Monday, November 14, 2016

Rolling with Style

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Yesterday was the Second Line for the Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club. They were rolling through the Treme in New Orleans, one of the oldest and most historic African-American neighborhoods in the United States.

Spirit 2 Da Street
There was a lot going on in the Treme yesterday - in addition to the Second Line, there was a Gumbo Festival in Louis Armstrong Park, and also a production of Verdi's "MacBeth" at the Mahalia Jackson Performing Arts Theatre. The streets were alive with music and rhythm.

Rolling with the Sudan were subgroups, including the Spirit 2 Da Street Social & Pleasure Club, the Unbreakable Men Social & Pleasure Club, and the Versatile Ladies of Style.

Unbreakable Men
The parade wound through the narrow streets and past the historic shotgun houses and Creole cottages that make up this neighborhood. The joy and pleasure in the faces of the participants was such a wonder to see, following a week of shock and disbelief.

Ladies of Style
Spirit 2 D Street keeping the "Baby Doll" tradition alive

Sudan gentleman
The Ladies of Style made a wonderful spectacle:

Their brilliant suits brought sunshine to a cloudy November day.

1 comment:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

NOLA is just so COLORFUL. I'm so grateful that you photograph and share your city with us.