Takin' It to the Streets interviews

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Interview: Merline Kimble of the Gold Digger Baby Dolls

Sun, 08/12/18
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... Read more

Interview: Black Flame Hunters Big Chief Black

Sun, 08/05/18
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... Read more

Interview: Edward Jackson III of TBC Brass Band

Sat, 07/28/18
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. Read more

Interview with Spy Boy Timothy Washington of the 9th Ward Hunters

Sat, 07/21/18
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... Read more

Interview: Cinnamon Black of Treme Million Dollar Baby Dolls

Sat, 06/16/18
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... Read more

Photos from the 2017-18 Second Line Season

Tue, 06/12/18
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... Read more

Interview: Yellow Pocahontas Gang Flag Boy Belden Batiste

Sat, 06/09/18
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. Read more

Takin' It To The Streets at Jazz Fest 2018

Sat, 04/28/18
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!  Read more

Wild Opelousas: a new Mardi Gras Indian tribe grows out of a Westbank charter school

Sat, 04/21/18
Authored by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee
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. Read more

Uptown Swingers Second Line Parade

Sat, 03/31/18
Photo by Action Jackson Read more

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