by Red Cotton
Hey my people!!!
Second line season has been laid to rest for now but there are still many, many cultural activities to put your energy into...
(deets after the jump!)
FRIDAY JULY 8th
Memorial Indian practice is scheduled today in honor of Black Feather Big Chief Lionel Delpit at 6:00 pm on the corners of Frenchmen and Robertson Streets. (Info about *Big Chief Delpit’s passing below)
'Faces of Haiti, a Haitian Relief Benefit' 6-9pm featuring The Hot 8 Brass Band with special guest performance by Saints member Mike McKenzie at The Republic 828 South Peters in the Warehouse District. Go here for more info.
The Brass-A-Holics 11:00 PM at the Blue Nile 532 Frenchmen Street
Lagniappe Brass Band 12:30am at the Balcony Music Club 1331 Decatur Street
SATURDAY JULY 9th
'Rebirth of Clark Kickoff Event' with the Rebirth Brass Band. 10-4pm (Rebirth plays at 2:30pm). Volunteer Day, BBQ lunches, music and Bulldog pride. Joseph S. Clark High School 1301 N. Derbigny
Hot 8 Brass Band 11:00 PM at the Blue Nile 532 Frenchmen Street
SUNDAY JULY 10th
To Be Continued Brass Band playing 10pm at the Blue Nile (Sunday nights for the rest of July) 532 Frenchmen Street
Hot 8 Brass Band playing 10pm - 1am at the Wolf Den 907 S Peters
* (as per Chief Cherice Harrison-Nelson) After a long and courageous battle with several health issues Black Feather Big Chief Lionel Delpit became an ancestor at about 11:00 pm last night. Lionel started masking as a member of the Yellow Pocahontas group before establishing the Black Feather. He was known for his elaborate suits, spirited dancing and soulful singing. He appeared in the Treme series in the scene with other Big Chiefs singing Indian Red at the home of the Wild Man who perished in Katrina. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be sent out as soon as they are finalized.