Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing a podcast

Interview: Kevin Devezin of Undefeated Divas & Gents

Thu, 02/25/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Undefeated Divas and Gents President Kevin Devezin talks to Action Jackson about how he got started in the second line, the group's talented designers, how they choose their fancy footwear, and more. Hear the interview in the player be... Read more

Interview: Chief Eric B. of Monogram Hunters

Mon, 02/15/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Chief Eric B. of the Monogram Hunters talks to Action Jackson about loved ones lost during the pandemic, how his suit incorporates Rhastafarian culture, his latest musical project, and more. Hear it all in the player below: Read more

Interview: Spy Boy Tim Washington

Sat, 02/13/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Spy Boy Tim Washington gets on the phone with Action Jackson to discuss encountering the White Eagles and Black Eagles on Orleans Avenue as a child, how meetings of Indians came to be, the legacy of Big Chief Tootie Montana, what he fe... Read more

Interview: Joell Lee of Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls

Mon, 02/08/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Joell Lee of the Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls. They discuss the possibility of uniting different Baby Doll groups, the Baby Dolls' representation of strong womanhood, how they design their ou... Read more

Interview: Perfect Gentlemen president Travis Lyons

Sun, 01/31/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Perfect Gentlemen president Travis Lyons talks to Action Jackson about all the parades that were canceled because of Covid, how a youth center is reaching out to people during the pandemic, his efforts to help young artists record musi... Read more

Interview: Westbank Steppers president Pal Alexander

Wed, 01/20/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Westbank Steppers president Henry "Pal" Alexander talks to Action Jackson about their charity work, how the club was established, why it's important to have a second line on the West Bank, and more. Hear it all in the player below! Read more

Interview: Fred Johnson of Black Men of Labor

Tue, 01/12/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Fred Johnson of the Black Men of Labor talks to Action Jackson about a program that helps first-time homebuyers, why the club's parade is now in October instead of Labor Day Weekend, putting parade preparations on hold amid the pandemi... Read more

Interview: Men Buckjumpers president

Tue, 01/05/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, the Original Men Buckjumpers president talks to Action Jackson about why the club has survived so long, why the parade attracts a large crowd, how club members choose their fancy footwear, and more! Hear it all in the player below: Read more

Interview: Big Chief Victor Harris of Fi Yi Yi

Sun, 12/27/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Big Chief Victor Harris talks to Action Jackson about the contributions of Big Queen Kim "Cutie" Boutte and Backstreet Cultural Museum founder Sylvester Francis, what the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi is all about, and much more. Hear it all in t... Read more

Interview: Chris Terro of Big 6 Brass Band

Sun, 12/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, cowbell percussionist Chris Terro of the Big 6 Brass Band talks to Action Jackson about second lines, how he started playing the instrument, what the band is doing to raise money amid the pandemic, and more. Hear it all in the player ... Read more

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