Thursday, April 8, 2010
Photo of Jackson Square by Tiffany Wong
In this follow up post to last week's description of my annual service learning visit to the Big Easy, I share a bit more of the color and sound of New Orleans. The photos freatured here were all taken by my students while the video is what I could capture of the brass bands playing as the Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club second-line passed me by (Sunday, March 28, 2010). Go here, here, and here for video of the group's 2009 second-line parade (much better than mine by the way) and here for a sample of something called "Baby Buckjump."
Following the video is a real treat - photos taken by my student Simon Mairzadeh of the Mardi Gras Indians in full regalia. If you don't know what a Mardi Gras Indian is - I suggest you tune in to the premier of the new HBO series Tremé that debuts this Sunday, April 11, at 10 p.m.
Photo of Professor Ted taken by Tiffany Wong
Posted by El Yuma @ 1:16 PM