Monday, May 3, 2010

Treme's Wild Man: Black Mardi Gras Indians

David Simon's series Tremé on HBO is being called an act of love. The show piques curiosity about New Orleans's unique history and culture, prompting some to learn more. One facet of that culture is the city's Black Mardi Gras Indians.

In the Tremé episode, "Right Place, Wrong Time," the character Albert Lambreaux and his friend Lorenzo, discover the body of Lorenzo's father, a Mardi Gras Indian, decaying under a boat at his home in the ninth ward. He did not escape the Katrina flood. Later, men from Lambreaux's Indian tribe/gang gather and do a ritual in front of the home. ... Continue reading at the New Orleans Literature Examiner.

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

I don't have HBO, but given your praise and look at this show, I'm certainly going to pick up the season when it comes out on disc, Nordette. Thanks for this.