Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing a podcast

Interview: Boneman George Quinn

Sat, 09/26/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with George "The Bone Man" Quinn, the original 7th Ward boneman. Quinn shares what his role is in Mardi Gras and says that being the boneman gives him something to live for. This takes on a deeper meani... Read more

Interview: Cheeky Blakk

Thu, 09/17/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, rapper Angela "Cheeky Blakk" Woods talks to Action Jackson about her experiences working in healthcare, getting her start in second lines, creating a very famous dance move, and much more! Hear it all in the player below: Read more

Interview: Devin De Wulf of Feed The Second Line

Wed, 09/09/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Devin Dewulf of the Krewe of Red Beans gets on the phone with Action Jackson about their efforts to buy groceries for the city's older culture bearers, how the effort is employing some out-of-work musicians, what you can do to support ... Read more

Interview: Leon Anderson, Jr., president of Valley of Silent Men

Sat, 08/29/20
This Sunday would've been the start of the 2020-21 second line season, kicking off, as always, with the Valley of Silent Men parade. This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Valley of the Silent Men President Leon Anderson Jr. to talk abo... Read more

Interview: Robert Starks of Original Big Nine

Sun, 08/23/20
COVID-19 has impacted the New Orleans cultural communities deeply. This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Robert Starks, business manager of the Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club, and his wife, Belida. Starks tested positive for coronav... Read more

Interview: Ezell Hines, president of Uptown Swingers

Wed, 08/19/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, WWOZ's Action Jackson gets on the phone with Ezell Hines, president of Uptown Swingers, to talk about how the group got its name, how parades have changed over the years, why groups should work together to keep the second line culture ... Read more

Interview: Wilbert Rawlins

Wed, 08/12/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Landry Walker High School Band Director Wilbert Rawlins gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson to talk about how he got into teaching, the benefits of music education, the perks that come with being in a successful brass band, an... Read more

Interview: Travis Lyons of Perfect Gentlemen

Sun, 08/02/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Travis Lyons of the Perfect Gentlemen Social and Pleasure Club talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how this has been a year of cancellations, how city regulations have impacted parades, what parades might look like next year, and much... Read more

Interview: Big Chief Howard Miller of Creole Wild West

Sat, 07/25/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Big Chief Howard Miller of the Creole Wild West talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how he became a Big Chief, how Mardi Gras Indian suits have changed over the years, whether the pandemic could lead to 2020 suits being worn next year... Read more

Interview: Edward Jackson of TBC Brass Band

Fri, 07/17/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson talks to TBC Brass Band member Edward Jackson about where the band started playing, why he decided to go to Southern University, how the band got back on track after Katrina, and much more. Hear it all in the player below: Read more

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