Laissez Faire

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

Community Artists