New Orleans: Festivales De La Nouvelle Orleans

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Festivales de La Nouvelle Orleans New Orleans is a city that is located in the southeastern part of the state of Louisiana. It is known for being rich in culture. Many people travel to this great city to enjoy the culture including food, signature style homes, and a variety of musical genres. If you were to ask most people what comes to mind when you hear the name New Orleans many will respond by saying one of two things. The first response would be Mardi Gras which is a French term used to describe the period before the Catholic Lenten season where the people eat fatty foods. The other response many people will give is Bourbon Street. This is one of the most famous streets located in the oldest part of New Orleans, which is known as the French …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that new orleans is rich in culture, food, signature style homes, and musical genres. mardi gras is a french term used to describe the period before the catholic lenten season.
  • Explains that the chalmette battlefield & beauregard house holds the history of the battle of new orleans in 1814-1815.
  • Explains that the brief history of the "big easy" shines a light on the culture and how things may be run and why people do the things they do.
  • Explains that jazz music originated in new orleans in the 19th century. voodoo rituals were openly accepted and attended by people of all walks of life.
  • Explains that new orleans was a city where you could dance down the middle of the street, and rather than people wondering why you weren't at work, they were more concerned on how they would join you.

Attractions such as the Chalmette Battlefield & Beauregard House, which holds the history of the Battle of New Orleans in 1814-1815, ended any possible attempts of England trying to regain control of the American Colonies, which were lost during the American Revolution, the War of Independence. At this location is where General Andrew Jackson, local volunteers, and pirate, Jean Lafitte along with his men defended the city from being invaded from the British. This history alone is the very foundation how New Orleans became of something so …show more content…

Yet there is one thing you can never seem to forget about when speaking on the heartbeat of New Orleans. Originating from New Orleans, jazz music was quite prominent. Created in the 19th century, people called jazz music “Voodoo rhythms” at the time. The only place in the New World allowed to use drums, Voodoo rituals were openly accepted and attended by people of all walks of life, rich or poor, white or black, this was one thing that brought the people of New Orleans together. Names like Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Ellis, Wynton and Brandford Marsallis are leading names of those who created music that won over not only the hearts but the soul of the people giving them the urge to start

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