Laissez Faire: over the course of one day forty folklorists, musicians, movers, Baby Dolls, culture bearers, and bounce artists share the art of their New Orleans’ neighborhoods as their cultural practices shift from morning rituals to afternoon gatherings to late night celebrations. There’s not many places you can go where folks aren’t familiar with New Orleans’ Mardi Gras parades, gumbo, and even the infamous Bourbon Street. Sadly, most of the “why” behind these traditions gets lost amongst the laissez faire, the Big Easy culture promoted for visitors. Laissez Faire is a humble homage to everyday magic and street pageantry of the Crescent City neighborhood life. Come to our Porch and learn a different history of Bulbancha.
Facilitator / Producers
C Gypsi Lewis
I'm both memories and premonitions.
Jay Pennington A/K/A Rusty Lazer
"Boundaries" means I love you.
Alphonse Feliciana IV
Bead artist, culture bearer, creator
a Consent/Culture/Celestial-based convening
Black Magic Music Group
Drummers with some razzle dazzle
Clarence “Chief Delco” Dalcour
Big Chief Delco, Creole Osceolas
HaSizzle the King of Bounce
High Energy, Party, Dance, Love, Freedom
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Cajun French Creole Songs Rhythms
Historian, Photographer, Griot, New Orleans Son, Tour Guide
Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson
Maroon Queen, Narrative Visual Artist
Porch Life by New Orleans Airlift
Forging Understanding Through Transformative Collaboration
Organist / inventor from New Orleans.
Small boobs and big dreams.