Takin' It to the Streets interviews

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Interview: Yellow Pocahontas Spy Boy Tyrone Yancy

Tue, 07/07/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Yellow Pocahontas First Spy Boy Tyrone Yancy talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about Big Chiefs who have had a major impact, how suits have changed over the years, what Mardi Gras Indians talk about when they're sewing, and much more. Hea... Read more

Interview: Ada Robertson of Money Wasters Social & Pleasure Club

Sat, 06/27/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Money Wasters president Ada Robertson gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson about how the group was formed, what goes into putting on a second line parade, how younger members are changing the second line landscape, and much mor... Read more

Interview: Tamara Jackson

Sat, 06/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Tamara Jackson of the Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force. They discuss how the task force supports second lines, whether parades will happen in 2020, how the #SilenceIsViolence campaign tries ... Read more

Interview: Norman Dixon, Jr.

Sat, 06/13/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Norman Dixon, Jr., president of of Young Men Olympians, to talk about parade divisions, the Norman Dixon Fund, how clubs are staying active while the parades are canceled, and much more. Hear it al... Read more

Interview: Craig Dixon of Da Truth Brass Band

Sat, 06/06/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Da Truth Brass Band trumpeter Craig Dixon. They discuss how second lines are changing, how playing in parades differs from performing on stage, what lies ahead for the band, and much more. Hear it ... Read more

Interview: Roger Lewis

Sat, 05/30/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Dirty Dozen Brass Band leader Roger Lewis talks to Action Jackson about how he started playing music, the many musical legends he's performed with, how New Orleans music is received around the world, and much more. Listen in: Read more

Interview: Christie Jourdain of Original Pinettes Brass Band

Thu, 05/21/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Original Pinettes Brass Band leader Christie Jourdain talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how the all-female band was originally received by other musicians, the competition that earned them respect, how the pandemic is impacting musi... Read more

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

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