Shoo fly don't bother me, I been sewing my suit all night long, shoo fly don't bother me, I'm gonna sew my suit till the early mornin!! --Spyboy Ricky
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 series Tremè. Shockingly only little was known about this tradition outside the African American community .
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 website is to inform and educate the world about these and other cultures indigenous to the Crescent City and surrounding communities.
Single Ladies & Men Annual Second line parade.