Mardi Gras Indians

West Fest: Westbank Super Sunday

Sat, 04/23/22
Algiers Warriors Spy Boy Troy Young on Super Sunday 2016 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee] Read more

Video: Downtown Super Sunday 2022

Tue, 04/12/22
The Circle of Chiefs 10th Annual "Indian Cha WA" Downtown Super Sunday was held on April 10 and featured tribes from all over the city. The procession of intricate bead work, feathers and harmonious drumming and chants started at Orleans & Moss (Bayou St. John) and traveled... Read more

Downtown Super Sunday

Wed, 03/30/22
The Circle of Chiefs 10th Annual "Indian Cha WA" Downtown Super Sunday will be held April 10th at 12pm. Featuring the New Creation Brass Band, Pigeon Town Steppers, The Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls, Preservation Hall, Kid’s Nation and more! The procession of intricat... Read more

Video: Super Sunday 2022

Mon, 03/21/22
It was a beautiful afternoon for Uptown Super Sunday, starting at A.L. Davis Park. These are just a few of the highlights of the Black Masking Indians who were out to celebrate their heritage and culture. Before parading, Creole Wild West Big Chief Howard Miller poured liba... Read more

St. Joseph's Night

Wed, 03/16/22
At sunset on March 19, the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans don their elaborate suits of beads and feathers in neighborhoods throughout New Orleans and play out ritual confrontations with song and dance. Below is video from St. Joseph's Night 2019, as multiple tribes me... Read more

Video: Monogram Hunters celebrate life of Spyboy Greg

Tue, 02/08/22
On Sunday, the Monogram Hunters celebrated the life of Spyboy Gregory Sellers at the First & Last Stop Bar in the 7th Ward. He was a longtime Mardi Gras Indian spyboy who taught the ins and outs of the position to scores of compatriots and rivals in New Orleans. He died Feb... Read more

Lecture: The Life and Legacy of Big Chief Tootie Montana

Tue, 12/21/21
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present a Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture on January 6, 2022, “The Life and Legacy of Big Chief Tootie Montana” at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center at 1225 N. Rampart Street. Free and open to the public, this le... Read more

Video: Big Chief Kevin Goodman's birthday

Mon, 12/13/21
Indians a-comin' to Mardi Gras 2022! WWOZ was on hand as Big Chief Kevin Goodman celebrated his birthday on December 4 in Chalmette. An impromptu practice broke out as the Flaming Arrows members were joined by other Black Masking Indians to celebrate Goodman's birthday and ... Read more

Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund app deadline

Tue, 07/20/21
CLICK HERE TO APPLY The Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund is a statewide relief fund to support Louisiana musicians who have lost income amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More About the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund Here. The purpose of this grant is to aid Louisiana B... Read more

Interview: Big Chief James of Young Brave Hunters

Tue, 05/18/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Big Chief James of the Young Brave Hunters talks to Action Jackson about how the tribe was created, how he tried to lead by example during the pandemic, why his suits are made with flat patches, and more. Hear it all in the player below: Read more

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