The day before Art ‘Poppa Funk’ Neville’s funeral Wednesday, New Orleanians took to the streets of Treme Tuesday to celebrate his life with a second line.
Neville’s daughter Arthel Neville, Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews, young trombonist Alvin CoCo, Corey Henry and others were in attendance at the second line.
Here are photos from the celebration:
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Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews comforts Arthel Neville, a TV journalist and daughter of Art Poppa Funk Neville, in the Treme neighborhood during a second line for Poppa Funk lead by Treme trombonist Corey Henry in New Orleans, Monday, July 29, 2019. Arthur Lanon Neville (December 17, 1937 July 22, 2019) was known for New Orleans standards Hey Pocky A-Way, Fire on the Bayou, and Mardi Gras Mambo. He was a pioneer of funk and New Orleans music, and was best known as the keyboardist and songwriter for the Grammy-winning Neville Brothers and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominated The Meters. Photo by Matthew Hinton