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This was some kinda fun... FOUR New Orleans Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs marched and buck-danced from their own neighborhood bars and met up on St Charles Ave for a monster brass band. Wonderfully cacophonistic at first, but then it was in the groove. This clip follows the, in my view, stylin' Unexpected Rebels as they exit The Gladstone Lounge on Dryades St, then meeting up with The Perfect Gentlemen and The Dignified Achievable Men SA&PC. A fine Fathers Day vibe all around.
Uptown Second Line in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Video picks up at Toledano St and S Claiborne Ave, goes up S Claiborne to Washington Ave, then heads down Washington Ave to Danneel St. We turn onto Danneel St then head down to Louisiana Ave. We end at the corner of Dryades St and Delachaise St. at Cohen College Prep High School.
Second Line, Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Club Parade, New Orleans, Stooges Brass Band
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When the average person thinks of parades in New Orleans, they're probably thinking of the Mardi Gras processions that attract hordes of tourists every Carnival season. But for locals, it's all about the second line, which fill the streets with joyful dancing and live brass bands every Sunday, ten months out of the year. “You could have six bad days, Monday through Saturday, and get up Sunday and go to a second line, and you’re gonna forget,” says Rodrick “Scubble” Davis, a second line dancer known for his exuberant, athletic footwork. “Just that one day will make your whole week.” Scubble grew up in the historic African-American neighborhood Tremé, known as the birthplace of jazz and center of second line tradition. Its parades took off after the end of slavery, when African Americans formed Benevolent Societies and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs as a form of mutual social aid. Then, in the early 20th century, second lining merged with New Orleans’ burgeoning jazz culture. Today, club members and their bands burst out onto the streets often wearing matching, brightly-colored outfits with elaborate hats and headdresses; they wave banners as the crowd parts to make way for them and their high-stepping dance moves. Scubble, a club member with the Tremé Sidewalk Steppers, was introduced to second-lining when he was four years old by his mother, and his love for it grew. “I was always a hyped-kid, couldn’t keep still, and anytime I heard the band, I was moving,” he says. Watch as Scubble dances his way through historic Tremé, including in front of the popular Candlelight Lounge, and as he joins in a Sunday parade, stopping to show off his moves on raised porches and atop bus stop shelters. The video also features music by New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band and the Big 6 Brass Band. Hit that SUBSCRIBE button! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=kqedart Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kqedarts Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KQEDarts