A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

Most of you have to wait until Mardi Gras Day, Super Sunday, Saint Joseph’s Day and Night, Secondline parades, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival to experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the New Orleans Black Masking Indians. But year-round, I am surrounded by native New Orleanians who ensure our treasured culture and tradition survive. With the recent cancellation of Super Sunday and the … Continue reading A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

Allison “Big Chief Tootie” Montana Day

January 6th was officially proclaimed Allison “Big Chief Tootie” Montana Day. You are cordially invited by his family to attend a celebration of his life and the opening of Carnival season. *Blessing, wreath laying at his statue in Armstrong Park followed by Black Indian chants, other musical entertainment, food and beverages. Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana (December 16, 1922 – June 27, 2005), a lather by … Continue reading Allison “Big Chief Tootie” Montana Day

#ThrowbackThursday – New Orleans 1990: Mardi Gras Indians photos by Infrogmation

My ”Throwback Thursday” pictures were taken by New Orleanian known as “Infrogmation or Froggy.” other than being one of New Orleans most remarkable photographers, but one can see his life’s adventures in his personal photographs. “Infrogmation is one of #nola’s most unheralded great photographers.” — Kevin Allman, editor “Gambit” New Orleans weekly.[1] *blush* Feel free to read the rest of the article on The Advocate here: … Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday – New Orleans 1990: Mardi Gras Indians photos by Infrogmation

New Orleans Black Masking Indians- St.Joseph’s Night with the Flaming Aarows Gang

The people of New Orleans, the ones low on the totem pole do it for the culture and to keep their family traditions and priceless legacies alive. But in more ways, than we know it, the people of New Orleans remains the city with a heartbeat. New Orleanians love to see the expressions on the tourist’s faces when they eat our food. It rejoices our hearts to see you partying on our streets and brings pleasure to our ears to hear you say that this is the best trip of your life. This is all true for the Black Masking Indians their pay is hearing our wows and seeing the flashing of the cameras as if the lens is giving them winks of approval. They love to show off their talent by way of creating these elaborate suits. Then they serenade us with their chants and put on a war dance worthy of Broadway!!! Continue reading New Orleans Black Masking Indians- St.Joseph’s Night with the Flaming Aarows Gang