Below, hear Action Jackson's interview with Merline Kimble of the Gold Digger
Baby Dolls on this week's episode of Takin' It To The Streets. Merline
discusses seeing Uncle Lionel and the Million Dollar Baby Dolls as a little
girl, back when they were known as the "Dirty Doz...
Takin' It To The Streets host Action Jackson sits down with Big Chief Black
of the Black Flame Hunters Mardi Gras Indians. They discuss traditional
Uptown suits, Bo Dollis and The Wild Magnolias, passing traditions from one
generation to the next, Indian dancing, St. Joseph...
Action Jackson sits down with Edward Jackson III of TBC Brass Band. Jackson shares how TBC ("To Be Continued") got their name from a famous New Orleans musician, coming up out of the high school music programs and how the band first got together, playing on Bourbon + much more.
Takin' It To The Streets host Action Jackson sits down with Spy Boy Timothy
Washington of the 9th Ward Hunters Black Indians of Mardi Gras. They discuss
the Spy Boy position; Juneteenth; the masking tradition; masking in the
1980s and 1990s; resurrecting the Indian traditio...
WWOZ's Action Jackson sat down with Cinnamon Black of the Treme Million
Dollar Baby Dolls to discuss the Baby Doll tradition, the differences between
Mardi Gras and Carnival, Baby Dolls in other parts of the Caribbean, Uncle
Lionel's days as a Baby Doll, and much more. Hear...
New WWOZ volunteer photographer Jamell Tate was on the scene to capture some
highlights from the 2017-18 Second Line season. Check them out below or see
them all in one click.
And it's not over yet-- Perfect Gentlemen will step out on Father's Day and
Uptown Swingers will...
WWOZ's Action Jackson sat down for an interview with Yellow Pocahontas Gang
Flag Boy Belden Batiste. They talk about the legendary Big Chief Tootie
Montana, coming up in the masking tradition, and much more. Hear it below.
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.