Mardi Gras Indians

Big Chief Tyrone Casby: Jazz Fest Flashback

Thu, 04/25/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Big Chief Tyrone Casby of the Mohawk Hunters Black Indians of Mardi Gras shares what it's like to mask at Jazz Fest, why the Indians are present at the Fairgrounds, and more in this Jazz Fest Flashback.  Read more

Annual Easter Mardi Gras Indian Award Competition and Easter Dinner

Mon, 04/15/19
Winners in all Indian gang/tribe positions to be determined by judges, award ceremony to follow. Open invitation to participate: Uptown - Downtown - West Bank Mardi Gras Indians Please come out to support the Mardi Gras Indian Culture! Doors open at 3p Competition starts a... Read more

Yellow Jackets: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 04/15/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Yellow Jackets Mardi Gras Indians at Jazz Fest in 1980. 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

**POSTPONED** Downtown Super Sunday

Tue, 03/19/19
**POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER** We will update this page with further info when we get it.   There are three Super Sunday Mardi Gras celebrations that happen each year-- Uptown, Downtown, and Westbank. Super Sunday is an annual gathering of Mardi Gras Indian Tribes celebrati... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian parade: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 03/17/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A Mardi Gras Indian parade on a sunny day at Jazz Fest in 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 ... Read more

Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 03/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Bo Dollis and The Wild Magnolias hit the stage. 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 Jaz... Read more

The Radiators Celebrate 40 Years: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 03/18/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Radiators Celebrate 40 Years at the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage on May 6, 2018. Photo by Marc PoKempner. 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... Read more

Young Messiah Hunters step out

Sun, 03/03/19
2018 was the first Mardi Gras for the Young Messiah Hunters, led by Big Chief Dump (Keelian Boyd Sr.). The black masking Indians of New Orleans, commonly known as Mardi Gras Indians, comprise a diverse group that is always evolving. Some participants are born into it, whil... Read more

Queen Shirley Goodman homecoming

Tue, 02/19/19
Queen Shirley Goodman of the Flaming Arrows tribe passed away in December 2018 and this video shows a few moments of her homecoming celebration. Goodman was a beloved mainstay of the 7th Ward community, involved in both Mardi Gras Indian and Baby Doll groups. After the fune... Read more

Wild Mohicans: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 02/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Wild Mohicans at Jazz Fest on April 29, 2017. 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, plu... Read more

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