A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu
During the late 17th century well into the 18th century slaves gathered at Congo Square on Sundays and sang, danced and drummed in authentic West African style. This rich legacy of African celebration is the foundation of New Orleans’ unique musical traditions including Jazz.
Mahalia Jackson – she was born in New Orleans and became known as the World’s greatest Gospel singer. Her Powerful voice introduce Gospel music to the an international audience.
In the 1900s local machining bands begun to improvise on rags, hymns, blues and European marches in new style, later called “Jazz”. Often the training grounds for Jazz Greats, Brass Bands remain a popular fixture in social clubs parades and Jazz Funeral. Their exciting music is often accompanied by a dance called “the second line”