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Today in NOLA: 2.09.15


After a perfect start to Carnival, the weather turned rainy today, but there is still plenty to do. Loyola is hosting a forum on women in Carnival and Indywood is screening a doc about Mardi Gras Indians. Mainstays King James and the Special Men are gigging downtown. On this date in 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States. Now, more to do this Monday. 

 

Mardi Gras Forum: The Women on Carnival (Loyola, 5:00p.m.)

Mardi Gras has a history of patriarchy, but New Orleans has changed a lot in the past decade. Parade goers now shout, “Throw me something Missus” as often as they plea for beads from Misters. The burgeoning importance of women in Carnival will be the focus of this discussion. Leaders from Iris, Muses, DIVAs and the Society of St. Anne will deliberate and discuss the changing masks of Mardi Gras within the context of sex. The free event will look at the different roles of women from the macro of all-female krewes to marching clubs to the micro of the individual.

 

We Won’t Bow Down (Indywood, 9:00p.m)

There is very little documented about the roots of the Mardi Gras Indian culture, as customs were passed down primarily through oral traditions. Filmmaker Chris Bower’s documentary keeps this history in mind in his filmmaking approach. “There’s no narration, no one else is speaking in the movie except for Mardi Gras Indians,” said Bower. “There’s no professors. Everybody that’s speaking is part of the culture and I thought that was important because this is how the tradition has been passed down.” Bower’s film aims to shed some light from the inside out.

 

Glen David Andrews (d.b.a., 10p.m.)

“Jesus was born in a manger,” says Tremé-born musician Glen David Andrews. “I was born in a second line.” Andrews’ roots go as deep as anyone’s in his home city, and it’s not for nothing that he’s known as the Tremé Prince. The trombone talent and Jazzfest star brings his signature sound to a weekly Monday gig at d.b.a. tonight. Tickets $5.

 

King James & The Special Men (BJ's Lounge, 10 p.m.)

Bywater haunt brings the perfect soundtrack to red beans & rice with one of the prime working rhythm and blues purveyors around downtown New Orleans. Who said you had to stay in on Monday?




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