Wednesday, Jan 15, 6-9 PM

Creole Aesthetics in Carnival Arts

The Cabildo
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701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA

Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Big Chief of the Northside Skull and Bone Gang, will host a conversation with his second chief, Zohar Israel, and two chiefs of downtown Mardi Gras Indian tribes: Clarence Dalcour of the Creole Osceola and Donald "Dut" Claude of the Seventh Ward Warriors. These long-time friends and collaborators will share songs and artwork as they tell stories about the Sixth and Seventh Ward masking traditions that inspired their work. This program is free and open to the public. It is hosted in conjunction with the current exhibition "Le Kèr Creole (The Creole Heart): Runaway Slaves, Music, and Memory in Louisiana."