Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing an interview.

Sudan Second Line Parade

Mon, 09/02/19
Hear our interview with three members of Sudan as they discuss Jerome Smith, Danny Barker, passing the traditions on to the next generation, the integration of modern and traditional music in their parade, the importance of cowbell, and much more. Read more

Black Men of Labor Second Line Parade

Mon, 09/02/19

Men of Class Second Line Parade

Mon, 09/02/19
Men of Class at Jazz Fest 2019 [Photo by Louis Crispino] START Portside Lounge (3000 Dryades St.). Continue up Dryades Street to Second Street. STOP Sportsman's Lounge (2433 Dryades Street) Sportsman Ladies. Pickup 'Men & Ladies of Unity.' Continue up Second Street to Dann... Read more

Family Ties Second Line Parade

Mon, 08/26/19
Family Ties at Jazz Fest [Photo by Eli Mergel] START Prime Example Jazz Club (1909 N. Broad). Proceed up N. Broad St. to St. Ann St. Make a U-turn. STOP Lillie's Bar. Continue on N. Broad St. to Ursulines Ave. RIGHT turn onto Ursulines Ave to 2634 Ursulines Ave. STOP Lisa... Read more

Young Men Olympians Second Line Parade

Mon, 08/26/19
Action Jackson sits down with Norman Dixon, Jr. to talk about YMO's second line parade this Sunday. Read more

Interview: Ronald W. Lewis

Thu, 08/15/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson talks with Ronald W. Lewis, founder of the Original Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club, and director of the House of Dance & Feathers in the Lower 9th Ward. Lewis shares his experiences masking in the 1980s and 1990s, wha... Read more

Interview with photographer Freddy Hill

Sat, 09/07/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with documentary photographer Freddy Hill. Hill has been photographing New Orleans social and pleasure clubs and Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans for more than 15 years. Her work captures all aspects of the cl... Read more

Interview: Mr. C, second line videographer

Sat, 08/10/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, hear Action Jackson's interview with Mr. C, the second line videographer. They discuss his background and how he got involved with the parades, what he tries to capture each Sunday, and much more. Below, see one of the videos he's prod... Read more

Interview with Baby Doll Satin Mitchell

Sun, 07/28/19
Hear the interview with Baby Doll Satin Mitchell as she sits down with Action Jackson to talk about the Baby Doll sisterhood, the difference between "costumes" and what the Baby Dolls wear, the need for new Baby Dolls, and much more!  Read more

Interview with Ben "Da Grill Man" Smith

Tue, 07/23/19
Hear the interview with Ben "Da Grill Man" Smith as he sits down and talks with WWOZ's Action Jackson about parades in the 1960s, the Jolly Bunch, what's on the grill, the seasonal nature of his business, his idea for including the second line community in the national even... Read more

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