Mardi Gras Indians

Downtown Super Sunday

Tue, 03/19/19
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 celebrating their heritage and culture in a magnificent display of hand-sewn suits, singing, dancing ... 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

Interview: Big Chief Kito of Seminole Mardi Gras Indians

Sat, 12/08/18
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, hear Action Jackson's interview with Big Chief Kito of the Seminole Mardi Gras Indians. Find out why he steps out alone, what it's like coming out of a limousine on St. Joseph's Night, what it was like masking in the 1980s, and much mo... Read more

Video: 9th Ward Hunters practice 2018

Sat, 09/08/18
With less than 6 months to go to Mardi Gras, here's a brief look back at Carnival 2018, as Big Chief Thomas "Bo" Dean of the Cheyenne Hunters invades the Mardi Gras Indian 9th Ward Hunters practice for a verbal battle with Big Chief Romeo Bougere of the 9th Ward Hunters. Read more

Video: Cha Wa at WWOZ

Mon, 08/06/18
Cha Wa joined us in the studio today for a live performance and to debut a new single! Check it out below. Cha waaaaaa!  Read more

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