Mardi Gras Indians

Interview: Spy Boy Charlie Tenner

Tue, 10/01/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Spy Boy Charlie Tenner of Comanche Hunters. Spy Boy Charlie shares the differences between the Indians masking now and those "back in the day," who often had weapons as part of their suits, the job of a Sp... Read more

Interview: Spy Boy Ricky Getteridge

Sat, 09/21/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Spy Boy Ricky Getteridge. They discuss coming up at 2008 Marigny St. (home of the Monogram Hunters in the 1960s), his first time masking with the Yellow Pocahontas under Big Chief Tootie Montana, the diffe... Read more

Interview: Ronald W. Lewis

Thu, 08/15/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson talks with Ronald W. Lewis, founder of the Original Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club, and director of the House of Dance & Feathers in the Lower 9th Ward. Lewis shares his experiences masking in the 1980s and 1990s, wha... Read more

Big Chief Juan & Jockimo's Groove: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 08/31/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A young drummer with Big Chief Juan & Jockimo's Groove at Jazz Fest on May 4, 2019. Photo by Jamell Tate. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, ... Read more

Action Jackson: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 08/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Action Jackson at Jazz Fest in 2012. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, plus more ce... Read more

Amazing beadwork: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 08/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
On day 2 of Jazz Fest 2016. Photo by Eli Mergel. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, plus more celebration of the bi... Read more

Indian on the infield: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 08/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
On the infield on day 2 of Jazz Fest 2016. Photo by Eli Mergel. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, plus more celebr... Read more

Young Magnolias: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 08/16/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Young Magnolias in 2018. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, plus more celebration of... Read more

Mohawk Hunters: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 08/15/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Mohawk Hunters in 2019. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, plus more celebration of ... Read more

Beadwork: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 08/14/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Black Indians of Mardi Gras beadwork in the Cultural Exchange Pavilion in 2012. Photo by Bill Sasser. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all ... Read more

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