Saturday, December 23, 2006

Ultimate carnival marching societies: the Mardi Gras Indian tribes

Mardi Gras Indian Child
Originally uploaded by skeletonkrewe.
The Mardi Gras Indian tribes are a perfect example of New Orleans' marching societies. The massive and artistic costume becomes a type of parade float. Chanting and percussion is their musical accompaniment. I do love the sound of drums and people chanting, "Two-way pocky way!" and "Hey - pocky-way!"