9th Annual Salute to the Mardi Gras Indians

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Published on: February 12th, 2009
Big Chief Darryl Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas
Big Chief Darryl Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas

On Tuesday Feb 17th from 11 am to 2 pm there will be a special three hour show dedicated to the Mardi Gras Indians. Joining show host Tom Morgan, will be author, poet and former WWOZ show host, John Sinclair. The show will include rare late fifties recordings of the "Red, White and Blue," a taped interview with Big Chief Tootie Montana, Jelly Roll Morton's Library of Congress recordings with him talking about Indian culture at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Stopping by will be Big Chief Juan of the Golden Comanches and David Montana of the Yellow Pochanotas. John Driver will also stop by to talk about the Mardi Gras Indian event his is producing for Mardi Gras afternoon in the Marigny.

Also included will be recordings made last year from the Mardi Gras Indian practice at Handa Wanda's and rare and new recordings from Tom and John's collection. This year we hope to have visits from Indian gangs during the show and much more. That's a very special Tuesday New Orleans Music Show on Feb. 17th. Tune in and learn more about the Mardi Gras Indians and their historical place in New Orleans Carnival.

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great show!

Hey Tom... I am bereft that I missed this show. Will it be archived? Can I hear it somehow?


Go to <a href="http://tlmorgan.com">tlmorgan.com</a> and then click on 2009 WWOZ Mardi Gras Indian Show. It will be up for the next two weeks.


This was one of the best shows I've had the privilege of being in the broadcast booth for. Having David Montana, Aldo Andrews, Juan Pardo, Quint Davis, John Sinclair (!) and of course Tom in the room was absolutely fantastic. Talk about a mountain of knowledge being dropped on the 'OZ nation...

The Mardi Gras is so entertaining doesn't matter wherever they are held. Awesome.

wow very cool thanks very interesting

Tom, I have a version of Bourbon Street Parade that includes David Montana.I believe U may be interested in this track as I will attempt to deliver one to U. Please let me know where to deliver….

Ceasar Elloie


Put it in an envelope with my name on it and put it in my box at the radio station, please and thanks a lot.


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