Baby Doll Kit, founder of the N’awlins D’awlins Baby Dolls, dances along with the Treme Brass Band at the corner of St. Philip and N. Robertson streets during the grand reopening of the Backstreet Cultural Museum.
Top: Oswald Jones, grand marshal of the Treme Brass Band, leads the second line from the Backstreet Cultural Museum’s old location on Henriette Delille Street to its new location on St. Philip Street during grand reopening festivities on July 9. Big Chief Fi Yi Yi of the Mandingo Warriors can also be spotted in his tribal suit. The Henriette Delille location was irreparably damaged by Hurricane Ida in August 2021.
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Mike Dillon performs with MonoNeon at the Music Box Village during a super jam on April 30—one of the first Jazz Fest-related programs for the venue in three years after pandemic cancellations and postponements.
Quintron accompanies Lonnie Holley at the Music Box Village on March 12—the first official return to programming for the venue in three years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Baby Dolls Franny Chanel, Kit, and Bumps (Melanie Dawson-walker, Carol Harris, and Kelly Lee Blackwell, left to right) pose outside the Treme Community Center following the funeral of Ray “Big Chief Hatchet” Blazio on July 9.
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews dances atop the coffin of his mother, Lois Nelson-Andrews, at her funeral second line in the Treme on November 20, 2021.
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