Indigenous Mardi Gras Indians Come to BNC

Indigenous Mardi Gras Indians Come to BNCIndigenous Mardi Gras Indians Come to BNC

The Broadway Neighbourhood Centre is proud to host the Indigenous Mardi Gras Pavilion at this year’s Folklorama.  The fusion of Native American and African cultures dates back to when Native American families took in African slaves who often married into their tribes back in the 1800’s. This first-time pavilion will showcase the Mardi Gras Indian Show straight from New Orleans as well as home grown talent with performers from the Aboriginal School of Dance.  While the Mardi Gras Indians will entertain the audience with eye-popping costumes and costumes, the dancers from the School of Dance will educate the audience about North American Indigenous culture through the power of great story telling.   Keep your eyes on the Mardi Gras Indian suits cost thousands of dollars in materials alone and can weigh upwards of 100 pounds! A suit can take a year to plan and complete and is designed and created by the Indian alone and includes elaborate bead patches, feathers and sequins.

The Pavilion will be alcohol free and the food is cooked by Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery located in Denver, Colarado.  The owners of the restaurant themselves will be here to make Jambalaya gumbo, fry bread and wojapi for you taste buds to enjoy!

The shows are August 12- August 18, 2012. Times are 6:45pm, 8:15pm, and 9:45pm

See you there!!

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