Mardi Gras Indians

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

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

On the pathway: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 08/13/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Indians a-comin' in 2011! Photo by Richie Drouant. 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 ... Read more

The White Eagles: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 08/09/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The White Eagles perform in 1990. Photo by Burt Steel, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive.  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 pag... Read more

The Golden Eagles: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 08/06/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles in 1987. Photo by Burt Steel, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive.  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... Read more

A young Indian: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 07/27/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A young Black Indian of Mardi Gras at the Fairgrounds in the early or mid-1990s. Photo by Ice Cube Slim, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive.  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience... Read more

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