live musical accompaniment from three classical Indian musicians and a stellar jazz trio that drives this program. The performance celebrates the stars’ classical Indian Kathak and American-based tap dance styles, and the blending of the two in a blast of incredible speed and power, grace and beauty, epic storytelling and the pure joy of dance.
BateBunda will play in a parade as a celebration of the life of their dear friend and bandmate Tyler Beshears, whose life ended on October 27th. The parade will begin outside of the Mirliton Festival, proceed through some of the Bywater and Marigny, and will end at the Hi-Ho.