Beyond Mardi Gras are many more variations to the life we have in New Orleans.
From the Mardi Gras Indians to 2nd line parades....there is a constant evolvement of music, art and a constant evolvement of culture.
This is the place where Jazz was born, this is the home (permanent and temporary) of jazz, blues, versions of reggae and versions of rock and roll, rap, with combinations of zydeco, swamp pop and more.
As a New Orleanian one has the daily opportunity to be a part of this culture and part of where it will be tomorrow.
New Orleans is a special place. It is a cluster of communities of people of all walks of life from all over the world.
Caught between a lake, a river and a lot of watery places it forces people to live together...but not pushed in a forceful way but more like slowly simmered like a fine gumbo.