New Orleans Voices - January 2016

Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage

Alfred Lemmon is the Director of the Williams Research Center at The Historic New Orleans Collection. In this podcast, Lemmon discusses the tenth installment of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage. These popular music performances explore different aspects of Louisiana’s contributions to…

Origins of Carnival and New Orleans Traditions

John Magill is a local historian and expert on New Orleans’ many unique historical facts. In this podcast, Magill explains the origins of our Carnival celebration. Locals and others will find his information fascinating. According to Magill, the earliest Carnival celebrations…

Queen Reesie and the Mardi Gras Indians Hall of Fame

Cherice Harrison-Nelson is curator of the Mardi Gras Indians Hall of Fame. Mardi Gras Indians and their followers also know her as Queen Reesie of the Guardians of the Flame Mardi Gras Indians. In this podcast, Cherice explains that each…