Mississippi Happening VOODOO Experience 2012
New Orleans brought together a diverse set of top notch creatives in music, art, food, and performance for the Voodoo Music + Art Experience. Mississippi Happening proposed for press credentials in order to investigate how Mississippi might slip over the border in this last weekend before Halloween. We found Mississippi musicians, stories from our neighboring musicians about experiences with Mississippi culture, and discovered the rather remarkable pull of Mississippi Blues around the world – all this steeping in the historically rich culture of the Louisiana low lands.
Public art installations. Markets. Creative New Orleans Seafood creations alongside Bulk Granola and Nut vendors. Amusement Rides. Trees and a Lake and Camping. Roaming Performance. …and Awesome Music - with New Orleans City Park as a backdrop. The Voodoo Music + Art Experience has become a solid core of creative local talent building a unique experience alongside unique artists from around the world.
We sat down for interviews with international talent like Thomas Dolby, Kid Koala, David A. Stewart, and Louisiana piano star Marcia Ball. Rising New Orleans groups like The Revivalists, The Vettes, and the Jayess, MS-born gospel band Leo Jackson & The Melody Clouds all shared their experiences and most exciting of all was the Picayune, MS band New Rebel Family callin’ out 6-0-1 to represent while playing the main stage Le Ritual on Sunday afternoon.
View blogs from our trip below with interviews and pictures from the Experience ~