Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing an interview.

Interview: Westbank Steppers president Pal Alexander

Wed, 01/20/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Westbank Steppers president Henry "Pal" Alexander talks to Action Jackson about their charity work, how the club was established, why it's important to have a second line on the West Bank, and more. Hear it all in the player below! Read more

Interview: Fred Johnson of Black Men of Labor

Tue, 01/12/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Fred Johnson of the Black Men of Labor talks to Action Jackson about a program that helps first-time homebuyers, why the club's parade is now in October instead of Labor Day Weekend, putting parade preparations on hold amid the pandemi... Read more

Interview: Men Buckjumpers president

Tue, 01/05/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, the Original Men Buckjumpers president talks to Action Jackson about why the club has survived so long, why the parade attracts a large crowd, how club members choose their fancy footwear, and more! Hear it all in the player below: Read more

Interview: Big Chief Victor Harris of Fi Yi Yi

Sun, 12/27/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Big Chief Victor Harris talks to Action Jackson about the contributions of Big Queen Kim "Cutie" Boutte and Backstreet Cultural Museum founder Sylvester Francis, what the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi is all about, and much more. Hear it all in t... Read more

Interview: Chris Terro of Big 6 Brass Band

Sun, 12/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, cowbell percussionist Chris Terro of the Big 6 Brass Band talks to Action Jackson about second lines, how he started playing the instrument, what the band is doing to raise money amid the pandemic, and more. Hear it all in the player ... Read more

Interview: 9 Times VP Oscar Brown

Mon, 12/14/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Oscar Brown of the Nine Times Social and Pleasure Club talks to Action Jackson about how the club reached its size, why the group cherishes diversity, how the parade route pays homage to the 9th Ward, and more! Hear it all in the playe... Read more

Interview: Bernard Robertson of Sudan SAPC

Sun, 12/06/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Bernard Robertson of the Sudan Social Aid & Pleasure Club talks to Action Jackson about the mental toll the pandemic is taking on the club, how charity efforts have been hampered by COVID, why it's important to mentor the youth, and mo... Read more

Interview: Glenn Hall III of Rebirth and Baby Boyz

Sat, 11/28/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Rebirth Brass Band and Baby Boyz Brass Band trumpeter Glenn Hall III gets on the phone with Action Jackson to talk about how he started playing at a very young age, the musicians who influenced him, what he hopes to accomplish in the f... Read more

Interview: Wendell Jackson, Original Four president

Sun, 11/22/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Original Four president Wendell Jackson talks to Action Jackson about how the club emerged from another group, how this year was supposed to be an important anniversary celebration, why they originally started stepping out from Armstro... Read more

Interview: Lady Wales' president Shantrell Simms

Wed, 11/18/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Shantrell Simms, president of Lady Wales Social & Pleasure Club. She shares how she first started second lining, why it's important for clubs and groups to work together, the parade years that real... Read more

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