Wild Magnolias

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Wild Magnolias

The Wild Magnolias continue a rich tradition of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians. “Mardi Gras Indians” is a concept born out of working class groups, secret clubs and spiritual societies. The Mardi Gras Indians were working class African Americans who celebrated life and met challenges head-on with music and dance; while paying homage to their forefathers, many who were born into slavery. Initially, Mardi Gras Indians paraded (or Second Lined) on Mardi Gras Day as a tribute to Native Americans, who befriended runaway slaves to a haven of... more