Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing a podcast

Interview: Bennie Pete of Hot 8 Brass Band

Sat, 05/16/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Bennie Pete, a cofounder of the Hot 8 Brass Band, talks to Action Jackson about how the band was formed, countries they've gotten to perform in, what they love about playing at Jazz Fest, and more. Read more

Interview: Derrick Tabb

Sat, 04/25/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Derrick Tabb, formerly of Rebirth Brass Band, gets on the phone with Action Jackson to talk about what it was like to play in the group, what it felt like to win a Grammy, his non-profit organization The Roots of Music, and much more! ... Read more

In Memoriam: Counsel Chief Joe Jenkins

Thu, 04/16/20
Joe Jenkins, Counsel Chief of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society, became an ancestor today, at the age of 90.  His passing was announced by Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson of the Guardians. It was not COVID-related. Chief Joe was one of the oldest living Mardi ... Read more

Interview: Baby Doll Butterfly Jan of Treme Baby Dolls

Sat, 02/22/20
Listen in as Action Jackson sits down with Baby Doll Butterfly Jan of Treme Baby Dolls and LJ, special assistant to Oscar Diggs, captain of krewedelusion. They discuss what a Baby Doll is, the first Baby Dolls in the city in the 1910s or 1920s, Jan's work honoring mothers a... Read more

Video: Big Chief's last suit

Sun, 02/23/20
Flaming Arrows Big Chief Kevin Goodman makes his last suit and gives his family's legacy to the next generation at Mardi Gras 2019. Read more

Video: 9th Ward Black Hatchets debut

Fri, 02/21/20
Looking back to Mardi Gras Day 2017 when Big Chief Dowee debuted his new Mardi Gras Indian tribe, the 9th Ward Black Hatchets.    Read more

Interview: Mohawk Hunters Big Chief Tyrone Casby

Wed, 02/19/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Mohawk Hunters' Big Chief Tyrone Casby to talk about the creative process behind making a suit ("one bead at a time"), the importance of the whole gang, education and the importane of oral history, and muc... Read more

Interview with the Mossman

Wed, 02/12/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with the Mossman, Tyrone Casby of the Mohawk Hunters. They discuss what it was like for Casby to be born into the masking Indian tradition, his large family, and Mardi Gras morning on the Westbank. They also di... Read more

***POSTPONED *** Original Big Seven/Mother's Day Second Line Parade

Sun, 01/05/20
This week, Action Jackson interviews Original Big 7 President Edward Buckner about how the pandemic has impacted the organization's budget and youth program. They also talk about some of the culture bearers and community members that New Orleans has lost to the virus. Read more

***POSTPONED*** Ole & Nu Style Fellas Second Line Parade

Sun, 01/05/20
Hear our interview with Askia Bennett of Ole & Nu Style Fellas 2020: Read more

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