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Black Mardi Gras Traditions

Dianne "Gumbo Marie" Honore' is joined on stage with members of the Black Baby Dolls, Skull and Bones Gang, Black Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs. 

These groups are the bedrock of black mardi gras celebrations which began over a century ago. Join us as we bring to life our history through song, dance, and storytelling.

Excerpted from Gumbo Marie's mission: To promote a fuller understanding of Louisiana's cultural and ethnic diversity by reenacting Louisiana history from the perspectives of historically marginalized groups. To provide an engaging environment where audience members can see through the lens of people who have shaped Louisiana’s culture, landscape, and history.

Free and open to the public, presented by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

Earlier Event: February 6
Down on Their Luck Orchestra
Later Event: February 8
Female Carnival Krewes of New Orleans