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Celebrating Mardi Gras

March 3, 2019 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Concert with the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band

In advance of Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band takes the stage for an afternoon concert inspired by the exhibition New Orleans Second Line Parades. The Los Angeles-based band includes members from New Orleans who will pause throughout their performance to discuss the history of American music since 1803 (the year of the Louisiana Purchase) and leading up to the Swing Era.

Fowler Families presents Little Mardi Gras with the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band

Follow the band in a lively procession into the Fowler’s Davis Courtyard, where jewelry-making and mask-decorating activities will be available to children of all ages from 2–4pm.


Related Exhibition: New Orleans Second Line Parades: Photographs by Pableaux Johnson

This exhibition of 40 color portraits by Louisiana-born photographer Pableaux Johnson documents members of African American Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs in New Orleans. These neighborhood-based associations are renowned for elaborate attire worn for Sunday brass band parades known as Second Lines.

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