Welcome to the city known worldwide for its lavish Mardi
Gras parades, birthplace of jazz, friendly citizens, exquisite
architecture and arguably the best food one's pallet could
New Orleans is unlike any other American city. But what's less known is a
unique culture that lays hidden in the shadows of the 200 year old oaks, Voodoo
queens and Bourbon Street craze. This culture which includes Mardi Gras
Indians, Jazz Funerals and Second lining has been documented in the award
winning HBO series Tremé. Shockingly only until recently little was known
about this tradition outside the African American community in New Orleans.
Particularly the Mardi Gras Indians which some locals and historians says this
culture dates back to the mid 1800's and possibly earlier.
My goal for this site is to inform and educate the world about these and
other cultures indigenous to the Crescent City and surrounding communities.