In a recent interview with DJ Action Jackson of WWOZ, the president of New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force, Tamara Jackson informed listeners that there will be no second lines in New Orleans til at least August of 2021. Continue Reading
Saturday June 6th, 2020, Young Fellaz Brass Band are throwing an “all black attire” second line in Armstrong Park at 3pm. You will be required to stay six feet away from fellow celebrants.
When I was at the Big Chief Leonard Brooks of the Golden Spears Tribe second line back in mid-March I never dreamed that it would be the final parade of the spring.
When you get involved in it, it’s a serious piece of business
That’s Big Chief Darryl Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas speaking on the Black Masking Indian tradition.
The folks behind Jazz Fest are putting their money where their mouth is. They’ve ponied up a relief fund for New Orleans Black Masking Indian Gangs. The gangs are filled with musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, and just regular folks who are trying to survive through this arduous time.
Can you imagine how much money the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has pulled in over the last half-century?
It’s good to see them plowing some of that revenue back into the community.
Unfortunately second lines are now forbidden in the City of New Orleans but that hasn’t stopped me from keeping a running count of the ones that will take place once a sense of normalcy has been restored. I’d love contributions to this project so if you see any names missing please leave a comment. Continue Reading
I’m writing an article about the massive backlog of second lines that is stacking up due to the city of New Orleans isolation mandate, and I’ll publish it soon.
Wisdom Reception Center, March 7th, 2020, 1356 St. Bernard Ave. New Orleans, Louisiana. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hope y’all can make it out.