Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing a podcast

Interview with Eric Waters, author of 'Freedom's Dance'

Wed, 08/29/18
Photographer and author Eric Waters talks about his new book, "Freedom's Dance," including how it all came together, and how the advent of cell phone photographers has changed second line culture and his own photography. Read more

Prince of Wales Second Line Parade

Sun, 08/19/18
Prince of Wales at Jazz Fest [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee] Hear the interview with Stan Taylor, Prince of Wales Business Manager: Read more

Interview with Big 6 Brass Band

Sat, 08/18/18
New Orleans' second line parades wouldn't be what they are without brass bands. Host Action Jackson sat down with the Big 6 Brass Band earlier this summer to get their take on the brass band scene today, coming up in music education in New Orleans, and much more. Read more

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

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