Jazz Funerals: Death’s Lessons on Leading an Ethical Life in Black New Orleans.

Okun, Julia I.

Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award Winner, 2018. Since the late 1800s, many in the black community of New Orleans have honored their dead with a brass band processional commonly referred to as a jazz funeral. A large cohort of musicians and a “second line” of dancers lead family and friends, as well as unrelated community members, in a musical journey to and from the burial site. Tradition... read more

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