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
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!
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
Chief Joe was one of the oldest living Mardi ...
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...
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...
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...
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.