Second Lines & Brass Bands

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Candlelight Lounge fundraiser happening today

Posted By on Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 11:40 AM

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The Candlelight Lounge, that beloved impenetrable cinderblock on Robertson Street in Treme, has seen the good, the bad and the ugly for over 30 years. It stands alone bearing witness to the great music genes that live in the historic bloodline of the oldest Black neighborhood in the country — or it used to be before the ‘transition’ aka gentrification took over the hood post Katrina. The Candlelight is the last live music bar in what was once the musical hub of the city. Long gone are landmarks like the Caledonia, Little People’s, Joe’s Cozy Corner, Treme Music Hall which nurtured legendary greats like the Dirty Dozen, Treme Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Lil Rascals, New Birth, Tuba Fats, Trombone Shorty and James "Satchmo of the Ghetto aka "12" Andrews. And although many of the musical acts still perform in some form or fashion, all of the aforementioned music clubs have permanently shuttered their doors with the exception of the Candlelight (Little People’s opens periodically to neighborhood folks but don’t have live music).

The bar’s owner, Ms. Leona ‘Chine’ Grandison, has somehow managed to hold on, refusing to let it go by the wayside or sell it — and there have been many offers — ambling through the years without air conditioning, heat or a functioning kitchen. She hopes a combination of the fundraiser concert happening today and online outreach through the bar’s GoFundMe page will get her the $80K she needs to do the very necessary renovations to the bar.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Second line Sunday: Lady and Men Buckjumpers

Posted By on Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Lady Buckjumpers Annual Parade


THE ORIGINAL NEW ORLEANS MEN AND LADY BUCKJUMPERS ANNUAL PARADE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016

"Everybody's not made for the streets, that's why they made the sidewalk."


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Friday, November 18, 2016

Second line Sunday: Nine Times annual parade

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 5:17 PM

Nine Times SAPC
  • Nine Times SAPC

NINE TIMES SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB

18TH ANNUAL SECOND LINE PARADE

Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Second line Sunday: Sudan 2016 Annual Parade

Posted By on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 2:24 PM

Sudan 2016 second line map

SUDAN SOCIAL & PLEASURE CLUB 33RD ANNUAL PARADE

Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016

Grand Marshall: Oswald "Bo Monkey" Jones
2016 Queen: Demetri Williams

(route details below)

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Second Line Sunday: We Are One's annual parade

Posted By on Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 9:05 PM

We Are One annual second line

WE ARE ONE ANNUAL SECOND LINE

Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

YeMaYa parade is in the Lower 9th Ward on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 5:54 PM

Women march in the YeMaYa parade. - KIM WELSH
  • KIM WELSH
  • Women march in the YeMaYa parade.

The YeMaYa parade was started five years ago as a parade highlighting women marching groups from across New Orleans. On Saturday, Nov. 5, the parade moves to the Lower 9th Ward, a place that founder Ann Marie Coviello says will more “spiritually resonate” with the intentions behind the parade, named after the Yoruban sea goddess who is believed to protect women, children and the water.

“We wanted to bring the spirit to the place where water has mattered more than anywhere else in the city, and that’s the Lower Nine,” Coviello said. “It really resonates, to visit the water.”

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Second line Sunday: Women of Class annual parade

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Women of Class 2009 second line
Women Of Class Annual Second Line

2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 30, 2016

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Claire Tancons proposes second-line procession on the National Mall

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 1:16 PM

Black Men of Labor co-founder Fred Johnson Jr. with curator Claire Tancons at the Black Men of Labor parade Oct. 23.
  • Black Men of Labor co-founder Fred Johnson Jr. with curator Claire Tancons at the Black Men of Labor parade Oct. 23.

Art curator Claire Tancons has explored the performance and art aesthetics of indigenous parade traditions in the Caribbean, Great Britain and Louisiana. She is planning a super parade of New Orleans parading groups on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., ending at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“It has been my experience, museums, which are in the business of high culture, and which promote bourgeois values, tend to look down at these more popular African-American traditions," Tancons says. "Or when featuring them (they) do so in a rather traditional fashion, showing props, or in a pop spectacular fashion, and downplay the political and social core of these artistic manifestations."

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Second line Sunday: Black Men of Labor's parade

Posted By on Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Black Men of Labor
  • Black Men of Labor

THE BLACK MEN OF LABOR 23rd ANNIVERSARY PARADE

2 p.m.-6 p.m. SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016


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Friday, October 14, 2016

Second line Sunday: Men of Class annual parade

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Men of Class second line

MEN OF CLASS SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB

1 p.m.-5 p.m. SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016

"Dedication & Salute to Those Who Serve"

Guest: Compassionate Ladies

Queen Hazel Wilson

King George Howard III


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