Sites and Sounds at the Old U.S. Mint

Musical Performances and Discussions

Information Session



    • Deacon John Moore
    • The Paulin Brothers Brass Band
    • Littdell S. Banister, Big Queen of the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians
    • Jamahl Washington, former owner and manager of Brown Sugar Records -
    • Bruce Barnes, National Park Service
    • Amber Wiley, Tulane School of Architecture

Join us for an afternoon of music and a conversation about the history and potential future of these four sites:

A. L. Davis Park - a celebration site for Mardi Gras Indian tribes and brass band parades

Dew Drop Inn - Important venue for African American live music from the 1940s - 1970s

The Magnolia Projects public housing - built in 1941 and expanded in 1955, birthplace of several hip hop artists

Brown Sugar Records - a store that reflects a time when music was locally promoted and distributed

Light refreshments will be served.  This event is free & open to the public with support from the following organizations:  Tulane City Center, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, New Orleans Jazz National Heritage Park


Alumni, Prospective Students, Current Students, Visitors, Faculty
Back to top