The presence of Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs are a huge
part of what gives Jazz Fest its singular atmosphere. Check out these shots
of the Indians and club members at the 49th Annual Jazz Fest as captured by
the WWOZ photography team!
Wild Opelousas of Martin Behrman Charter School created their first Mardi Gras Indian suits in 2016. Students are able to take a class to about this important New Orleans cultural tradition and share in making the suits.
Algiers Warriors Spy Boy Troy Young on Super Sunday 2016 [Photo by Ryan
Hear our interviews with Big Chief Kevin Turner of Creole Cheveyos, Troy
Young of Algiers Warriors, and Kendell Trepagnier of The Black Eagles:
Sitting down with Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows as he
prepared for Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras Indians will be in the streets again
soon-- Uptown Super Sunday hits Sunday, March 18 and St. Joseph's Night is
Monday, March 19. Get the details at WWOZ's Takin'...
At sunset on March 19, the Mardi Gras Indians don their elaborate suits of
beads and feathers in neighborhoods throughout New Orleans and play out
ritual confrontations with song and dance.
View photos from recent St. Joseph's Nights, 2012-2016, in the image gallery
There are three Super Sunday Mardi Gras celebrations that happen each year.
Mardi Gras Indians from all parts of New Orleans come together for a
procession that displays their unity and amazing artistry. At the end of the
procession, there is a big festival with music, food...