Traditionally, on St. Joseph's Night, the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans are out in the neighborhoods across the city participating in rituals with long histories. The spirit of St. Joseph's Night lives on this year.
Below is video from St. Joseph's Night 2019, as multiple tribes met in the 7th Ward. Among those shown are Big Chief Kevin Goodman of the Flaming Arrows, Big Chief Dump of the Young Maasai Hunters, and members of the 7th Ward Hunters.
And in this player, hear the new interview with Samolian Warriors' Big Chief Wham as he gets on the phone with Action Jackson to discuss the tribes he's been a part of over the decades, how long it takes to make a suit, how the Mardi Gras Indian experience has changed over the years, and more.